College Football: 2013 Weekly Recruiting Roundup August 9-16
It's Thursday and while your favorite team is out there grinding to get it in training camp, the coaches are also working the phones to get commitments for the future. Things are quieter this week than normal but once games get here, and the unofficial visits start, expect the Roundup to pick right back up!
We'll kick off this week with the SEC and start with a team that is slowly finding their recruiting mojo again, Arkansas. After losing everything with the firing of Bobby Petrino, the Razorbacks are starting to get commitments. Most recently, the Hogs got a pledge from linebacker Marcus Robinson from Tennessee, bringing their current list to thirteen players.
In the SEC East there were a couple noteworthy commitments, one apiece at Georgia and Tennessee. The Bulldogs landed Paris Bostick, a safety from Tampa; Tennessee got a home state athlete in Jalen Reeves-Maybin, a guy who can play defensive back, wide receiver or running back at the next level.
However, the big news in the SEC, on the recruiting trail, is the decommitment of wide receiver Rodney Adams from Florida. Adams is a big time prospect who elected to open up his recruitment after Gators' wide receiver coach, Aubrey Hill, left his position with Florida. Kid is a heck of a talent so we'll see where he ends up.
Out west UCLA wins the week in recruiting. They landed a commitment from a big time running back out in California, Craig Lee. Lee committed to Jim Mora and staff on his birthday, Wednesday the 15th, and Bruins fans should get excited about having him in the fold.
In the Midwest the Big Ten saw a school pull a recruit from SEC Country. Nebraska beat out Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisville for Jonathan Cook, a defensive back out of Alabama. Cook also had a greyshirt offer from the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Florida State benefits from a Miami decommitment, as Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield, the speedster at the wide receiver position, pledged to Jimbo Fisher and staff.. The Seminoles also got a commitment on the defensive side of things as they pulled defensive end Davin Bellamy out of Georgia and beat out Vanderbilt for his pledge.
In other big ACC news, the Maryland Terrapins continue their strong recruiting push. The Terps have 19 commitments for the 2013 cycle and their 19th addition is a big one, Andrew Isaacs. Isaacs was the pride of the Boston College recruiting class up until this week when the Terps were able to flip the big tight end from Manchester, Connecticut.
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