Archive For The “Recruiting” Category

Alabama Football Recruiting Update

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Alabama Recruiting Update: Making sense of the commitments and decommitments By Dave Friedman In your fantasy football league would you swap Matt Ryan and DeMarco Murray for Russell Wilson and Benjarvus Green-Ellis? For the average fan, hearing about football commits and decommitments is kind of like an abstract guessing game. It is important to a…

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Alabama Recruiting Update: Laurence Jones

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Laurence Jones has speed, power and size for safety By Dave Friedman There are no words to help an Alabama fan feel better following Saturday’s loss at Auburn. Some have suggested that having the top recruiting class in the country, a group that includes tackle Cameron Robinson, defensive end Da’Shawn Hand, and elite athlete Bo…

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Recruiting Profile: Viane Talamaivao

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Video of Alabama commitment Viane Talamaivao Alabama Recruiting Update: Viane Talamaivao is ‘very physical, dominating’ lineman It should not have come as a surprise when California native Viane Talamaivao committed to Alabama in late May. According to Matt Logan, his coach at Centennial High School in Corona, Talamaivao always wanted to move away for college…

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Recruiting Profile: Clifton Garrett

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Video of LB Clifton Garrett Alabama not in Clifton Garrett’s Top Five; Criteria centers on ability to ‘play as soon as possible, academics, and feeling comfortable with teammates and a coaching staff’ By Dave Friedman Clifton Garrett has been very good to United Airlines. A star linebacker from Plainfield South High School in Joliet, Ill,…

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Recruiting Profile: Solomon Thomas

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Alabama Recruiting Update: Video of DL Solomon Thomas Alabama Recruiting Update: Solomon Thomas is ‘a high character guy’ By Dave Friedman A good television or radio analyst is credible, smart, quick on his feet, and really knows the ins and outs of the game. Frequently, after a player retires, those who are good communicators move…

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Recruiting Profile: Ronnie Clark

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Ronnie Clark is ‘very mature’ and ‘wise beyond his years’ By Dave Friedman Powerhouse programs from across the country courted Calera High School senior Ronnie Clark. At 6’3” and 210 pounds he profiles as an impact college player at either safety or linebacker. While playing for USC or Notre Dame had intrigue, for Clark it…

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Recruiting Profile: Cameron Sims is big and brings intangibles

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By Dave Friedman The next time Alabama commitment Cameron Sims gets called for an offensive pass interference, he has only himself to blame. Sims knows what is legal and what isn’t on the gridiron. When he’s not playing football, practicing football, training for football, or battling his friends in a hard fought football video game,…

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Recruiting: Profile of QB David Cornwell

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Recruiting Video: David Cornwell Alabama Recruiting Update Profile of Quarterback David Cornwell By Dave Friedman When David Cornwell enrolls at Alabama in January, shortly after his football season ends at Norman (Okla.) North High School, it will be another step on a long twisty road for one of the top quarterback recruits in the country….

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Recruiting: Profile of LB Shaun Dion Hamilton

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Alabama Recruiting Update: Shaun Dion Hamilton By Dave Friedman There is a difference between being a really smart person and being an intelligent football player. Former Buffalo Bills starting quarterback and current St. Louis Rams backup Ryan Fitzpatrick has an economics degree from Harvard. During the only season that he started 16 games, he led…

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RECRUITING: Bo Scarbrough has power, speed, elusiveness & great character

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Alabama Recruiting Profile: Bo Scarbrough By Dave Friedman It was a busy summer for uber-athlete Bo Scarbrough. After spending three years at Northridge High School, in June he opted to transfer to Tuscaloosa County High. Less than two months later he left TC without ever attending a class or playing in a football game. He…

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Alabama Recruiting: Cameron Robinson has NFL talent says HS coach

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Alabama Recruiting Update What you need to know about OL Cameron Robinson By Dave Friedman The question about who will replace AJ McCarron as Tide quarterback is hotly debated with lots of options. Who is the short-term, and long-term answer as signal caller and captain of the offense? While the query is up for debate,…

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Alabama Football: Robert Foster repeating class, could join team in fall

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Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban updated the status top recruit signee Robert Foster. According to Saban, Robert Foster was required to repeat a class before joining Alabama on campus because the academic credit was not accepted by the clearinghouse. “Well, you know, we feel like Robert was, by the clearinghouse, the eligibility committee, did not…

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Has recruiting changed at Alabama? That answer is in your Sunday Cup of Coffee

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban never stops recruiting. It was this part of the game that Saban says he missed when he dipped his toe in the NFL waters now almost a decade ago. Nick Saban is arguably the best in the land at this phase of the game, with top Alabama recruiting classes stacked…

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VIDEO: 2014 Defensive End / Linebacker Recruit Lorenzo Carter

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Lorenzo Carter of Norcross, Georgia is one of the top defensive end/linebacker prospects in the South. Carter is 6’6″, 232 lbs. with 4.6 speed in the 40. Lorenzo Carter holds offers from about 30 top programs, perhaps even more. Alabama, Auburn and Georgia all have offered and intently want to land Carter. He is a…

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VIDEO: 2014 Recruit Safety, Wide Receiver ATH Davion Hall

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Davion Hall is a talented Safety and wide receiver available in 2014 recruiting. He is committed to the Baylor Bears. He is 6’3″, 185 lbs. with speed of 4.5 in the 40. Watch the video below and see why scouts are impressed with Davion Hall’s skills.

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VIDEO: 2014 Recruit Nathan Starks Makes A 5-Star Catch

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Watch in this video as a 2014 football recruit interested in Alabama makes a circus catch. Bishop Gorman High School running back Nathan Starks is one of the top running backs available in 2014 recruiting. He is 5’11”, 200 lbs. with 4.5 speed from Las Vegas, Nevada. While he doesn’t have an offer from Alabama…

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VIDEO: 2014 Recruit DE Solomon Thomas

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Solomon Thomas is one of the top strongside defensive end recruits available in the 2014 class, according to most of the early scouting services. Here is video of what has impressed scouts about Thomas.

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VIDEO: 2014 Recruit Safety Laurence Jones

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Jones holds offers from many SEC schools including Alabama and LSU. He is expected to be one of the top safeties available in this recruiting class. Watch the video and read to find out more about the 2014 recruiting class.

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RECRUITING: The secret of Auburn’s and Gene Chizik’s recruiting failures

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Under former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik, the Auburn Tigers landed recruiting classes ranked seventh in 2011 and fourth in 2010, according to Rivals national team rankings. However, the highly rated classes were mostly failures. Fans wondered why. Now, Gene Chizik has answered the question. “Eighty-five percent of the guys that come into and report…

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VIDEO: 2014 Recruit ATH WR Shaq Davidson

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Shaquille Davidson is a QB for Gaffney in South Carolina. Most of the major recruiting services have him listed at wide receiver for their evaluations, but he could project as a defensive back. Shaq Davidson is 6’0″, 170 lbs. with 4.4 speed in the 40. He holds offers from South Carolina along with Auburn, Clemson,…

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VIDEO: 2014 Recruit RB Sony Michel

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Video of top 2014 running back recruit Sony Michel. Michel is 5’11’, 205 lbs. with 4.5 speed in the 40 out of Plantation, Florida. He holds offers from many of the top teams in the South including SEC powers Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. His offer list includes non-SEC schools including FSU, Miami and…

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VIDEO: 2014 recruit WR Keenen Brown

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Video of top 2014 wide receiver recruit Keenen Brown. Brown is 6’3″, 185 lbs. of Houston, Texas. Brown is a member of the Fox Sports Next 300. Brown holds scholarship offers from 10 schools with 2014 National Signing Day about 11 months away. One of Brown’s offers is from SEC members Missouri, Mississippi and LSU….

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VIDEO: 2014 recruit OL Casey Tucker

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Video of top 2014 recruit offensive lineman Casey Tucker. Tucker is a solid verbal to USC and plays offensive lineman. He is 6’6″, 280 lbs. of Chandler, Arizona. His offer list is impressive including schools in the Pac-12, Big Ten, Texas A&M of the SEC and Notre Dame. Watch the video below to see what…

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VIDEO: 2014 recruit WR Trey Quinn

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Video of top 2014 recruit wide receiver Trey Quinn. Quinn is 6’1″ of Lakes Charles, Louisiana with impressive speed reported at around 4.4 in the 40. He holds 12 scholarship offers with 2014 National Signing Day about 11 months away. Quinn’s offers from SEC schools include Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and LSU. Rivals,…

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VIDEO: 2014 recruit WR K.J. Williams

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Video of top 2014 recruit wide receiver K.J. Williams. Williams is 6’2″, 190 lbs. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He holds five scholarship offers already with 2014 National Signing Day about 11 months away. Rivals, Fox Sports Next and other recruiting services believe he is one of the top prospects in the nation. Watch the video below…

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VIDEO: 2014 recruit WR Austin Roberts

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Video of top 2014 recruit wide receiver Austin Roberts. Roberts is 6’2″, 210 lbs. of Carmel, Indiana. Roberts is already considered a top WR prospect by Fox Sports Next, Rivals and other recruiting services. With National Signing Day 2014 about 11 months away, Austin Roberts already has offers from 12 schools including many national powers….

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RECRUITING: Alabama’s Top 2014 Running Back Prospects

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FOX SPORTS NEXT: ‘Racean Thomas & Bo Scarborough are about to turn the Yellowhammer State into the Running Back State’

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Recruiting: The Top Five Moments of National Signing Day 2013

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Shae Peppler and Amanda Pflugrad share the top five moments from college football’s National Signing Day 2013. A brief synopsis of their opinions in the video and then I will share a few of my top moments below. The TCS top five are: 5. Calvin Klein Model Signs with SMU Calvin Klein model Myles Crosby…

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Give me that old-time religion: Ole Miss recruiting strategy relies on God

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Give me that old time religion Give me that old time religion Give me that old time religion It’s good enough for me Hugh Freeze is a Baptist preacher. Apparently, Mt. Zion Baptist Church ordained him many years ago. It seems a perfect training to be an SEC football coach. As an SEC coach you…

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Alabama Football: Nick Saban says Tide not ‘stacked’ at RB, talks defensive recruiting strategy change & reviews signing class

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Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban National Signing Day 2013 Press Conference Transcript (courtesy of UA Media Relations) Opening Statement: “I think that signing day is combination of a lot of hard work from a lot of people. The assistant coaches do a good job supporting the staff and that this organization does a good job….

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