Conference breakdown: UGA racks up recruits; Colorado lands top QB
Miami hosted a lengthy list of prospects throughout its spring practice, and last week may have been the Hurricanes' strongest showing to date. Al Golden and Co. entertained top targets such as four-star wide receiver
Saturday's spring finale also drew a number of high-profile visitors. Among them: Miami committed athlete
Miami has landed just one recruit in April (New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr tight end
With the recent coaching instability at Pitt, the Panthers have scrambled to piece together their last two recruiting classes. Not surprisingly, that's created several positional holes for Paul Chryst and staff to fill, the biggest coming on the offensive line: Dating back to 2011, the program has signed just four offensive line prospects, including Zenel Demhasaj, a JUCO transfer with just two years of eligibility.
Coming from a tradition of standout offensive linemen at Wisconsin, Chryst has quickly set his sights on bolstering his 2013 front. He's already issued 14 verbal offers, but has been met with limited success. He's reeled in just one commitment (from Chambersburg (Pa.) Area's
Top priorities moving forward could be Belle Vernon's (Pa.)
Iowa got on the board with its first three commitments this month, becoming the ninth Big Ten program with at least one early 2013 verbal. They were three big ones: The first came from Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike's
The Hawkeyes are positioning themselves to hit the spring evaluation period with momentum, and are among the frontrunners to land West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley tight end
Though Baylor assembled a commendable class in 2012 (No. 45 in the Rivals' team rankings) many analysts expected it to be better following an incredibly strong season culminating in a Heisman Trophy for quarterback Robert Griffin III. However, that success has translated to 2013: After a sluggish start, the Bears now have six verbals, including one from Killeen (Texas) Shoemaker running back
Art Briles picked up his biggest pledge to date in Wylie (Texas) East four-star wideout
Colorado received some bad news last week, as it was revealed that junior wide receiver Paul Richardson will miss the 2012 season with an injured knee. However, coach Jon Embree is continuing his efforts on the recruiting trail. A number of talented prospects arrived to Boulder for the program's junior day, including many from out of state: Santa Margarita's (Calif.)
But the most encouraging post-Richardson happening? The Buffaloes landed a blue-chip quarterback in Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep's
There's still two weeks left in April, but Georgia has already had a busy -- and productive -- month. Through Sunday, the Bulldogs have 15 verbals in the class of 2013 and six have come since April 6.
The most recent additions are South Gwinnett (Ga.) linebacker
Georgia is doing especially well at home, as nine of its commits are from in-state. It's part of a larger Bulldogs' trend. Following the weekend, Mark Richt also has three 2014 pledges, all from within Georgia borders: Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X safety