Arkansas WR Drew Morgan was added to the East-West Shrine roster.
Morgan's final game against Virginia Tech was not a highlight to end on. He failed to top 100 yards at any point this season, but Morgan caught over 60 passes in each of his last two seasons, including 10 touchdowns in 2015.
Toledo redshirt senior DL Treyvon Hester injured his labrum in late October and underwent surgery in December, removing him from the East-West Shrine Game.
Hester will be limited during the draft process and won't go through drills at the NFL Combine. Tony Pauline reports Hester will have a workout for teams in April.
Iowa redshirt junior WR Jay Scheel has retired due to knee injuries.
Scheel took to Instagram to announce his retirement, writing that he had undergone a pair of procedures on each knee and that concerns about his long-term well-being are simply too great for him to continue plugging away for the Hawkeyes. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder finishes his collegiate career out having caught five passes for 56 yards. All of that production came during the past campaign.
Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell predicted that uncommitted four-star 2017 DT Aubrey Solomon will sign with Alabama.
Solomon -- previously a Michigan pledge -- is one of the more highly-ranked uncommitted players left on the 2017 board. The Wolverines aren't completely out of the running, here, as the 6-foot-3, 305-pounder listed them (along with Alabama, USC and Georgia) in his top-four. Farrell sees a Crimson Tide victory here once the dust settles, writing that Solomon's "visit to Alabama seemed to change things for him" and that "the lure of the Crimson Tide is strong." Farrell tags Georgia as having a shot at him, too, while labeling Michigan as the dark horse. Solomon ranks as Rivals' No. 30 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Louisville received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 G Caleb Chandler.
Chandler opted to commit to Louisville over the likes of Florida, Illinois and Miami. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder ranks as Scout.com's No. 22 guard in the 2017 cycle, with the outlet noting that he demonstrates "very good quickness off the ball and he really can fire off the ball low with good pad level." While Chandler has played tackle at Jefferson High School (Georgia), he projects as a guard at the collegiate level.
Baylor redshirt sophomore WR Ishmael Zamora will forego his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Color us surprised. Zamora had a chance to be Baylor's No. 1 wideout in 2017 with K.D. Cannon previously opting to declare for the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Zamora is following suit, though. The NFL will no-doubt ask him about a summer video depicting him abusing his dog -- Baylor suspended him for the first three games of the season due to the incident. In his truncated 10-game season in 2016, Zamora logged a 63-809-8 receiving line. CBS Sports lists him as the No. 35 wideout in the 2019 class, a sign of just how surprising this early draft declaration has been. The later rounds of Day 3 are the best he can realistically hope for come the spring, with undrafted free agency also well within the field of play.
ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Louisville has hired Florida OL coach Mike Summers to serve in the same capacity.
Summers returns to Louisville after previously coaching the Cardinals' offensive line from 2003-2006. He has been on staff with Florida each of the past three seasons. With 36 years of coaching experience under his belt, this is a nice hire for Louisville as HC Bobby Petrino's crew tries to move on from a less-than-stellar end to the 2016 campaign.
Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 WR Tyjon Lindsey.
Lindsey committed to the Buckeyes in August before reopening his recruitment earlier this month. Now heading to fellow Big Ten outfit Nebraska, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout stands as the Huskers' biggest catch of the 2017 cycle to date. Rivals ranks Lindsey as their No. 41 overall prospect in this class. Over the summer, outlet recruiting director Mike Farrell singled out Lindsey for his explosive nature, one which he makes work for him even despite his outwardly small stature.