Former Texas Tech junior DT Delvon Simmons will visit Miami this weekend, according to CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman.
Simmons visited UCLA last week. The former five star recruit started every game in 2012, registering six tackles for loss, including two sacks. Simmons is reportedly interested in two programs close to his him: Penn State and Pittsburgh.
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes Texas A&M redshirt sophomore QB Johnny Manziel's footwork needs a lot of polish.
Jeremiah did admit that Manziel is "pretty freaking fun to watch on tape!" and added he is "one of the most creative players I've studied." Manziel shines on broken plays, where he is able to improvise and keep the defense guessing, but it will be interesting to read evaluations for the next year or two.
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah calls Texas A&M Ts Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Matthews "elite players."
Ogbuehi, a redshirt junior, will replace Matthews on the right side. He started at guard last season and showed plenty of talent. Jeremiah noted that Mike Sherman should be commended for his evaluation skills after recruiting some very talented prospects.
TCU senior Casey Pachall ranks first nationally among active QBs with a career passing efficiency of 163.1.
Pachall missed the majority of the 2012 season due to off-field drug issues, but he is a talented gunslinger when eligible to play. We expect him to be given every opportunity to win back the starting job this season.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wonders if senior RB Charles Sims' departure has something to do with the Supplemental Draft.
"It remains speculation at this time why Sims has decided to leave the program, but if ruled ineligible for whatever reason he would have the option of entering the 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft this summer," Brugler writes. Sims has already graduated from Houston, so he will be eligible to play for another program during the 2013 season.
Miami redshirt sophomore DE Ricardo Williams has been released from his scholarship.
Williams only played in one game during the 2012 season. There's very little information on Williams at this time, but he was a three star rated defensive end by various services.
Former Boise State junior S Lee Hightower is transferring to Houston.
Hightower was indefinitely suspended in early February for violating unspecified team rules and his release soon followed. This was Hightower's second suspension in a four month time frame. He mostly lined up at strong safety for the Broncos but did not play after the seventh game of the season.
USC junior WR Marqise Lee recorded a long jump of 24-feet, 1-inch during the NCAA West Regional.
He did not advance to the finals. Lee is an incredible athlete and was recently listed at No. 5 on CBS Sports writer Bruce Feldman's "freak list." He and Sammy Watkins could battle it out for the top receiver ranking, however, both have another season of eligibility remaining after this year.