Conference breakdown: Baylor rolls; Arkansas continues to recover
It's shaping up to be another big haul for Clemson, with seven prospects already committed in the 2013 class. That number could soon be growing. Offensive lineman
Across the conference, North Carolina is doing an excellent job at becoming relevant in its home state. After a major disappointment last year -- almost every touted local prospect left for an out-of-state program -- the Tar Heels have already secured six in-state pledges for the 2013 cycle. That crop is headlined by Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek four-star cornerback
While Louisville has clearly taken the Big East recruiting lead, landing seven prospects to date, no school in the conference has landed a four-star commit. Two schools (Syracuse and Temple) are still without a verbal. Can anyone land an elusive prized prospect?
The program to keep an eye on moving forward is Pittsburgh. The Panthers plan to host an invite-only regional event for offensive lineman
With Rivals250 quarterback
In the Legends Division, Nebraska recently offered Sioux Falls (S.D.) Washington athlete
Baylor pulled off a major coup in March, landing Wylie (Texas) East wide receiver
Texas doesn't have many outstanding offers, as 14 prospects (11 rated four-stars or higher) have already pledged in its class. But the Longhorns are in the market for an all-purpose back, and, in turn, are making a push for Desoto (Texas) speedster
Arizona State first-year coach Todd Graham has done a terrific job of targeting 2013 in-state prospects, an approach that could certainly pay off come National Signing Day. But another trend to keep an eye on is his pursuit of 2014 prospects. Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino offensive lineman
Oregon has been relatively quiet so far this year, but that's not uncommon for a program that prefers to offer recruits later in the cycle. Five-star running back
With backup Phillip Sims transferring to Virginia, the quarterback situation at Alabama is suddenly more appealing to recruits. One signal-caller to watch is Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield's Connor Mitch. He seems to be SEC-bound (he's also heavily weighing offers to South Carolina and LSU) and, depending on how the next few months unfold, could provide Nick Saban with his eventual quarterback of the future.
In Arkansas, doom and gloom have finally given way to tepid optimism. Not long after Bobby Petrino's firing, both of the program's 2013 verbals promptly decommitted. But two weeks ago, the Razorbacks locked up three-star running back