COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State basketball’s Senior Day on Sunday afternoon is a little different because the recruiting class that should be honored was totally odd.The five players from the Buckeyes 2015 recruiting class, ranked as the No. 40, No. 51, No. 55, No. 83 and No. 120 high school players in the nation, are gone. They have been for a while. They are why their old coach is gone, too. Ohio State fans know what happened, but for anyone upset about the way this basketball season has unfolded, it’s worth a reminder.The supposed seniors for this season left Columbus long ago -- Jaquan Lyle, Daniel Giddens, Austin Grandstaff, A.J. Harris and Mickey Mitchell. When they arrived, I thought they might provide the support structure that could blend with the class ahead of them -- D’Angelo Russell, Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate -- to make Ohio State a national title contender again.Boy, when you’re wrong, you’re wrong.With five four-star recruits, … [Read more...] about Ohio State basketball: Happy Senior Day to the Buckeyes recruiting class that exploded — Doug Lesmerises
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LSU capped off its 2019 recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday. Out of the Tigers' 25 signees, here's The Advocate's top five players to look for:DEREK STINGLEY, CB, THE DUNHAM SCHOOLStingley may be the most game-ready player in LSU's class. The No. 1 overall recruit according to Rivals, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback is believed to be the youngest player to practice at LSU. After signing in December, Stingley enrolled at LSU and practiced with the Tigers in Baton Rouge as they prepared for the Fiesta Bowl. The Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year impressed LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda enough for him to say during Fiesta Bowl media days that Stingley "looked like he was the best guy we got." LSU football 2019 recruiting class: Get to know the new crop of Tigers Close 1 of 25 Desmond LittlePosition: OLDMeasurables: 6-foot-5, 210 poundsHigh School: Vigor (AL) HighHometown: Mobile, Alabama.247Sports Position Rank: No. 57 … [Read more...] about National signing day: The Advocate’s ‘Best of the Bunch’ in LSU’s 2019 recruiting class
Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 8:32 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Here are the 2019 Michigan State football signees. This will be updated as players sign their letters of intent: Signees CB Julian Barnett School: Belleville Vitals: 6-2, 189 247Sports Composite rating: 4 stars; No. 62 nationally, No. 8 CB. The buzz: With junior Justin Layne declaring for the NFL draft, there will be an open CB spot next year opposite Josiah Scott. Barnett presents similar size and speed to Layne. DE Adam Berghorst School: Zeeland East Vitals: 6-7, 245 247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars; No. 638, No. 46 DE. The buzz: Also a baseball player, Berghorst brings the prototypical size for a next-level edge rusher — a position MSU has been thin at since the dismissals of two players after the 2016 season. P Jack Bouwmeester School: ProKick Australia; Bendigo, Australia Vitals: 6-3, 194 247Sports Composite rating: 3 stars; N/A, No. 9 P. The buzz: A newcomer to football, … [Read more...] about Meet Michigan State football’s 2019 recruiting class
For the first time under Bruce Pearl, Auburn has a top-10 signing class.The Tigers officially announced their 2019 recruiting class on Monday, with the five signees giving Auburn the nation’s 10th-ranked class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. It’s the first time Auburn has had a top-10 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, which date back to 1999, and it’s Pearl’s first since signing the nation’s No. 6 class in 2008 while at Tennessee.Auburn announced all five signees on Monday: four-star small forward Isaac Okoro, four-star guard Tyrell Jones, four-star power forward Jaylin Williams, three-star center Babatunde Akingbola and three-star small forward Allen Flanigan.Okoro is the highest-rated player in the class. The 6-foot-5 wingman from McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga., is rated as the 38th-best player in the 2019 class, the No. 2 player in Georgia and the sixth-best small forward in the nation. He is the … [Read more...] about Auburn signs 1st top-10 recruiting class under Bruce Pearl
September 1, 2018 5:05 PM Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson is taken off the field with an injury during a game against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday at Kroger Field in Lexington. Alex Slitz [email protected] i By Ben Roberts [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story It was a tough UK football debut for Terry Wilson.The junior college transfer committed three turnovers in the first half of his first game as UK’s starting quarterback and headed to the locker room with an apparent injury to his left arm following his second interception late in the second quarter. By that point in the game, Wilson was 6-for-11 for 38 yards and two interceptions with seven carries for 20 yards and a lost fumble on a rush attempt. The second interception set up a Central Michigan field goal, giving the Chippewas a 20-14 lead with 1:01 left in the first half.Wilson, who started his college career … [Read more...] about How did Terry Wilson play in debut as Kentucky quarterback?