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July 28, 2019
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NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
The LSU Tigers added an ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy to its 2020 class for a second time. Roy had de-committed and now is a Tiger.
Roy, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive tackle from University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Roy is the third-ranked prospect in the state. Top-ranked in-state recruit Kayshon Boutte, a wide receiver, already committed to the Tigers, as did No. 4 in-state recruit and defensive back Major Burns.
The Clemson Tigers are also landing major international players. Wide receiver Ajou Ajou, a native of Brooks, Alberta, Canada, announced his commitment to Clemson. Ajou chose the Tigers over Nebraska, Alabama, Penn State, Washington State and others.
According to DawgNation, 11 five-star prospects were visiting Georgia. 17 players in total will be visiting from the Class of 2020. Another eight are from the Class of 2021.
Ten of those players have already committed to Georgia, including five-stars Mekhail Sherman and Broderick Jones. The majority of visitors are players the Bulldogs are hoping to make a great impression on.
Among the visitors will be 2020 No. 1 prospect in the nation Jordan Burch, top running back Zachary Evans, top cornerback Kelee Ringo, and No. 1 athlete Darnell Washington.
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame defensive tackle Ja’Mion Franklin has been out of action since a quad injury he suffered in the middle of last season. Franklin just got an injury update that bodes very well for his sophomore campaign.
According to Matt Freeman of Irish Sports Daily, Franklin has been cleared to play following extensive rehab. Per the report, he will be ready for the start of fall camp.
The Michigan Wolverines got some huge recruiting news on Saturday morning. RJ Moten, a four-star safety from Delran, New Jersey, announced his commitment.
Gregory Tarr, the No. 6 ranked long-snapper in the 2020 class, had interest from several major programs across the country. The five-star recruit, per Rubio Long Snapping, will be heading to the Big Ten. Tarr has committed to Michigan.
The Michigan offense will have a different look with the hired Alabama’s Josh Gattis as offensive coordinator and replaced a good portion of the staff.
The Wolverines are now poised to utilize an up-tempo spread offense in the coming season, a big change from Jim Harbaugh’s previous schemes. Harbaugh revealed the reasons for the shift during Big Ten Media Days.
Harbaugh explained that he wanted to switch to an offense that would complement the skillset of his quarterbacks. He pointed to the dual-threat abilities of Shea Patterson and backup Dylan McCaffrey as big factors.
Four-star offensive lineman Jonathan Denis is headed to the state of Oregon. Denis announced his commitment to Oregon. He picked the Ducks over Indiana, Miami, Louisville and others. Denis is the No. 13 offensive guard in the 2020 class, and the 58th-ranked offensive lineman.
Mike Leach has officially weighed in on the Pac-12’s potential new early kickoff times. This past week, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott confirmed his league will kick off games at 9 a.m. local time (noon ET). He cited West Coast fans who are tired of the conference always playing late afternoon or night games. One of the reasons why Leach might be against this? Pre-game preparation would have to begin at an ungodly hour.
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