Monday, January 31, 2011
SEC lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Our Monday linkage party returns:
- High school coaches team up to revive Memphis-area recruiting, writes Ron Higgins of The Memphis Commercial Appeal.
- Defensive back Marcus Roberson of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., backs out of his commitment to Texas Tech and says he will sign with Auburn. Roberson is an ESPNU 150 member and ranked as the No. 9 safety prospect in the country by ESPN.
- Florida picks up its second commitment of the Will Muschamp era. Linebacker Graham Stewart of Middleton, Conn., says he plans to sign with the Gators.
- Kentucky promotes Tee Martin from receivers coach to passing game coordinator, and Martin will receive an extension and raise. Martin was also being mentioned as a candidate on the Alabama staff.
- Arkansas landed a pair of commitments over the weekend -- defensive end Trey Flowers of Huntsville, Ala., and tight end Brett Weir of Ontario, Canada. Flowers had previously committed to Georgia Tech.
- Arkansas receiver Lance Ray was arrested Saturday night and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a marijuana cigarette was found in his dorm room.
- Burton Burns, Alabama's associate head coach and running backs coach, has been named one of the top recruiters in college sports by ESPN and ESPN The Magazine.
- Credit Mark Richt for bringing in a top recruiting class at what's a critical time for the Georgia program, writes Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- National signing day could get complicated for LSU, writes Scott Rabalais of The Baton Rouge Advocate.