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Uncommitted five-star 2019 RB Devyn Ford recently took an official visit to Virginia Tech.

First official visit on the docket for Ford, but not the last. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder will be off on a official trip to Penn State this coming weekend and will have yet another when he checks out Ohio State the following weekend. North Carolina, Oklahoma and Clemson are three other teams seriously vying for his pledge. Rivals ranks the Stafford, Virginia, back as the No. 9 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Apr 19 - 4:26 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 RB Sean Dollars named a top-six of Georgia, Florida State, Oregon, USC, Washington and Nevada.

One of these things is not like the other, as Nevada sticks out from Dollars' list of blue-chip programs like a sore thumb. He cited a strong relationship with Wolfpack outside receivers coach Eric Scott as a reason for his inclusion of the program on his list. And he also offered a strong bit of logic that we're actually surprised is not considered more heavily by big-name prospects -- the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder explained that at Nevada, he would have a red carpet for potential early playing time, one which would not be afforded to him (at least not as openly) at any of the other programs he's considering. Dollars ranks as Rivals' No. 59 overall prospect in the 2019 class. We'll just have to wait and see who will cash in on the all-purpose back.
Source: Rivals
Apr 19 - 2:45 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 CB Max Williams recently took an unofficial visit to Stanford.

Williams (5'10/175) said that his trip to Palo Alto "really opened my eyes on a lot of things" and explained that he spent a fair amount of time talking with Stanford's academic advisors. In addition to the Cardinal, Oregon, USC and Notre Dame are all likely candidates to receive official visits from the corner this fall. On the field, he makes up for his lack of overt size via a competitive fire -- he's not shy to stick his nose into plays -- and rock-solid closing speed. Rivals ranks Williams as the No. 73 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Apr 18 - 7:01 PM

ESPN's Tom VanHaaren predicted that uncommitted five-star 2019 DE Kayvon Thibodeaux will pledge to USC.

Thibodeaux (6'5/235) has taken unofficial visits to Florida, Alabama and Florida State this spring, with a trip to Oregon next up on the docket. He'll be taking that journey to Eugene this coming weekend. While he was considering taking some official visits during the offseason, it looks like those will now be spent in the autumn. Thibodeaux ranks as ESPN's No. 1 prospect in the 2019 class due to his beautiful blend of first-step explosiveness, his flexibility and bend and his technically-sound tackling.
Apr 18 - 5:48 PM

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell views Alabama as the "team to beat" for the pledge of uncommitted five-star 2019 C Clay Webb.

Farrell writes that the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Webb has "been interested in the [Alabama] program forever." He's been impressing throughout his high school career, with Rivals' Adam Friedman noting of his performance in the Rivals 3 Stripe camp last spring/summer that the lineman "plays with anger" on the field. He was a four-star recruit on the outlet at the time, but has since risen in esteem to gain five-star status. Webb ranks as Rivals' No. 12 overall prospect in the 2019 class at this juncture. Farrell passes along that the Oxford, Alabama, native has worked on dropping some weight, which has helped facilitate his quickness.
Source: Rivals
Apr 18 - 3:48 PM

Scout Inc's Steve Muench lists Virginia State RB Trenton Cannon as a potential late-round sleeper.

Virginia State is not exactly known as a football powerhouse, but they just might have a draft pick this year in Cannon. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound tailback has "the burst to turn the corner, the lateral quickness to make defenders miss and the second gear to pull away when he gets a seam," according to Muench. He also says he "eased concerns" about his level after his solid pro day where he ran a 4.40 second 40 yard dash and 38.5 inch vertical. We're intrigued.
Source: ESPN
Apr 17 - 9:24 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 S Marvin Grant plans on making his pledge on May 5.

May 5 is Grant's birthday. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has taken a number of visits as he's sorted through his options, checking out Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa State this spring. Rivals ranks the Detroit native as the No. 126 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Apr 17 - 7:59 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 WR Mycah Pittman took an unofficial visit to Florida over the weekend.

Pittman (6'1/190) said that Gators HC Dan Mullen told him during the visit that if he opted in with the program, they would use him in a similar all-over-the-field capacity to that of former Florida WR Percy Harvin. Up next on the visit docket, a trip to Georgia this coming weekend and a journey to Lincoln to check out the Cornhuskers in May. In addition to the aforementioned set of teams, Pittman has named LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA and Washington State as teams at the front of his mental hierarchy. Rivals ranks the quick, shifty wideout as the No. 76 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Apr 17 - 7:19 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Chad Simmons named uncommitted five-star 2020 ATH Arik Gilbert the winner of his "Superman" award for his performance at the Rivals 3 Stripe camp in Atlanta over the weekend.

"Arik Gilbert looks as if he can run through a brick wall, fly through the sky and do anything he wants on a football field," Simmons writes. The analyst notes that when it came to the 6-foot-5, 248-pounder -- working out with the tight ends on Sunday -- it was "tough for anyone to slow him down." Simmons lists Miami, USC, Tennessee and Georgia as just a few of the programs currently vying for the 2020 five-star's pledge.
Source: Rivals
Apr 17 - 5:31 PM

Miami five-star 2020 WR Leonard Manuel reopened his recruitment.

Manuel (6'5/200) opted to reassess his commitment following a weekend visit to Georgia. While Miami has at least temporarily lost his pledge, the Ocala, Florida, native said that the Hurricanes remain a contender for his pledge. In addition to Georgia and Miami, he ticked off LSU, Clemson, Penn State, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Tennessee and Nebraska. The 2020 recruiting cycle is so far off in the distance that it's difficult to even speculate on where Manuel might eventually land when it comes time to put pen to paper.
Apr 17 - 5:05 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Arkansas-Monticello WR Jalen Tolliver to Chicago Bears WR Bennie Fowler.

Tolliver is picking up steam quickly in draft circles, as he has the desired size (6'3/210) you look for in an red-zone threat. Zierlein also comes away impressed with his hands, toughness over the middle and ability to track the ball, but notes that he'll have to play faster and run more efficient routes against better competition. He projects Tolliver to go in rounds 6-7, and he could be a sleeper developmental prospect in that range.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 14 - 12:05 PM

Western Michigan QB Reece Goddard will transfer from the school and focus on track & field.

Goddard had mixed results as a freshman signal-caller, struggling with accuracy but also showing flashes of playmaking ability. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete will instead concentrate on track, and his football playing days are likely over -- at least in the short-term.
Apr 13 - 8:06 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney forwards that uncommitted four-star 2019 WR Elijah Higgins appears to be most seriously considering Texas, Texas A&M, TCU and Stanford.

No surprise that the 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Austin is interested in three of the heavy-hitting programs in his home state. Higgins will be on hand for Texas A&M's spring game this weekend as he tries to sort through his mental hierarchy. The big-bodied wideout is already physically ready for the step up to the collegiate game and ranks as Rivals' No. 40 receiving prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Apr 12 - 6:52 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 WR Brieon Fuller said that Syracuse is the team that has been recruiting him hardest of late.

Fuller (6'1/179) backed off a commitment to Miami of almost a year at the beginning of April and the Orange are attempting to take advantage. Said the wideout of the program's appeal, "The spread formation I like and they throw the ball the most." He then added that the program "like[s] how I play and they love what I do on the field." Louisville, Kentucky and Utah are all in the mix beyond Syracuse. Fuller ranks as Rivals' No. 235 overall prospect in the 2019 class. He's a tough-nosed player who leans on a supremely physical brand of football.
Source: Rivals
Apr 12 - 5:31 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 T Stacey Wilkins will visit Oklahoma for their spring game on Saturday.

Wilkins (6'7/285) is not ruling out the possibility that he might outright commit to the Sooners upcoming. Should he not quite be ready to dive in with the program, his pledge to a program-to-be might not come down the pike until May. Texas, Texas A&M, USC and Alabama are all players for his commitment. Rivals ranks Wilkins as the No. 27 tackle prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Apr 11 - 7:02 PM


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