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Thursday, February 7, 2013

The State of College Football After What We Learned Today (From the Rumble Seat)

The concept of a “runaway freight train” describing the SEC’s ever-increasing dominance of college football is pretty accurate. Nothing will ever stop them until the NCAA changes the rules surrounding how they do what they do. The lifeblood of any college football team is their ability to recruit. Recruit really well, and you’re in good position to thrive as an organization. Don’t recruit well, and you’ll fall down the food chain like a brick…

Virginia Recruiter of the Year: Anthony Poindexter (Streaking the Lawn)

Anthony Poindexter did a great job bringing in talented players from his primary recruiting territory in the Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland area. Dex was the point man on the recruitments of Andre Levrone, Brendan Marshall, Kirk Garner, Zach Bradshaw, Micah Kiser, and Donta Wilkins. That accounts for almost thirty percent of Virginia’s 2013 class…

Virginia Tech’s Recruiting Class Highlighted By Defensive Talent (Daily Press)

After his football program finished 7-6 in its worst season in 20 years, and went through a huge upheaval of its assistant coaching staff, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer finally had occasion Wednesday to breathe easy on a day when everything went right. Tech signed a 14-player recruiting class on National Signing Day headlined by Kendall Fuller…

Florida State Football Recruiting Class of 2013: National Signing Day (Tomahawk Nation)

Richy Klepal (6-4, 285), OL, Tampa (Fla.)/Plant: A former standout offensive lineman at powerful H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., Klepal projected as either a guard of offensive tackle at Florida State before his playing career was cut short early his senior year in 2012… Advised by doctors not to play football anymore after multiple concussions, but still had his scholarship honored by FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher…

Scott Shafer’s First Recruiting Class: Hard-Nosed, Dynamic & Respecting the Game (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Scott Shafer held a press conference to introduce his 19 recruits that will join the 2013 Syracuse Orange football team. Here’s what he had to say about the process, the goals and the players themselves (watch the video here): “We spent the last few weeks doing a good job of putting together a great class of young men who we think can help us win games here at Syracuse”…

Swinney Elated with Defense-Heavy ’13 Class (Orange and White)

Mackensie Alexander leaned to the microphone, reached into his lap, pulled out a Mississippi State hat and placed it on the table. He followed with a Clemson hat, and then, after pausing for dramatic effect, shattered Auburn’s hopes by pulling out a third hat, this one adorned with a large Tiger paw, as he announced that he’ll spend his next four years “at the University of Clemson”…

Area Athletes Head to ACC on National Signing Day (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Fax machines were back in action. You remember those, right? There is one in the Rush-Henrietta High School main office, just what senior Chauncey Scissum needed Wednesday morning to make his choice of where he would play college football official. The office machines from another era were used all around the country, including in the greater Rochester region, to send out letters of intent signed by high school athletes…

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