Player News

Date:

UCF and HC Scott Frost have agreed to an extension that will keep him with the program through the 2021 season.

Frost took over following a dreadful 0-12 showing from the Knights in 2015. He helped guide the team to a far more respectable 6-6 this past season. In a statement, AD Danny White said, "In my view, the turnaround he led has been nothing short of phenomenal. To that end, we remain incredibly excited about the direction of our football program under Coach Frost’s leadership."
May 4 - 7:02 PM

Seahawks selected CB Shaq Griffin with the No. 90 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Griffin (6’0/194) was a two-year starter at UCF, primarily playing corner but also dabbling at safety and finishing strong as a senior with 19 pass breakups and four interceptions. PFF College charted Griffin with just a 39.7% completion rate allowed in 2016. Griffin crushed the Combine, recording top-three SPARQ results among cornerbacks with 4.38 speed and springy vertical (38 ½") and broad (11’) jumps. Griffin’s run-support aggressiveness also stood out on tape. Long and athletic with plus ball skills, Griffin is an exciting traits-based prospect with starting-caliber tools. He is very Seahawk-y.
Apr 28 - 10:57 PM

UCG CB Shaq Griffin visited the Raiders and Colts.

Griffin is a possible top 100 pick. At the NFL Combine, Griffin tested in the 94th percentile with 32-plus inch arms. He will be 23 years old as a rookie. Teams who are doubling up at the position or wait in a deep class could grab Griffin in the third or fourth round.
Apr 13 - 8:59 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Central Florida CB Shaq Griffin to Ladarius Gunter.

"Griffin has good ball skills with a closing burst to challenge throws, but his anticipation is just average and he may not be able to play off of receivers and still be as effective with his ball production," Zierlein wrote. Since Griffin is short on long speed but a good tackler, the analyst believes Cover-2 teams will be most interested. Griffin was second-team all-conference last year after recording 50 tackles, three TFL, four INT and 15 breakups.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 12:26 PM

UCF sophomore WR Tristan Payton and redshirt freshman CB Nevelle Clarke were suspended for a minimum of six games for failed drug tests.

The NCAA administered those tests prior to the Cure Bowl against Arkansas State. Both players tested positive for marijuana. "We hold our athletes to the highest standard and they’re going to have consequences if they don’t live up to that standard," Knights head coach Scott Frost said in a statement. "We’re going to do everything we can for those two young men and hopefully they learn the lesson." Payton caught 12 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown last year. Clarke was expected to start at corner this fall.
Mar 21 - 3:51 PM

Draft Wire's Cole Thompson writes that Central Florida CB Shaq Griffin posted "a great drill set" at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Drills, tests, it did not matter for Griffin, who came away as one of the clear winners of the weekend. The Central Florida product recorded a sterling 40-yard dash time of 4.38 seconds and notched jumps of 38.5 inches (vertical) and 11 feet (broad). Whether he can rise to a Day 2 selection is not guaranteed, but his stock arrow is currently pointing up.
Source: Draft Wire
Mar 7 - 7:21 PM

Central Florida CB Shaq Griffin roasted the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline was hearing during the lead up to the Combine that Griffin would turn in an "elite time." The Central Florida product did not disappoint. His 4.38 seconds took a backseat to only the runs of Marshon Lattimore (4.36), Fabian Moreau (4.35) and Jalen Myrick (4.28). His vertical jump of 38.5 inches tied for fifth best among defensive backs, while his broad jump of an even 11 feet was tied for third in the group. It will be interesting to see just how much this showing bump's Griffin's stock. Pauline viewed him as a late Day 3 prospect at the start of the 2016 campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 6 - 3:33 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that trainers believe that Central Florida CB Shaq Griffin is gearing up to post an "elite time" in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Pauline was speaking with trainers at the Michael Johnson facility, where Griffin is working out for the draft. "I’m glad Griffin is getting an opportunity on the big stage of the combine," the analyst writes. "I first noticed him as a sophomore when UCF traveled to Missouri and lost to the Tigers. Even then it was obvious Griffin offered next-level potential." This past season, the 6-foot-1, 192-pounder registered 49 tackles and picked off four passes over the course of 13 games played. He could see interest late on Day 3 of this spring's draft.
Feb 23 - 6:59 PM

Bama Online (of 247Sports) reports that Alabama interviewed former UCF RB coach and current Houston Texans assistant George Godsey for their open offensive-coordinating job.

With Steve Sarkisian off to the Atlanta Falcons, Nick Saban and Alabama are in the strange position of having to scramble to fill a hole in their usually airtight ship. They reportedly interviewed Godsey -- who last coached in the collegiate ranks with UCF as RB coach in 2010 - on Wednesday. Since moving on from the Knights, Godsey has spent the past six years as an NFL assistant, turning in three-year stints with both the Houston Texans and New England Patriots.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 9 - 12:41 PM

One day after committing to Maryland via a weather balloon in outer space, four-star 2017 RB Cordarrian Richardson signed with UCF.

We reported several bizarre recruiting stories on Wednesday. This one may top the list. Richardson's outer space commitment to Maryland was one of the more ostentatious displays we saw yesterday, but Terps head coach DJ Durkin mysteriously didn't mention Richardson’s name during a wrap-up press conference Wednesday. Apparently, the prospect hadn’t yet faxed over his signed National Letter of Intent. Richardson did fax his NLI on Thursday -- to UCF. It's a stunning about-face made all the more surprising by the fact that Richardson hadn't listed the Knights in his final four (Ole Miss, Michigan State and Oklahoma were the other three). That Richardson even committed to Maryland in the first place had been a surprise, as 247Sports.com‘s crystal ball said the Rebels were a 100-percent lock to sign him. Kids do the darndest things. Richardson is a candidate to contribute immediately for the ascending Knights, who signed the No. 1 class in the AAC.
Feb 2 - 2:21 PM

Maryland signed four-star 2017 RB Cordarrian Richardson.

Richardson was a longtime Clemson commit, but reopened his recruitment just before Christmas. He is the second four-star back to opt in with HC D.J. Durkin at Maryland, joining Anthony McFarland in what's shaping up to be a nice backfield for the coming years. Scout.com notes that the 5-foot-11, 222-pound Richardson is "how you draw running backs up if you want to beat up defenses, wear them down, and take it to them in the fourth quarter." The outlet refers to him as a "true power back." Maryland is looking to shore up a top 20 class and this signing certainly aids them in that cause.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 11:59 AM

Clemson four-star 2017 verbal RB commit Cordarrian Richardson has reopened his recruitment.

Richardson had been committed to the Tigers' cause since March, but the 5-foot-11, 222-pounder is opting to take a step back. The Clemson faithful shouldn't consider their program completely out of the running for Richardson's pledge, though, as in his decommitment tweet, he made a point of writing that Clemson remains in the conversation, here, going so far as to call HC Dabo Swinney's squad a "priority." Scout.com refers to their No. 78 overall prospect in the 2017 cycle as a "true power back."
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:15:00 PM

UCF redshirt sophomore QB Tyler Harris will transfer.

Harris took to Twitter to announce his transfer. This won't be an immediate move, though. In his post, the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder indicated that he will be staying at UCF through the summer in order to graduate. That decision will allow him to transfer to another FBS program without having to sit out the 2017 season. Harris graded as a four-star recruit out of high school, landing on the ESPN 300 at No. 247 for the 2014 cycle.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Central Florida will play Arkansas State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl next Saturday.

UCF will be playing a de facto home game in welcoming Arkansas State to Orlando. The Red Wolves regressed badly on offense this fall after scoring 40 points per game last year, but the defense picked up the slack during the school's torrid 7-1 finish to the regular season. ASU enters bowl season ranked No. 2 in the FBS in tackles for loss and No. 12 in sacks. UCF and Arkansas State both struggle on offense (No. 109 and No. 110 offenses, per S&P+), but play strong defense (UCF ranks No. 32 in S&P’s metrics, while ASU is No. 40). UCF's defense is led by LB Shaquem Griffin, who was recently named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 08:59:00 PM

UCF HC Scott Frost dismissed the possibility that he could end up coaching Oregon.

"I'm not a candidate for Oregon," Frost said, "I'm where I want to be." There are strong connections between the Ducks and the current Knights' coach, as Frost served as Oregon's offensive coordinator from 2013-2015 and prior to that, served as their wide receiver coach. ESPN's Brett McMurphy relays that Oregon has already reached out to USF coach Willie Taggart and Ohio State DC Greg Schiano, with Western Michigan HC P.J. Fleck. expected to be contacted in the coming days. Oregon has already indicated that they do not plan on promoting a coach already on staff.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 06:17:00 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings