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The NCAA granted Oregon State redshirt sophomore TE Noah Togiai (ACL) a medical hardship waiver.

The 6-foot-4, 214-pounder's 2016 season ended in early September after he tore his ACL in OSU's second game. A former basketball player, Togiai had a 4-31-1 line in last year's opener. If healthy this fall, he holds some sleeper intrigue as a plus-athlete in an improving offense.
Jun 24 - 1:57 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs UCF senior LB Shaquem Griffin as a "small but fierce linebacker with a good head for the ball."

"He’s an instinctive defender who sniffs out the action and quickly arrives on the scene to make the tackle," Pauline wrote. "Griffin plays fast and sacrifices his body to stop opponents. The problem is his body’s not that big and Griffin has scheme limitations." Griffin, the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, is indeed undersized at 6-foot-1, 213 pounds. He's overcome having one of his hands amputated when he was four years old as a result of a rare congenital disorder to become a collegiate star. Griffin led the AAC in sacks with 11 during the 2016 regular season.
Jun 24 - 10:52 AM

Northern Illinois senior CB Albert Smalls is a "decent sized corner who flashes skill and shows a good degree of effectiveness covering the pass or stopping the run," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Pauline grades Smalls (6'1/202) as an undrafted free agent at the moment but "could envision a move up draft boards if he steps up his game." Smalls (29 career games) joins fellow seniors Shawun Lurry (37) and Mayomi Olootu (31) in an extremely experienced Huskies' CB corps.
Jun 24 - 10:48 AM

Former Kansas State sophomore WR Corey Sutton transferred to Appalachian State.

Sutton dominated the college football news cycle earlier this month after he and HC Bill Snyder feuded over Sutton's decision to transfer. Snyder and Kansas State denied Sutton's release to all 35 schools he requested, leading Sutton to take his case to the public. Facing intense pressure, KSU ultimately granted Sutton's release, leading to his move east. Sutton, a three-star recruit, caught four passes for 54 yards last year. He must sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining as a redshirt sophomore in 2018.
Jun 24 - 10:32 AM

ESPN's David Ching said LSU senior WR Russell Gage was one of the team's most improved players this spring.

The former cornerback had never caught a pass prior to posting a 5-62-1 line while starting in Travon Dural’s place in last year’s regular-season finale against Texas A&M. In year's past, Gage may have been headed for a forgettable senior campaign as part of LSU's underused receiving corps. But now that LSU OC Matt Canada has installed his new system, the Tigers will use more receivers... and make more use of them.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 10:19 AM

UCF junior WR Tre'Quan Smith is a "nice sized receiver with dependable hands," notes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"He’s not a blazer by any means but could find a spot on a roster as a fifth wide out," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith led the Knights with 57 catches, 853 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns last year.
Jun 24 - 10:11 AM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller is "an ultra-productive receiver" who "has no outstanding physical skill in his game," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"He’s reliable catching the ball but small and does not show long speed on the field," Pauline wrote. "Miller offers return skills and could be drafted late as a slot receiver/return specialist." The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Miller caught 95 passes for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. He and QB Riley Ferguson will once again form one of the country's most dangerous aerial duos in 2017.
Jun 24 - 9:46 AM

Uncommitted four-star L David Reese is visiting Michigan this weekend.

In addition to the Wolverines, Miami and Florida have both been nipping after Reese's pledge. Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy sees this battle coming down to Michigan and Miami, though he admits that it is somewhat difficult to peg the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder due to the fact that he has kept relatively quiet about the state of his recruitment. Rivals ranks Reese as the No. 12 inside linebacking prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: Rivals
Jun 23 - 8:59 PM

Wisconsin received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 WR Taj Mustapha.

"His footwork is good, his hands are the size of a 6-foot-7 guy, he has huge mittens and he has worked on coordination, footwork, learning what defense are trying to do," said West Bloomfield HC Ron Bellamy. Because Mustapha (6'1/185) had been focused on baseball prior to truly taking to football, Bellamy believes that he is just scratching the surface of his potential. Scout.com ranks the wideout as the No. 2 receiving prospect in the state of Michigan for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 23 - 8:45 PM

ESPN has exercised an option to extend their contract to broadcast BYU home games through the 2019 season.

The Worldwide Leader signed an eight-year broadcasting contract with BYU when the Cougars went independent in 2011. The exercising of the option in the contract ensures that the deal will play out to its conclusion. In a statement, BYU AD Tom Holmoe said, "ESPN has helped us along the way. They put us on TV every week. It's something really special, and I'm glad we're staying with them."
Jun 23 - 8:29 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Pitt redshirt junior T Brian O'Neill as the No. 4 underclassman draft prospect at his position.

After joining Pitt as a tight end, O'Neill (6'6/300) transitioned over to the offensive line in July of 2015. And he took to it like a duck to water, having started 25 consecutive games for the Panthers entering the 2017 campaign. He gained a small slice of fame after scoring a pair of touchdowns last season.
Jun 23 - 8:12 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy predicts that four-star 2018 S Jamien Sherwood will commit to Auburn.

While Sherwood (6'2/190) once looked like he might end up committing to Miami, those winds might have shifted. Cassidy writes that Auburn "has made a strong play in recent weeks" and believes that "[t]he Tigers have a real chance of stealing the safety." During the offseason camp circuit, Cassidy and fellow analyst Woody Wommack noted that Sherwood "has a great frame and muscle that fills it out."
Source: Rivals
Jun 23 - 7:57 PM

Oregon senior T Tyrell Crosby (foot) is hoping to be healthy come the start of August camp.

"I am still working up to be a full-go, right now I'm not 100 percent. Each day I just try and do more and more," Crosby said in the spring. A foot injury suffered against Nebraska in mid-September cost him the remainder of the past season. A healthy 2017 campaign will be important for the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder NFL aspirations -- ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at tackle.
Jun 23 - 7:42 PM

TCU received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 LB Ben Wilson.

Wilson (6'2/215) opted for the Horned Frogs over Cal, Washington State, Louisville, Arizona State, Vanderbilt and Utah. While high school numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, Wilson posted some eye-popping stats as a junior at Sumner Senior High (Washington), registering 201 tackles (16.0 for loss) and 8.5 sacks. Former NFLer Reggie Jones, who now works at Rise Football Academy, said of Wilson, "Fearless physicality and he's a true student of the game. His game is universal." Jones added the juicy note that he believes that the TCU commit has the potential to play in the NFL down the road.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 23 - 7:28 PM

Ole Miss and Troy will play each other to open the 2022 season.

The showdown will kick off on September 3, 2022 in Oxford, Mississippi. This will be just the second time Ole Miss and Troy have played -- in their one previous match-up, the Rebs came away with a 51-21 victory in 2013. Ole Miss now has their non-conference slate set for the 2022 season. Beyond their scheduled opener against Troy, they will take on Central Arkansas and Tulsa (home games) and Georgia Tech (road).
Jun 23 - 6:54 PM



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