Ever heard the one about a college football coach who pulled the scholarship offer to a high school player who was committed to join his program? I know you have, and the punchline isn’t funny. The joke is always on the player. It’s happening so often, in fact, that something should be done to make these schools honor scholarship obligations even when new coaches are hired. The schools are leaving kids in the lurch and often with only a few weeks until National Signing Day. This time, D.J. Charles of Orlando Dr. Phillips is scrambling to find another college option. Charles was all set to become an FAU Owl, or, so he thought. Just like Jones offensive lineman Calvin Francis thought he was headed
It's coming down to the final week before National Signing Day for four-star Alabama commit Christopher Allen, an ultra-talented outside linebacker with freakish measurables at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds. The Baton Rouge native ranked No. 8 nationally at his position per the 247Sports Composite on Monday tweeted a Photoshopped image of himself sporting an LSU jersey with the caption, "home do sound nice." Allen committed to Alabama in November, but the Tigers have been in hot pursuit since hoping to flip. Allen took an official visit to LSU during the second weekend in January. "Whoever blue chip linebacker commits to LSU, they're going to have a chance to start," 247Sports Director of Recruiting
Joined ESPN in 2012. With eight days remaining until national signing day, Texas A&M sits comfortably in the top 10 nationally with its 26-member recruiting class. While anything can happen in the 11th hour, as it often does in the recruiting world, the Aggies are unlikely to encounter significant signing day drama that would shake up their No. 8 recruiting haul because more than a third of it is already on campus: Nine commits are enrolled for the spring semester, including the top five prospects. Following a forgettable end-of-season stretch, during which the Aggies went 1-4 and fell from No. 4 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings to 8-5 and unranked, recruiting is still going well.