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Tennessee Recruit Wears Most Ridiculously Awesome Outfit for Signing Day

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 8 hours ago
College football’s National Signing Day always brings a few interesting moments from recruits as they decide where to continue their playing career for the next four years. Receiver Preston Williams signed with Tennessee on Wednesday and celebrated his announcement with an outstanding fashion statement.Check out Williams’ outfit from Signing Day, complete with Tennessee helmet...

National Signing Day 2015 Announcement Watchlist

By Braden Gall, 1 month 11 hours ago
Athlon Sports keeps college football fans updated throughout National Signing Day with every important announcement — with a little Crystal Ball help from the good folks at 247Sports.com. Below is the list of every four- or five-star recruit set to announce, where they are projected to go and when it will take place on NSD (based on 247Sports Composite rankings). ...

Remembering National Signing Day's Wildest Recruiting Tales

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Teenagers are complicated, fickle, naive creatures who seldom have any perspective on the trappings of adult life or that every action carries a consequence. Few 16-year-old kids in this country know what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Hell, many adults still struggle with this question. It’s why uniforms, shoes, weather, license plates and even a coin flip have...

Outrageous National Signing Day Headlines We're Rooting For

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 days ago
Many believe National Signing Day to be the end of a long, arduous process after months of evaluations, official visits and message-boarding. To me, Signing Day is just the beginning of the process as thousands of new star athletes take the first steps in their collegiate careers by officially picking a school. Don’t confuse me with a stodgy old man whose crotchety, antiquated beliefs...

Ranking the 10 Best Recruiting Classes Since 2001

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 days ago
The "modern" recruiting era is tied directly to the online recruiting websites. Rivals and Scout began the explosion around 2001 and ESPN and 247Sports have powerfully entered the market since. The rankings databases only go back 10 or 11 years, so it is difficult to evaluate historic recruiting classes. But since the turn of the millennium, fans and analysts alike have a...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2009 Re-Ranked

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days ago
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft. So Athlon Sports...

10 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in College Football for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup. Regardless of how the player is replaced, all-conference and All-America talent departs every...

Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best QB Class Since 2002?

By Braden Gall, 1 month 6 days ago
Not every recruiting class is created equal. Depending on the state, region or position, each recruiting cycle offers different areas of strengths or weaknesses. A quick examination of the most important position on the field during the modern era of football recruiting (2002) makes this painfully obvious. Every team needs a quality signal-caller to compete for championships but not...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2010 Re-Ranked

By Braden Gall, 1 month 6 days ago
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft. So Athlon Sports...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2011 Re-Ranked

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-America teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft. So Athlon Sports re...
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