Conference breakdown: Alabama, USC continue recruiting dominance
After finishing with the No. 6 class in last year's rankings, Jimbo Fisher and Florida State are off to another strong start this time around. Lake City (Fla.) Columbia offensive tackle
Among other priorities for the Seminoles' burgeoning haul: cornerback
Pittsburgh recently had -- and potentially missed -- a golden opportunity to impress a number of its top regional prospects. Hoping to attract a bevy of local recruits during their more personal junior day event, the Panthers did not receive the turnout they anticipated.
Aside from the five current commits in attendance, only two big-time visitors made the trip to campus: four-star offensive lineman
The negative side of the event, however, was the list of players -- many at one point confirmed -- who did not attend. That list includes in-state talents
Ohio State certainly isn't struggling in the class of 2013 -- Urban Meyer already boasts 11 verbals, nine ranked among the top 135 prospects in the nation -- but one position that has been particularly elusive is linebacker. The much-publicized decommitment of Wyomissing (Pa.) Area's
Despite the negative trend, however, Meyer still has several top options on the board. Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren' s
Texas Tech currently has seven pledges for the class of 2013, but its commitment list looks a bit lopsided. The class consists of two wide receivers and
Despite Texas Tech's secondary-heavy haul, expect a more balanced group as the cycle enters the summer and fall. The Red Raiders added just one running back and zero tight ends in 2012. They should be looking to add depth at both positions.
USC landed a major -- and some would say a surprising -- commitment from four-star running back
Following the addition of four-star running back
After another impressive start, Alabama experienced a rare break in recruiting success over the past few weeks, adding just two verbals during the month of April. That changed recently. Beginning May 16, the Crimson Tide added three recruits -- none bigger than Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood Senior quarterback
For 'Bama, Bateman is a huge pickup and fills a major need. The quarterback is always a crucial position for any school, but becomes even more significant in Tuscaloosa following Phillips Sims' decision to transfer. And Bateman was a hot commodity: The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is the nation's No. 6 pro-style quarterback and chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, Florida and LSU, among others.