Conference breakdown: TCU on the rise, Michigan eyes the future
With Maryland coming off a 2-10 season, many of the Terps' top targets are waiting to see whether last season was a one-year aberration or a sign of things to come. This fall's campaign is particularly pivotal to the program's recruiting future -- and potentially to the future of coach Randy Edsall in College Park.
Early in the cycle, however, Maryland has reason for optimism. It already has three commitments -- headlined by Baltimore (Md.) Gilman three-star quarterback
While the Terps aren't likely to land
South Florida has been stuck on two commitments since athlete
The Bulls continue to lead the way for Deland (Fla.) three-star running back
South Florida remains in the thick of things for offensive lineman
With 18 commitments in the class of 2013, including 13 ranked in the
The backfield is far from depleted, though. Four-star athlete
With its quarterback, tight end and offensive line hauls mostly finished, expect Hoke to also turn his attention to younger talent. Michigan's impressive list of early verbals has allowed the staff to scout many players in the rising junior class, and the Wolverines have already offered 26 players in the class of 2014.
While TCU got off to a relatively slow recruiting start, the Horned Frogs have begun to make their presence felt. TCU held just two commitments entering the middle of May. Since then, however, it added Bastrop (Texas) linebacker
Even more encouraging, that momentum could carry over. The Horned Frogs remain high on the lists of Mansfield (Texas) Summit defensive end
First-year coaches Rich Rodriguez and Todd Graham have both targeted a number of elite in-state Arizona players, and -- though neither team seem poised to land many of them -- the moves could pay long-term recruiting dividends. The efforts show that Arizona and Arizona State are serious about resurrecting their programs, which, coupled with on-field success, could spark turnarounds in perception.
Here's why that's especially pressing: The state of Arizona boasts an extremely talented 2014 class. Quarterback
Georgia is on a bit of a roll right now. Within a span of four days, it landed four-star center
In other words, Mark Richt and his staff are doing very well at home -- as usual.
A U.S. Army All-American, the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Kublanow is an excellent athlete, a cerebral player and an immensely strong blocker (he bench presses 430 pounds). Nicknamed "Bull", he anchored an offensive line at Walton (Ga.) that helped Alabama commit