Meet me on Thames Street, I'll take you out though I'm hardly worth your time; In the cold you look so fierce, but I'm warm enough, because the tension's like a fire. The Wildcats are getting a boost on the defensive line.
National signing day is less than 48 hours away, and Big Ten fan bases are preparing to officially welcome the 2014 class. My interest in recruiting has increased during the years, but I likely will never reach the mania of many fans.
about 390 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail
Earlier this morning, we took a look at who might replace the guys who jumped to the NFL in the South Division. Here's a look at the North. Leaving: Brendan Bigelow, RB, Cal The replacement: Khalfani Muhammad and Daniel Lasco are both coming back, so there is at least some experience at the position.
While a number of big-name players opted to stick around for another year of Pac-12, most notably Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, UCLA QB Brett Hundley and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion, the conference was hit hard by early defections.
While the return of UCLA QB Brett Hundley for his redshirt junior season was the weekend's big news, an early-entry to the NFL draft talent drain is hitting the Pac-12 hard. While a number of big-name players have not yet formally announced their intensions -- such as Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey, Stanford OG David Yankey, Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Arizona State LB Carl Bradford and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion -- already 17 players have announced they will give up their remaining eligibility to turn professional.
Happy Friday. The Wildcats picked up a four-star flip from USC. ASU's Kevin Ozier was honored as a walk-on. Cal's Khairi Fortt is declaring for the NFL draft. A Buff is headed to the East-West Shrine game.
The Pac-12 is well-represeted on the list of semifinalists for the Thorpe and Butkus Awards, given annually to the nation's best defensive back and linebacker. Three Pac-12 players are among 15 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award: Washington State safety Deone Bucannon, Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Oregon State CB Steven Nelson.
NittanyNation takes a look at returning defensive starters -- and other key players -- to see just how much attention was paid to them back on their respective signing days: DE Deion Barnes, Grade: 78, three stars: He clearly came in underrated.
about 753 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
In spite of the sanctions, the Nittany Lions' recruiting class has held up remarkably well. It's currently ranked No. 24 in the nation and features the nation's top quarterback in Christian Hackenberg and top tight end in Adam Breneman.
about 787 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Nine players transferred around the time the sanctions were announced, and NittanyNation has checked in with each player to see how he's doing on his new team. We've taken a look at their playing time and stats -- and have tried to answer whether each player is better off with the move.
about 881 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions