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Four-star 2020 Colo. DT Aidan Keanaaina picks Notre Dame

Aidan Keanaaina, one of the top overall players in Colorado and top defensive tackles in the Class of 2020 has committed to play for Notre Dame.
Keanaaina, a 6-foot-3, 292-pound interior bruiser for J.K. Mullen High School (Denver, Colo.), chose the Fighting Irish Wednesday ahead of scholarship offers from 22 other programs, including the likes of national powers Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State and USC, among others.
The prep star committed on his 17th birthday, using the occasion to thank his family and coaches as he prepares for his collegiate future.

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A Polynesian Bowl selection, Keanaaina finished the 2018 season with 69 tackles, four sacks, one pick and forced three fumbles, per the Denver Post.
“It was awesome. It was so much fun,” Keanaaina told 247Sports about his previous visit to the school. “Just seeing all the fans, going through the player walk. It was a really good experience. I enjoyed it all. I loved the crowd. It was so much fun,” said Keanaaina. “We were right near the student section. I saw all of the rituals that they do. I saw the pushups, which was by far one of my favorite things I saw them do. Then I saw the kickoff, how they acted during field goals. It was just a lot of fun.”

UNC adds another in-state, 2020 4-star recruit in Ray Grier

One of a small handful of four-star wide receiver recruits in the Class of 2020, Ray Grier committed to his in-state Tar Heels on Saturday.
The pledge is a significant one because of the coach who helped bring Grier into the fold: Legendary coach Mack Brown, who is back with the Tar Heels and burning up the recruiting pathways, all while Florida State continues to emplode, rendering the ACC a far more interesting league come 2019 than it has been in years past.
First, the Tar Heels. Grier announced his commitment to North Carolina on Saturday, picking the squad ahead of N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among plenty of others.

Grier announced his decision while he was on an unofficial visit to North Carolina, his second since the hiring of Brown. This time it was Grier,
“I feel a lot of the young players in this state want to come to North Carolina and they grow up wanting to come to North Carolina. And it’s our job to make this place special enough that — modern day, right now — that they can see themselves here being successful and that’s why we need fans in the seats,” Brown told 247Sports. “But I think it’s evident with the 2020 kids that they’re all very interested and we’re in on about every prospect in this state.”
Grier is certainly one of the big reasons for South Pointe (Belmont, Mass.) being successful: he finished his junior season in Providence with 27 catches for 541 yards and seven touchdowns, not to mention three scoring punt returns and one touchdown on the ground.
Now he’s planning to be successful for the Tar Heels.

Meet Michigan's top high school football recruits for 2020

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National Signing Day has come and gone (both of them) and coaches have already turned their attention toward the Class of 2020.
When it comes to the best prospects in Michigan, many have not verbally chosen their college destinations yet. The highest ranked committed recruit in the state is Belleville’s Andre Seldon, who has verbally committed to Michigan. 
Here are the top 10 recruits in the state in the class of 2020, ranked per the 247Sports composite:
Warren De La Salle’s Brett Stanley is tackled by Oak Park’s Justin Rogers on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Oak Park High School in Oak Park, Mich. (Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)
Justin Rogers, Oak Park
Vitals: 6-3, 311
247 composite ranking: 5-stars; No. 1 in state; No. 14 nationally; No. 1 OG
Offers: 42 total, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and LSU.
Enzo Jennings, Oak Park
Vitals: 6-1, 185
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 2 in state; No. 95 nationally; No. 7 ATH
Offers: 18 total, including Michigan, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Penn State and Tennessee.
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Rashawn Williams, Detroit King
Vitals: 6-1, 185
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 3 in state; No. 156 nationally; No. 29 WR
Offers: 26 total, including Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri and Ohio State.
West Bloomfield safety Makari Paige returns an interception against Clarkston. The junior has a 4-star rating and has received over a dozen scholarship offers. (Photo: Wright Wilson/For the Detroit Free Press)
Makari Paige, West Bloomfield
Vitals: 6-3, 182
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 4 in state; No. 200 nationally; No. 11 S
Offers: 16 total, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State.
Andre Seldon, Belleville
Vitals: 5-9, 154
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 5 in state; No. 285 nationally; No. 24 CB
Offers: Received 8; Committed to Michigan in June, 2018.
More: Michigan football commit Andre Seldon helping recruit the class of 2020
Braiden McGregor, Port Huron Northern
Vitals: 6-5, 248
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 6 in state; No. 323 nationally; No. 18 SDE
Offers: 23 total, including Michigan, Michigan State Notre Dame, Alabama and Clemson.
More: Port Huron Northern’s Braiden McGregor ‘shocked’ by Alabama offer
Detroit King’s Peny Boone is tackled by Muskegon’s Ray Williams, during the Division football state title at Ford Field on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)
Peny Boone, Detroit King
Vitals: 6-2, 225
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 7 in state; No. 339 nationally; No. 29 RB
Offers: 20 total, including Michigan, Michigan State and Tennessee.
Bryce Mostella, East Kentwood
Vitals: 6-6, 235
247 composite ranking: 4-stars; No. 8 in state; No. 343 nationally; No. 14 WDE
Offers: 19 total, including Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Penn State.
Earnest Sanders, Flint Beecher
Vitals: 6-2, 190
247 composite ranking: 3-stars; No. 9 in state; No. 388 nationally; No. 73 WR
Offers: 8 total including Michigan State, Kentucky, Central Michigan and Bowling Green.
Bryce Austin, Southfield
Vitals: 6-2, 260
247 composite ranking: 3-stars; No. 10 in state; No. 389 nationallty; No. 31 DT
Offers: 14 total, including Michigan State, Missouri, Purdue and Minnesota.

ALL-USA receiver Bru McCoy enters NCAA's Transfer Portal

Nineteen days after committing to USC at the All-American Bowl, Bru McCoy, a receiver who is ranked No. 13 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25, has entered the NCAA’s Transfer Portal, according to multiple reports.
McCoy, who was already enrolled at USC, had a dominant senior season, posting 78 receptions for 1,428 yards and 18 touchdowns for Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.), who finished No. 1 overall in USA Today’s Super 25.

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Early indicators are that Texas is the likely landing spot for the talented receiver. The Longhorns and the Trojans were McCoy’s top two before his commitment, and he’s a big fan of the Texas wide receiver coach, Drew Mehringer.
McCoy was named to the ALL-USA first team this past season.
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Kent. HS football coach: New Louisville coaches not welcome here

The new coaching staff at Louisville wasted little time in upending the plans of a quartet of commits to former coach Bobby Petrino. Now there’s backlash from a coach of one athlete’s team.
As reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Franklin-Simpson (Kent.) High School head coach Doug Preston lashed out against the new Louisville coaching staff who rescinded an offer to Jack Randolph, an offensive lineman at Franklin-Simpson. As noted by our Gannett partners the Louisvlle Courier-Journal, Randolph was one of four players who have had their scholarships taken away by the staff of new Louisville coach Scott Satterfield.

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Preston responded on Twitter after another Kentucky recruit left the fold at Louisville:

What I hate to see is our kids getting their scholarships pulled with only days to go until signing!! These kids have set their futures around what UL promised! They showed loyalty to their commitment and now they get burned! Ridiculous and no class @UofLFootball
— Doug Preston (@coachadp) December 10, 2018

As noted by the Herald-Leader, Randolph remains scheduled to graduate early and was previously planning to enroll at Louisville for the spring semester. While has offers from at least five other schools, including Western Kentucky and Cincinnati, it’s uncertain if those scholarship offers remain on the table or whether those schools moved on to other targets after Randolph committed to Louisville.
Either way, the end result was that Randolph is suddenly scrambling, while Preston may be shutting off all access to Franklin-Simpson players to Satterfield and his staff.

Coach Satterfield shouldn’t bother sending anyone down here to recruit in the future! I can’t look my players in the eyes and tell them to trust anyone @UofLFootball any longer!
— Doug Preston (@coachadp) December 10, 2018

Former BC commit, Ohio native Tommy Eichenberg commits to Ohio State

The first commit of the Ryan Day era at Ohio State comes from right up the road.
St. Ignatius School (Cleveland) linebacker Tommy Eichenberg, a four-star prospect who was previously committed to Boston College, officially agreed to join the Buckeyes on Thursday, choosing Ohio State ahead of Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and Kentucky, among others.

Officially committed to The Ohio State University #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/PsXWx6HeqC
— Tommy Eichenberg (@tommyike41) December 7, 2018

At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Eichenberg is ranked as one of the top 10 overall prospects in the state of Ohio. He is an explosive, instinctive tackler who is equally adept at rushing from the edge or playing over the middle in coverage.
And, he can make plays like this:

Newest OSU LB commit @tommyike41 pic.twitter.com/6JhBnRj7mM
— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) December 7, 2018

Eichenberg is the first member of the Class of 2019 to pick Ohio State since the Buckeyes named Ryan Day as the immediate successor to Urban Meyer, who will retire after Ohio State’s appearance in the Rose Bowl.
Football success apparently runs in the Eichenberg family, with Tommy Eichenberg’s elder brother, Liam Eichenberg, an offensive lineman at Notre Dame. Interestingly, Notre Dame never offered Tommy Eichenberg a scholarship, or at least hasn’t yet.
Even if that changes, that could prove to be too little, too late to pry the younger Eichenberg from his homestate Ohio State squad.

Four-star RB Wandale Robinson flips from home-state Kentucky to Nebraska

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky football fans who breathed a sigh of relief when Jeff Brohm decided to stay at Purdue because the Wildcats’ in-state 2019 recruiting haul would now be safe were apparently worried about the wrong school.
Four-star Western Hills star Wandale Robinson, the highest-rated commitment in Kentucky’s class and the inaugural winner of the Kentucky Football Coaches Association’s Mr. Football award, on Wednesday flipped his commitment from UK to Nebraska.

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The Cornhuskers had originally been seen as the favorite to land Robinson, before a late change of heart led him to commit to Kentucky on Nov. 1.
While Louisville pursued Brohm for its head coaching opening, Robinson left the door open to considering the Cardinals in multiple interviews. Purdue had been one of Robinson’s other finalists.
But when Brohm elected to stay at Purdue it appeared Kentucky would be able to hold onto Robinson, a top-100 prospect in the country according to Rivals.com.
Instead Nebraska first-year coach Scott Frost turned up the heat again and apparently did enough to convince Robinson the Cornhuskers’ four wins in the last six regular season games were a sign of where the program is headed after an 0-6 start.
“Throughout this whole recruiting process I’ve always been told, ‘Do what’s best for you. You have to live your life for you and nobody else. Just follow your heart,’” Robinson wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “Those words of advice got away from me as my verbal commitment date neared. I got overwhelmed by the pressure from outside influences, the pressure of staying home, and the pressure of trying to please everyone. Most people don’t realize the stress that goes on with recruiting, especially when it’s from your home state and everyone wants you to go there.
“Staying home is something I would have loved to do, but, unfortunately, my heart just isn’t there. I will be decommitting from the University of Kentucky. Coach Stoops, Coach Marrow, Coach Gran, Coach Smith, the University of Kentucky, and the entire UK fan base, I can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve given me throughout the whole process. I regret that things happened the way they did. It was never my intention to hurt or mislead anyone or play any sort of ‘game.’ I am grateful for the opportunities that UK offered and have the utmost respect for the entire program and university.”
For more on Wandale Robinson’s decommitment, visit our Gannett partners at the Louisville Courier-Journal.

From near death to college prospect, how Solomon Buchanan could end up at ASU

It’s a story Solomon Buchanan hasn’t shared with many.
When he was 4, he said he was thrown into a swimming pool by a family friend. He said he passed out, then spent four months in the hospital.
With that long, long ago in his rear-view mirror, today the Mesa Skyline receiver/safety is considering a walk-on football opportunity as Arizona State, where he has family ties to the school and to coach Herm Edwards.

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His grandfather, Dave Buchanan, was a running back at ASU in 1968. His uncle, Floyd Young, played cornerback for Edwards and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2000 when Edwards was the team’s defensive backs coach.
“We’re die-hard ASU fans,” the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Buchanan said. “My uncle said, with Herm there coaching, you can’t get any better than that.”
Buchanan said he also could accept the only Division I offer he has received, from Prairie View A&M. But he feels he would earn a scholarship once he got to ASU and showed the coaches what he can do.
Read the rest of the story in the Arizona Republic

Texas WR commit Jordan Whittington ready for All-American Bowl star turn in home state

Cuero (Texas) High School wide receiver Jordan Whittington received his All-American Bowl jersey Friday at his school as part of the All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“It’s been a dream come true,” Whittington told USA TODAY. “I’ve been looking at this game since I was in the eighth grade. It’s big, it’s big to me. …
“For the city of Cuero it’s a big thing. We’re a football town, and me being the first All-American to come from Cuero, they all support me.”
The 6-1, 198-pound passer is the eighth-ranked wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 6 overall recruit from the state of Texas, according to 247Sports. 
Whittington held a full 30 scholarship offers but eventually picked the Longhorns ahead of rival Texas A&M, among other programs. In the end, he said there was just something extra about his experiences in Austin.
“I narrowed it down to four schools that had everything I wanted. The vibe I had when I was at Texas was just way different,” Whittington said. “Now people are seeing what I saw a long time ago. I’m ready, but I got one more thing to finish before I graduate. We’re still going. We’re favorite to win it.
“This 2019 class at Texas is going to be really good before it’s all over. There’s still some people coming before the 19th and on the 19th, including some people that no one thought would come.”
While Whittington said he’s a funny man, he also has a brother among the Cuero wide receiver corps — Devin Whittington — who is local country music performer par excellence. And while he’s supportive of his brother, with whom he competes for everything, Jordan Whittington said he still thinks he has a better shot at excelling in college and eventually playing in the NFL than his brother does of landing a major record deal.
The final high school step in that process for Jordan Whittington will come at the All-American Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 5 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST.

<p><strong>School:</strong> Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-8/305<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Nebraska<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 65<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 10</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Orange Luthern (Orange, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Quarterback<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/237<br />
<strong>College:</strong> South Carolina<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 111<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Orange Luthern (Orange, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/212<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 13<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Warner Robins (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Tight End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/225<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Auburn<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 223<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 9</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> East Kentwood (Grand Rapids, Mich.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-6/285<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Wisconsin<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 6<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Centennial (Corona, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Weak-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/260<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 336<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 20</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Upson-Lee (Thomaston, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Defensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/272<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Georgia<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 7<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> West Bloomfield (Mich.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Outside Linebacker<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/201<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Penn State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 49<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 4</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Olentangy Orange (Lewis Center, Ohio)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Weak-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5.5/243<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 2<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> San Juan Hills (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/302<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 24<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/195<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Notre Dame<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 22<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Buford (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Long Snapper<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/235<br />
<strong>College:</strong> LSU<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 3,232<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Buford (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Center<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/300<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Ohio State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 50<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Marietta (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/187<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Tennessee<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 108<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 17</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Roswell (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Outside Linebacker<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/205<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 94<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Strong-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/280<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Michigan<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 36<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2.5/196<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 11<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/215<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Ohio State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 173<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 8</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Walton (Marietta, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/187<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Georgia<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 35<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 5</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/185<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 81<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 14</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Carlsbad (Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> ATH/Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/215<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Washington<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 295<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 14</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> West Lafayette High School (Ind.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/260<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Purdue<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 71<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 5</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> William Amos Hough (Cornelius, N.C.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/185<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Wake Forest<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 238<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 33</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis, Tenn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 5-10/193<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Michigan<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 86<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Harding University (Charlotte, N.C.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/230<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 52<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Southern University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Guard<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/356<br />
<strong>College:</strong> LSU<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 67<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Southern University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/230<br />
<strong>College:</strong> LSU<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 106<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/186<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Michigan<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 8<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: Laurel (Miss.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/270<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 79<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 13</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: Lloyd C. Bird (Chesterfield, Va.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/195<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Virginia Tech<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 142<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/207<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 95<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/200<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Ohio State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 171<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 16</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: West Jones (Laurel, Miss.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Strong-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/285<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Alabama<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 189<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 14</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: Wall (Belmar, N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Long Snapper<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/210<br />
<strong>College:</strong> N.C. State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 3002<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School</strong>: Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-7/350<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Georgia<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 164<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 22</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Hillcrest (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Punter<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/175<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Notre Dame<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 2027<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Colonia (N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Strong-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/285<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Alabama<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 51<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Pro-style Quarterback<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 5-11/203<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Alabama<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 173<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 5</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Punter<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/190<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Princeton<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> NR<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> NR</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Auburn (Ala.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Outside Linebacker<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/215<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 109<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 9</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/195<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 181<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 26</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

<p><strong>School:</strong> Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Guard<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/307<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Penn State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 92<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 4</p>

<p><em>Photo: AAG</em></p>

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Eric Gray visits Tennessee; Michigan commitment 'hanging in the balance'

Eric Gray is headed back to Knoxville.
And that could spell disaster for Michigan as it tries to keep the Lausanne standout running back for its 2019 class.
Gray, a four-star prospect, will take an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Saturday to attend the Volunteers’ game with Missouri. It will be his third trip to see the Vols this season, according to 247Sports. Gray took an official trip on Sept. 22 when the Vols played Florida and an unofficial on Oct. 20 when the Vols hosted Alabama.
Gray had originally planned on visiting Michigan on Saturday. However, Gray told the USA Today Network – Tennessee that his commitment to Michigan is wavering.
“It’s kind of hanging in the balance right now,” said Gray of his commitment to Michigan. “I just want to keep my options open. Michigan is kind of far away.
“I’m trying to keep my options open, and seeing where things go.”

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Gray is a prolific running back and has been named a Tenneessee Titans Mr. Football the past two seasons, winning it in DII-A in 2016 and DII-AA in 2017. He’s a finalist again this year.
Gray said he has kept track of Tennessee and what coach Jeremy Pruitt has done in his first season.
“Everyone said when they couldn’t move the ball on Charlotte, why would I think about going there,” Gray said. “Then they went and beat Kentucky, the No. 12 team in the country.
“I think he’s doing well. He’s got the right coaches. He just has to get his players in there.”
Gray said travel is the biggest drawback to Michigan.
“It’s the travel and my mom getting there,” Gray said. “It’s not the only school I can do what I need to do.”
Read the full article at the Nashville Tennessean.

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