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College Football's Pre-Spring Top 75 Running Back Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey – should be among the favorites to win the...

Tennessee Volunteers Beef Up Offensive and Defensive Lines on National Signing Day 2016

By Cody McClure, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Tennessee closed strong on National Signing Day, landing another crop of elite talent. The Volunteers brought in some of the nation's best skilled players, including dual-threat quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, safety Nigel Warrior, and athlete Marquez Callaway. The Vols also managed to flip Miami commits Tyler Byrd and Latrell Williams. This year, the focus was to bring in an athletic class...

SEC Team Recruiting Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The SEC was one of the big winners on National Signing Day. Three teams – Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss – cracked the top six of the consensus national team rankings, with the Crimson Tide taking home the No. 1 overall class for the sixth consecutive season. The depth of the league extends outside of the top six, as Georgia (No. 7) and Auburn (No. 10) are just behind. All 14 SEC teams...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. Recruiting isn’t...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to the 2016 season.  There will be...

College Football 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging Florida State for the No. 1 spot in the consensus average from the four major services – 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. The Seminoles earned the...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 4 weeks ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new class full of freshmen and maybe a few junior college transfers to chase a national championship. With most college football teams signing around...

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 20 hours ago
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret quarterback play is critical to the success of any program. First-year starting quarterbacks have experienced success at a high level recently, as three of...

How Have the Top Five 5-Star College Football Recruits from 2009-13 Performed?

By Ryan Wright, 8 months 21 hours ago
Who would have thought that a scientist and engineer best known for inventing the telephone in 1876 would have multiple applications to the college football world nearly 140 years later? But thanks to Alexander Graham Bell, coaches have been able to ditch telegraphs and smoke signals in exchange for a direct phone call to a wanted recruit expediting the process significantly. For some recruits,...

Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 4 days ago
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial. Some programs can do this better than others, of course, but landing a top-rated...