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5 Newcomers to Watch for the Wisconsin Badgers in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 4 days 7 hours ago
When it comes to recruiting, Wisconsin fares well against the national competition, but the Badgers still lag behind a handful of programs form their own conference. No matter where Wisconsin falls in the recruiting rankings, the Badgers always seem to fare well on the field once all of the talent comes together for a true team effort. This latest recruiting class brings in some players that...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 8 hours ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2018 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. And thanks to the early signing period, most players and coaching staffs had an earlier breakdown of how their...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 8 hours ago
Recruiting may be the lifeblood of a college football program, but developing the incoming talent and maxing out the potential of a roster is a big reason why some coaches thrive and others will fail. At Ohio State, Urban Meyer and his staff continue to excel in both categories, which is why the Buckeyes routinely boast the most talented roster in the conference. That has shown to pay off in the...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Michigan State Spartans in 2018

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 1 day ago
With both National Signing Days now complete, college football coaches can start putting pieces in place and names on depth charts to get a better idea of what their teams will look like in the upcoming season.   Mark Dantonio's Michigan State Spartans return the core of their 10-win team from 2017. That said, there will be some new faces in East Lansing this fall that could provide...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Michigan Wolverines in 2018

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 week 2 days ago
Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class made headlines this year, but perhaps not the kind many were hoping for. This year’s group still finished inside the top 25, but that is not where Wolverine fans are accustomed to seeing their team ranked.   This was always expected to be a smaller class given the number of returning players from last year’s team, but Jim Harbaugh and...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Penn State Nittany Lions in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 2 days ago
Despite some changes on the coaching staff once again, James Franklin appears to have turned Penn State into a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to the recruiting game. In an effort to build the best possible roster, Franklin has worked through rebuilding and fixing depth concerns from the sanction phase and is now loading up the roster with as much quality depth across the board he possibly can...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
With signing day completed, the focus for all 130 college football teams shifts to spring practice. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer.   Expect several tweaks to this NCAA football...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2018

By Chip Minnich, 1 week 4 days ago
Spring practice for the Ohio State Buckeyes will commence on March 6, as Urban Meyer and his assistant coaches will begin fine-tuning the talented roster that remains in Columbus, Ohio, in preparation for the 2018 season. Even with 11 players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Ohio State returns a roster that is among the best in all of college football.   Below are five players who...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day 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 130 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. New coaches...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, 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...