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Parade 2015 Football All-America Team

Kyler Murray headlines Parade's All-America Team.
Parade 2015 Football All-America Team

Signing Day is one of the top events during college football’s offseason. After months (and potentially years of deliberating) high school prospects can officially fax a letter of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 4 to declare where they will continue their playing career.

Every year, Parade’s annual high school All-America team highlights the biggest stars headed to the next level.

The 2015 team is headlined by Kyler Murray, a dynamic dual-threat quarterback slated to sign with Texas A&M.

Remembering National Signing Day's Wildest Recruiting Tales

Athlon recounts some of the wildest and wackiest National Signing Day stories.
Remembering National Signing Day's Wildest Recruiting Tales

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.

 

College Football's 2015 Recruiting All-Name Team

Athlon picks the best names from the 2015 recruiting class.
College Football's 2015 Recruiting All-Name Team

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.
 

Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best Wide Receiver Class Since 2002?

A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Jermaine Kearse lead loaded 2008 recruiting class
Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best Wide Receiver Class Since 2002?

Nearly six years to the day since the receiver class of 2008 signed letters of intent to play college football, the class continued to dazzle.

 

In Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse fell onto his back, bobbled the football and eventually came up with the 33-yard catch that put Seattle onto the New England 5. The miracle catch won’t sear in people’s memories thanks to the interception two plays later, but Kearse’s catch is why the wide receiver recruiting class of 2008 is the best in recent history.

 

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

Which teams could meet in Levi’s Stadium next February?
Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season.

 

Outrageous National Signing Day Headlines We're Rooting For

Bizarre and strange stories are a big part of the National Signing Day fun.
Outrageous National Signing Day Headlines We're Rooting For

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.

 

Ranking the 10 Best Recruiting Classes Since 2001

Athlon ranks the best overall recruiting classes of the last decade.
Ranking the 10 Best Recruiting Class of the Modern Era

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 tremendous amount of data to evaluate recruiting rankings, talent development and scouting evaluations.

 

Here are the top 10 recruiting classes of the modern era:

Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best Running Back Class Since 2002?

Rivals' Mike Farrell joins us for a look back at the 10 best RB classes of the last 13 years
Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best Running Back Class Since 2002?

The era of the superstar running back is coming to a close.

 

Or is it about to be re-started?

 

In the last two NFL drafts, no team felt it necessary to take a running back with a first-round pick. The 2008 draft class that included five first-round running backs seems to be ages ago.

 

NFL teams have learned that effective runners can be found just as much in the later rounds or outside of the draft entirely.

 

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott Shows Off CFB Championship Tattoo

Check out Elliott's new championship tattoo.
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott Shows Off CFB Championship 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 favorites to win the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

And Elliott isn’t going to forget the Buckeyes’ title anytime soon, as the St. Louis native recently had a tattoo added to his left arm that showcases the college football playoff trophy.

Duke is Great Again. Virginia is Still Great, Too: The College Basketball Weekly 10

Rounding up an eventful weekend in the ACC and more
Duke's Magnificent Finish, Wisconsin's Rout: The College Basketball Weekly 10

As the calendar turns to February, Kentucky stands alone.

 

The Wildcats are the only undefeated team remaining after Virginia’s 69-63 loss to Duke on Saturday, allowing Kentucky to enter rare territory.

 

In the last 10 seasons, only five teams have been undefeated for the first AP poll in February. They are: 2015 Kentucky, 2014 Wichita State and Syracuse, 2011 Ohio State and 2008 Memphis.

 

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