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Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one of the nation’s most intriguing battles to watch this offseason. Out of the trio competing for the No. 1 spot – Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett – Jones is...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Gus Malzahn
Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December. While the transition...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college  mascot on Twitter. @GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines...
David Fox
5 months ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by National Recruiting Analyst from 247Sports.com Barton Simmons in a college football recruiting potpourri podcast. It's comprehensive, throrough and educational. This isn't your normal...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is among the best in college football, and the intensity between these two programs went up a notch since Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor to return the Wolverines back to the Big Ten elite.   While these...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott recently showed off an awesome tattoo celebrating the Buckeyes’ national championship win. And now a fan of Ohio State (Kevin Alexander) has added to the offseason artwork with an impressive tattoo of...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
James Franklin
Don’t be that guy. Don’t be the old, stodgy curmudgeon who refuses to acknowledge that society moves forward. Don’t ignore facts, research and statistical data because of some longing for the days of the Wing-T and...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Jim Mora
College football’s 2015 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Prospects from across the nation and for all 128 FBS programs inked a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which should provide all coaches with a good snapshot of...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Mike Riley
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. And recruiting isn’t just a one-month exercise, as coaches are essentially on the trail all year for multiple classes. New coaches are often placed into a difficult...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
It's starting to get boring — although, the 2015 recruiting national championship race was closer than it has been in years.  Steve Sarkisian and USC made a valiant push, landing big name after big name over the final 48 hours...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Auburn Tigers
National Signing Day 2015 is (mostly) over and Alabama is once again the champion of the recruiting trail, according to ESPN and 247Sports. In fact, it's almost boring how good Nick Saban and Alabama has been at luring talent to Tuscaloosa,...
Braden Gall
5 months 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-...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
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...
Braden Gall
5 months 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...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Julio Jones
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...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott tattoo
Running back Ezekiel Elliott was one of the key performers in Ohio State’s run to the college football national championship in 2014. The sophomore rushed for at least 220 yards in each of his final three games and is one of the early...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made some spectacular one-handed receptions as a rookie, and the LSU product recently grabbed 33 one-handed catches in 60 seconds to set a new record. The previous mark in the Guinness World Records was...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Clemson Tigers
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...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Sean Maguire
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...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Dare Ogunbowale
Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale is slated to see an increase in rushing attempts with Melvin Gordon off to the NFL next season, but the Milwaukee native is grabbing attention this offseason for his kicking ability. The Badgers already...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Johnny Manziel
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...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Corey Clement
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...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
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...
Braden Gall
6 months ago

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