Friday, June 20, 2014
SEC lunchtime links
By Sam Khan Jr.
We have recruiting, transfers, injury updates, playbook kerfluffles and much more in Friday's edition of the lunch links. Hope you all have a great day and a great weekend.
- LSU offensive lineman Fehoko Fanaika is pretty versatile off the field, with a passion for music and ability to play guitar, piano, trumpet and ukulele.
- Alabama recruits coast to coast and has commitments from prospects in 10 different states in the current class. The geographic midpoint of the 2015 class so far? Northport, Alabama.
- Now that the NCAA rules allow coaches some access to players in the summer, Auburn is tweaking its summer workouts.
- Texas A&M scored two commitments on Thursday -- one from highly touted receiver DaMarkus Lodge and another from Lodge's high school teammate, outside linebacker Richard Moore.
- Alabama coach Nick Saban denied giving Bill Belichick a copy of the New York Jets' playbook after Rex Ryan provided him with one.
- Vanderbilt picked up a commitment on Thursday from Sam Dobbs, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end out of Atlanta
- A look at five seniors in the SEC West who must step up in 2014.
- Ole Miss landed a transfer wide receiver, former Washington player Damore'ea Stringfellow, a 6-foot-3, 229-pound California product who was an ESPN 300 recruit in the 2013 recruiting class.
- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Thursday that he expects Damiere Byrd, Kane Whitehurst and Rory Anderson, who are all recovering from injuries, to be healthy and ready for the 2014 season.
- LSU left tackle La'el Collins will have an insurance policy again this year, but possibly higher than the $5 million policy he had last season. Collins, who will be a senior, bypassed the NFL draft to return for his senior season with the Tigers.