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Posted on: March 9, 2012 8:58 pm
 

The Eye on Recruiting blog has moved

Hello recruitnik. You may have come to the blog today and noticed that there weren't any new posts for you to read. A discovery that not only angered you, but also made you assume that the bloggers were just being incredibly lazy and probably watching college basketball rather than working.

You'd be (sort of) wrong! The truth is that we've been publishing new stories all day, you've just come to the wrong place!

Yes, that's right, the Eye On Recruiting Blog has moved to a new URL and gotten itself a lovely makeover.

You can find it here: Eye On Recruiting

Seriously, go there and look for yourself. Same great content with a much nicer look. And once you get there, bookmark it so you don't get lost again. Then, after you've bookmarked it, read it. Read it every day, every story, every waking minute of your life. Because this is college football, people.

The most important thing that has ever been. 

Thanks for reading,

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Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:43 pm
 

3/8 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- MaxPreps breaks down the top offensive linemen in the class of 2014 and the state of North Carolina in 2013.

Arkansas added a late signee to their 2012 class in wide receiver Mekale McKay.

Mike McCray's commitment might be the first of many for Michigan.

 Offensive lineman Richy Klepal picked up an offer from UConn.

 More on Notre Dame's pick up of offensive lineman Jacob Matuska.

 Tight end Adam Breneman would fit into the Penn State offense well.

 Should Georgia try a package deal to land top recruit Robert Nkemdiche.


Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:15 pm
 

Clemson picks up commit number three in McDonald

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Clemson is hoping that the best season in recent school history will translate into even more success on the recruiting trail and it appears to have paid off in the form of a commitment on Wednesday morning from Hialeah (Fla.) linebacker Isaac McDonald after a Junior Day visit this past weekend.

“They showed us a really good time. They showed us that they’re willing to do things for student-athletes that make them want to come to their school,” McDonald told CUTigers.com.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder also held offers from Louisville, South Carolina and West Virginia among others. New defensive coordinator Brent Venables played a big role in McDonald picking Clemson over the other schools recruiting him hard however.

“He was talking about how he was a coach at Oklahoma for 12 years, but when he switched schools, they made them feel like he was at home,” McDonald said.

Clemson is now up to three commitments in the class of 2013. McDonald racked up 75 tackles and five sacks last season as a junior playing multiple positions.


Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:55 am
 

Jacob Matuska commits to Notre Dame

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Notre Dame has started to ramp up recruiting in the class of 2013, not only with a slew of recent offers going out in recent weeks but in picking up a commitment on Wednesday from Columbus (Ohio) athlete Jacob Matuska.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect held offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Michigan, Oklahoma and others. A recent visit to South Bend over the weekend by the defensive end/tight end seamed to seal the deal for the Irish however.

Matuska becomes the second commitment for Notre Dame's class of 2013, joining Midland (Mich.) offensive lineman Steve Elmer. As a junior last season, Matuska caught four touchdowns on offense and racked up 33 tackles on defense.

Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:39 am
 

3/7 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Vanderbilt's James Franklin talked a little about 'helicopter recruiting.'

 UConn and ECU have offered athlete Janarion Grant.

Georgia is the frontrunner for Maryland offensive line transfer Max Garcia.

 ECU dipped into their recruiting base for a commitment from Jamieon Moss.

 Good early look at Virginia's 2013 recruiting.

 Braylon Edwards wonders why Michigan isn't recruiting his brother Berkley.

 Running back Derrick Green likes what he saw at Clemson.
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:49 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2012 2:49 pm
 

Mike McCray commits to Michigan

By Maxpreps' Stephen Spiewak

Mike McCray, a star linebacker on talent-laden Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, Ohio), committed to Michigan earlier today, according to head coach Maurice Douglass.

He chose Michigan over offers from Oklahoma, Tennessee, Illinois, Purdue and many others.

Douglass told MaxPreps Tuesday morning that he had expected McCray to select the Wolverines.

"I think it's going to come down to Big Blue," he said.

McCray was a defensive leader on a 15-0 Trotwood-Madison team that captured Ohio's Division II state title last year. He gives Michigan a solid piece at linebacker on the heels of a very impressive 2012 haul at the position.

He becomes the second member of Trotwood-Madison's defense to make a college commitment from the class of 2013; defensive back Cam Burrows pledged to Ohio State last month.

Trotwood-Madison is the favorite to repeat as Division II state champions and should be among the state's most talented teams regardless of class.

Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:25 pm
 

Tramel Terry recommits to Georgia

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Goose Creek (S.C.) wide receiver Tramel Terry has already shown up on Georgia's class of 2013 commitment list. The talented athlete had committed last summer but decided to re-open things in order to make sure about where he would go to college. After a visit to Athens this past weekend however, he has reaffirmed his commitment to the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

“I am going to Georgia, I am a Georgia Bulldog,” Tramel Terry told Scout. “I did commit to Georgia at Dawg Night, but I just wasn’t ready then, and I did that with all the hype that night, and stuff. This time, I know I am committed to Georgia, my family is happy about it, and my decision is made.”

The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder held offers from schools such as Clemson, Florida, South Carolina and others. Terry is considered the top prospect in the state by some and is the first in the last couple of years in such a position to not wind up with the Gamecocks. The feeling he got at Georgia was one of the key factors in choosing to play south of the state line.

“It is really hard to explain and to put into words what I feel when I am there," he said. "I just belong there – I belong around those players, those coaches, and it is the right place for me. They have something there that I want to be a part of.”

Terry becomes the eighth commitment for Georgia's class of 2013, well ahead of Mark Richt's pace with last year's class. The Maxpreps' Top Junior scored 10 touchdowns rushing last season on top of his 833 yards receiving and six touchdowns.


Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:22 am
 

3/6 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Alabama has only pros and no cons according to the #1 recruit in 2013, Robert Nkemdiche.

Kerry Coombs leaving Cincinnati for Ohio State has shaken up recruiting in the state a little.

 Florida and Florida State are the top two for linebacker Stacy Thomas.

 Linebacker Mike McCray could pick Michigan this weekend.

 Deion Sanders Jr. is bypassing signing with Houston or North Texas to go to prep school in Atlanta.

 From UCLA to Alabama, the offers are rolling in for Eddie Vanderdoes.

 High school coaches had good things to say when talking about Penn State's new head coach Bill O'Brien.

 Running back Eric Harrell picked up his first offer from Kansas.

Commitments

 Ole Miss closed out their 2012 class with cornerback Anthony Standifier and added their third commit in 2013 in wide receiver Dannon Cavil.

 Linebacker Reggie Spearman committed to Indiana.

 Receiver Austin Bennett pledged to Arkansas over the weekend.

 Running back Chase Abbington is staying in state after committing to Missouri.

 
 
 
 
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