-The Florida Gators over took Notre Dame to claim the #1 recruiting class according to Rivals.com by securing the commitment of defensive end William Green(pictured on the right). Green is rated as a top 10 defensive end in the country by Scout, Rivals, and ESPN but is a bit undersized at 215 pounds coming out of Hoover High School in Alabama. Yes, the same Hoover that was featured on MTV. Green is the 5th defensive linemen to join the Gator's 2008 class which features the likes of
Omar Hunter and Earl Okine. I can't confirm the rumor of Florida coach Urban Meyer promising Green a room full of midget prostitutes in order to make him feel like the "big" man on campus.
-Speaking of Notre Dame, horrible transition but do you really expect anything less here, they have two recruits coming in this weekend. Keith Wells(pictured left) out of Gainesville, GA is a top 20 defensive end who was previously committed to Florida State. He recently reneged on his commitment and has now been told when he visits ND this weekend with his mom he will be offered a scholarship. It may be a little too late though for the Irish considering they are getting in late with Wells and he seems to be a strong Ohio State lean at this point. Let's just say his chances of being Irish are 25%. The Irish could use him to finish the class off strong especially since the depth at defensive end is weak with a bunch of unproven players coming back next season.
The other recruit visiting this weekend in South Bend is RB Milton Knox out of California. Knox is good friends with current Irish commit QB Dayne Crist and just recently got the go ahead from ND's strict academic department once his ACT scores came up. Currently a soft verbal to UCLA, Knox has drawn comparisons to the Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew with his build and size. Knox at this point seems to be really gun-ho about visiting ND and has waited a long time to get approved for a scholarship offer from Charlie Weis and his staff. If his visit this weekend goes as planned there is a good chance he will sign with Notre Dame next week. He would join Jonas Gray(more of a downfield runner)at the RB position in the current 2008 class and can also return kicks. Also if Knox signs with Notre Dame they would overtake Florida for the top spot in the mythical recruiting National Championship given the Gators don't bring in anybody else.
-According to Bucknuts.com the Ohio State Buckeyes will not sign RB DeVoe Torrence. Apparently this discussion has been going on for weeks and it has to do with character issues...
For weeks there has been speculation that the 6-2, 210-pound Torrence – considered one of the nation’s top prospects – would not sign with Ohio State. There were ongoing off-the-field concerns with Torrence, the younger brother of OSU freshman wide receiver Devon Torrence.
Bucknuts.com recruiting expert Bill Kurelic confirmed those reports Tuesday night. In a post on The Front Row message board, Kurelic wrote, “I have received confirmation this evening on Devoe Torrence. Sources have confirmed to me tonight that the Buckeyes will not sign Torrence.”
Torrence was the only tailback expected to sign in the class but Buckeye fans shouldn't worry since they have 4 already on scholarship coming back led by Beanie Wells.
-And finally the latest with Terrelle Pryor. Pryor's QB coach recently stated he thinks the Buckeyes are the favorite to sign Pryor because of his interaction with current Ohio State commitments down in San Antonio during the All-American game. If Pryor signs with Jim Tressel I can only imagine how Brian Cook would react over at MGOblog. Things would be extremely ugly for the Wolverines and new coach Rich Rodriguez if they don't land Pryor because none of the current QB's on their roster can run or are suited to run a spread offense. Maybe this is the reason why DickRod doesn't want to pay West Virginia his buyout clause since he needs the dough to land Pryor. Just a thought. It's not like that kind of stuff happens with the #1 recruit in the nation who could virtually determine whether or not a coach has success at his current program.Nothing to see here people!