Kent State senior RB/WR Dri Archer clocked an electronically timed 4.29 forty.
He checked in at No. 7 on CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman's "Freak List," with only two receivers or running backs listed ahead of him. "Despite his diminutive frame, Archer still ran for 1,429 yards and 16 TDs, with a 9-yard average per carry," Feldman writes. "In eight games Archer had at least one run of 43 yards or longer."
USC has moved sophomore Max Tuerk from LT to C.
"It was a little overwhelming in the beginning," Tuerk revealed, "but the more repetitions and the coaching I've gotten has really helped a lot. His main competition for the starting job is Marcus Martin, who is also listed as the school's left guard. Aundrey Walker is expected to claim the left tackle spot.
CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman writes "there's a good chance" USC junior WR Marqise Lee will see snaps on defense this season.
There was talk of Lee attempting to convince coaches to allow him to play some cornerback last season. The vertical receiver ranks No. 5 on Feldman's "Freak List." USC receiver coach Tee Martin added "He's gotta be in the top five of the most freakish athletes I've ever been around."
Michigan State freshman QB Damion Terry could push senior QB Andrew Maxwell for playing time this season.
"I think he's what we're evolving to a little bit quarterback-wise is guys who are a little bit more athletic or (have) ability to move in space, those kind of things," quarterbacks coach Brad Salem said. "I think he's a pretty special player." Maxwell certainly didn't show enough last season to secure the starting job moving forward.
After lining up at CB during spring activities, Alabama redshirt sophomore Dee Hart will likely stay at RB.
That assumption is from beat writer Andrew Gribble. The team is relatively young at both spots, but Hart's biggest concern should be his health. He missed the past two seasons due to major knee injuries.
Cincinnati junior RB Jameel Poteat will transfer to Stony Brook.
Poteat will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, and because he is dropping down a level to the FCS, the running back should be able to play in 2013. ""Jameel is a very talented player who will have an immediate impact on our team," head coach Chuck Priore said in a statement. "He possesses a great combination of speed and toughness."
Former Boise State sophomore DE Sam Ukwuachu will transfer to Baylor.
Ukwuachu was dismissed a couple of weeks ago for a violation of team rules. He tallied 4.5 sacks as a freshman and was expected to earn a starting role in 2013. Ukwuachu chose Baylor over Florida and Utah, and will have to sit out the season due to NCAA regulations. Both teams run a 4-2-5 system.
UCLA senior OLB Anthony Barr expects to play faster in 2013.
"I’m able to play a lot faster because I understand the defense, my assignments," Barr said. That is scary. The Bruin pass rusher has a limited amount of pass rushing experience, but his ability to bend around the edge and consistent closing speed will put his name firmly in the early first-round discussion.