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College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title contenders are breaking in a new starter in 2015. While pinpointing breakout players is easier after spring practice, it’s never too early to examine...

College Football's Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
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 from junior college to the FBS level is challenging, prospects already have at least one year of playing experience and are usually recruited to fill...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month 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 to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...

Big 12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big 12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lone Star-sized statementCharlie Strong and Texas signed the clear-cut best class in the Big 12 this fall. Getting the Horns back on top of the rankings was...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Recruiting Special with 247Sports' Barton Simmons

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
 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 recruiting podcast. Simmons exlpains the evaluation process, how it has changed over time, what exactly recruiting services are trying to...

Don't deny climate change: Recruiting rankings matter

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
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 leather helmets. Don’t let an anecdotal stat about the Super Bowl starting lineups, lazy reporting on the NFL Draft or an undefeated season from...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
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 how their program looks for the upcoming season. There will be several impact performers from the 2015 class this season, and it’s impossible...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
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 position, as it takes a year or two to build relationships for a signing class. Most new coaches only have a couple of months (if that) to target their...

College Football 2015 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
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 of the '15 cycle. When the last fax came through, however, it wasn't enough to overcome Saban. In fact, both Rivals and Scout actually...

National Signing Day 2015 Winners and Losers

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
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, landing their fifth consecutive recruiting championship. Programs like Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State and Clemson all signed elite top 10...
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