07/14/18 - Demetris Robertson, Jr, Georgia, 6-0, 190 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] Former California WR Demetris Robertson announced that he is transferring to Georgia in a YouTube video on Saturday. Robertson, who is listed at 6-foot and 190 pounds, selected the Bulldogs over Alabama, West Virginia and Texas. Robertson had seven receptions for 70 yards and two runs for 40 yards and a touchdown in two games last season before undergoing surgery on his lower body. He had 50 catches for 767 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman in 2016 under then-head coach Sonny Dykes.
07/07/18 - Will Grier, rSr, West Virginia, 6-1, 214 (DS#10 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Will Grier is being promoted for the 2018 Heisman Trophy. The Mountaineers are going all out by launching a website devoted to hype his candidacy. The university touted the website -- http://www.grier7heisman.com -- on its athletics website along with the accompanying hashtag "willtowin." Grier, who started his college career at the University of Florida, passed for 3,490 yards and 34 touchdowns against 12 interceptions for West Virginia in 2017. A dislocated finger on his throwing hand, sustained Nov. 18 against Texas, forced Grier to sit out the regular-season finale against Oklahoma and the Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup against Utah on Dec. 26.
07/04/18 - Shea Patterson, Jr, Michigan, 6-1, 193 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] QB quarterback Shea Patterson, who transferred in from Mississippi a few months ago, signed a contract to play baseball for the Texas Rangers, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Patterson, a junior, was a 39th-round draft pick (1,169th overall) in the 2018 MLB Draft. He last played baseball during his junior year at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La. The deal with the Rangers reportedly is for six years and allows Patterson to work with the Rangers' instructional staff when he has off time from football at Michigan. The Rangers listed Patterson as a third baseman.
06/21/18 - Demetris Robertson, Jr, Georgia, 6-0, 190 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] WR Demetris Robertson, a speedy former five-star recruit, is on the transfer market after announcing on social media Thursday that he is leaving the University of California. Robertson, from Savannah, Ga., was the top-rated wide receiver and the No. 13 overall prospect in the 2016 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He made an instant impact as a true freshman, catching 50 passes for 767 yards and seven touchdowns under then-head coach Sonny Dykes. Robertson was sidelined for most of last season because of a sports hernia, appearing in only two games and receiving a medical redshirt after catching seven passes.
06/15/18 - Brandon Kennedy, rJr, Alabama, 6-3, 298 (DS#999 OG)[Newsfeed] C Brandon Kennedy is headed to Tennessee as a graduate transfer, multiple outlets reported on Friday.
Kennedy will be eligible to play immediately for the Volunteers thanks to a new rule implemented by the SEC that allows graduate transfers to play right away for their new schools. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tried to block the in-conference transfer of Kennedy, but said at the time he was only following league rules. The new rule was enacted on June 1. The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Kennedy was a top backup on defending national champion Alabama's offensive line. He has two years of eligibility remaining. Kennedy was limited to three games in 2017 before sustaining a season-ending foot injury. He is expected to compete for a starting job at either center or guard for Tennessee.
06/06/18 - Quinten Dormady, Sr, Houston, 6-3, 222 (DS#30 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Quinten Dormady, who began last season as the starter at Tennessee, has transferred to Houston, where he will be eligible to play this season as a graduate transfer.
Dormady announced his decision to transfer to Houston on Instagram last month. Dormady started the first five games for the Volunteers before being knocked out for the season because of a shoulder injury that required surgery. He passed for 925 yards and six touchdowns before being hurt. Dormady, who is from Boerne, Texas, near San Antonio, could compete with junior D'Eriq King for playing time. King, a former wide receiver, started he last four games last season and passed for 1,260 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions.
05/25/18 - Freddy Canteen, Sr, Notre Dame, 6-0, 195 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] WR Freddy Canteen, who has received his diploma, announced on social media that he will transfer to another school before next season.
Canteen transferred from Michigan to Notre Dame after the 2016 season. "I will be transferring to another university to obtain a graduate degree that unfortunately Notre Dame does not offer," Canteen said in a statement on Twitter. "I will also utilize my remaining two years of eligibility to play football." Canteen played in three games for Notre Dame in 2017, making one reception for seven yards before sustaining a torn labrum that knocked him out of the rest of the season. While at Michigan, Canteen also was hampered by injuries in 2015 and 2016. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play right away this fall and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
05/25/18 - Darrin Kirkland Jr., Sr, Tennessee, 6-1, 238 (DS#999 ILB)[Newsfeed] LB Darrin Kirkland of Tennessee said he will transfer.
Kirkland, a junior, announced on his Twitter account that he plans to transfer from the university but did not disclose where he is headed. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Kirkland missed the 2017 season because of torn meniscus suffered in the preseason. He also was sidelined for six games in 2016 because of a high ankle sprain. Kirkland flashed plenty of potential during his freshman season in 2015, appearing in 13 games and registering 66 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, three sacks and one interception.
05/07/18 - Tre Watson, Sr, Texas, 5-10, 205 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] RB Tre Watson announced via Twitter on Sunday his commitment to Texas, leaving Cal as a graduate transfer.
Watson was the Golden Bears starting tailback and on the Doak Walker Award Watch list last season before tearing his ACL in Week 2. Watson scored 13 touchdowns in 37 games for Cal. He compiled 1,390 rushing yards, 657 kick return yards and 379 receiving yards.
"I left Cal to experience bigger football," Watson told ESPN in a text. "I couldn't turn down this opportunity to play on one of the biggest stages in college football."
His decision to join the Longhorns should be a big boost for coach Tom Herman's offense, which did not have a running back top 400 yards last season.
04/27/18 - Shea Patterson, Jr, Michigan, 6-1, 193 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Shea Patterson received a waiver from the NCAA and will be able to play for Michigan in the upcoming season after transferring from Mississippi.
The athletic departments at Michigan and Ole Miss worked together during the last week to create a waiver request that both schools agreed was accurate and took advantage of recently adapted NCAA rules make Patterson eligible. The NCAA decided to waive in Patterson's case its normal rule that requires non-graduated transfers to sit out a year before returning to the playing field.
The waiver, which used an NCAA amendment passed earlier this month that takes a player's academic standing into account when applying to play immediately, put to rest previous objections that Ole Miss had to Patterson's reasons for transferring. Patterson, who is with his new teammates on a team-sponsored trip to Paris, is expected to compete with redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters for the starting job at Michigan. Last season, he started the first seven games for Mississippi and passed for 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns before a leg injury ended his season late in October.
04/23/18 - Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305 (DS#3 C)[Newsfeed] C Billy Price, who suffered a pectoral injury at the Scouting Combine, said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that he has made a lot of progress in his recovery and has regained full range of motion. The former Ohio State star said his recovery is to the point that he is bench-pressing 10-pound dumbbells for the first time since suffering the injury. During the Combine Price suffered a partially torn pectoral while doing the bench press. Surgery was required to repair the injury. Price, who can also play guard, was projected as a first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com before the injury, but is now listed as the third-ranked center prospect and the No. 72 prospect overall. NFLDraftScout.com projects he will be taken in the second or third round.
04/18/18 - Quinten Dormady, Sr, Houston, 6-3, 222 (DS#30 QB)[Newsfeed] qb Quinten Dormady announced that he will play for Houston next season. Dormady, who made the announcement over Instagram on Tuesday night, will join the Cougars as a graduate transfer.
He will be eligible to play immediately. The Texas native is expected to compete with Houston quarterback D'eriq King for the starting job. Dormady won a preseason battle for the starting job in Tennessee with Jarrett Guarantano and started the first five games of the 2017 season. After throwing several interceptions in the next few games, Dormady lost his job to Guarantano. Dormady's season ended in late October when he elected to have shoulder surgery.
04/17/18 - Deondre Francois, rJr, Florida State, 6-0, 205 (DS#9 QB)[Newsfeed] Francois, who is recovering from a torn patellar tendon of his left knee he suffered last season, will be required to do community service and avoid any criminal activity for a period that lasts from three months to a year.
"He's got to be smart about who he's around and what he's around, and make good decisions," Taggart said, according to the Sentinel "I advise him to just make sure he's around his teammates all the time."
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound signal caller has thrown for 3,560 yards and 21 touchdowns in two seasons with the Seminoles, including just 210 yards and one touchdown in his injury-shortened 2017 season.
04/13/18 - Deondre Francois, rJr, Florida State, 6-0, 205 (DS#9 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Deondre Francois of Florida State is facing a misdemeanor marijuana charge, the Tallahassee Democrat reported on Thursday. Francois, a a sophomore who is rehabbing a left knee injury, is facing a charge of possession of fewer than 20 grams and has been ordered by Tallahassee Police to appear in court, according to the report.
04/12/18 - Wilton Speight, rSr, Michigan, 6-5, 240 (DS#15 QB)[Newsfeed] Wilton Speight is headed to UCLA for his final college football season. The fifth-year graduate transfer confirmed his choice Thursday on Instagram. He also was considering Wyoming. Speight suffered a spinal injury during the fourth game against Purdue last fall and missed the rest of the year. Shortly after the end of the season, he announced that he would not return to Michigan. In 2016, Speight started 11 games for the Wolverines despite sustaining a shoulder injury. He won the starting job again in 2017 before a broken vertebrae ended the season.
04/05/18 - Kentavius Street, Sr, North Carolina State, 6-2, 280 (DS#15 DT)[Newsfeed] DL Kentavius Street suffered a serious knee injury just three weeks before the NFL Draft. Street, who is considered either a defensive end or defensive tackle, suffered a torn ACL during a private workout for the New York Giants, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Street is rated the 13th-best defensive tackle prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, which projected he would be selected in the fourth round. Street had 19.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks in his four seasons at North Carolina State.
04/04/18 - Shea Patterson, Jr, Michigan, 6-1, 193 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Shea Patterson of Michigan, a transfer from Mississippi, might get to play in 2018 without sitting out a season, his attorney said.
The NCAA asked for additional information from Michigan and Patterson late last week after reviewing the school's request to allow him to forgo the usual one-year waiting period after his transfer. Patterson transferred from Ole Miss this winter after learning that NCAA sanctions against the Rebels would be more severe than previously expected. He and several of his former Ole Miss teammates have asked the NCAA to allow them to play right away because they say they were misled by their former coaches. "The NCAA isn't dragging their feet on the waiver request and won't take any more time than is necessary," said attorney Thomas Mars, who represents several former Mississippi players. Mars said he expects Patterson and Michigan will be able to respond to the NCAA request in the next few days, but added that there is no timetable for the final decision.
03/21/18 - Jack Cichy, rSr, Wisconsin, 6-2, 238 (DS#7 ILB)[Newsfeed] Jack Cichy could be one of the most intriguing linebacker prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft after missing the final one-and-a-half seasons of his college career at Wisconsin. NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler wrote before the NFL Scouting Combine last month that "injuries have made him a forgotten prospect in this class on a national level, but his tape showed a top-50 prospect when healthy." Cichy missed the second half of the 2016 season with a torn left pectoral and all of last season because of a torn ACL. He was at the Combine late last month, mostly to meet with teams, as he saved almost all of his workouts for the Badgers' Pro Day last Wednesday.
He did not run the 40, but his reported times of 4.28 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and 7.10 in the three-cone drill were respectable, and his vertical jump of 33 1/2 inches was "the highest I jumped since probably my sophomore year," he told The Big 1070 in Madison, Wis., after the workout. "It's been going really well," Cichy added about his rehab. "I knew I really wasn't going to do much at the Combine, just give my knee a little more time, and I thought that was definitely a smart decision. Being able to wait those two weeks and really showcase what I have here, I'm really pleased with how it turned out and how I was moving around. ... "Absolutely happy. I felt crisp and clean in the agility drills." - The Sports Xchange
03/20/18 - Eli Stove, Jr, Auburn, 6-0, 183 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] WR Eli Stove's 2018 season is in doubt after he tore an ACL in spring practice, multiple media outlets reported.
While the injury occurred prior to the school's spring break, 247Sports, citing a source, reported that Stove underwent surgery on March 13. Stove was working with the first-team offense during practice prior to his injury.
Stove appeared in all 14 games as a sophomore last season, recording 29 receptions for 265 yards. He also was a threat out of the backfield with 30 rushes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.
As a freshman, the 6-foot, 183-pound Stove had 23 catches for 224 yards and added 11 rushes for 131 yards and a score in nine games.
03/20/18 - Matt Womack, rJr, Alabama, 6-6, 326 (DS#4 OT)[Newsfeed] OT Matt Womack, the starting right tackle for last season's national champions, will miss all of spring practice due to a broken bone in his right foot, BamaOnline.com reported. The 6-foot-7, 324-pound Womack is expected to undergo surgery Wednesday. He was injured during workouts leading up to spring practice, according to the report. He is expected to be ready for practice in August.
03/16/18 - Cardon Johnson, rSr, James Madison, 5-09, 202 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] James Madison Head Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that running back Cardon Johnson has been given a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Johnson was granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA and his request for a sixth season was approved. He played in three games last season before suffering a torn Achilles for the second straight season. "We were confident the waiver was going to go through, so we've been planning to have Cardon back," Houston said. "It's great to have confirmation and for him to have the opportunity to play his sixth year. We hope he can make a full recovery and be back on the field soon representing James Madison University."
In last year's season-opening win at ECU, Johnson rushed for a career-high 265 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries (15.6 avg.). His touchdown runs came from 80 and 85 yards out, which led to him being named CAA Offensive Player of the Week and CFPA FCS National Performer of the Week. Johnson had 37 carries for 347 yards and three scores in total during his shortened 2017 campaign. In 24 career games, Johnson has rushed 312 times for 2,088 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. He is just 231 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns shy of reaching JMU's all-time top 10 in each category. - JMU Football
03/14/18 - Shea Patterson, Jr, Michigan, 6-1, 193 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] Michigan is unlikely to know whether Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible to play next season by the time it begins spring practice March 23. Attorney Tom Mars, who is advising Patterson, said an NCAA ruling cannot come until after Ole Miss has the opportunity to respond to Michigan's application for a waiver. Mississippi has 10 business days to submit a response, starting from when it receives the information from Michigan, and the clock on that was expected to start Wednesday. "I'm optimistic it will be sent later today, and I think that highly likely," Mars told The Associated Press in a text message Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Mars said, other schools that have accepted five of Patterson's Ole Miss teammates as transfers are planning to see how his case plays out before filing similar requests with the NCAA. Mars said it was his understanding that Michigan had already sent the information to Ole Miss during its original submission to the NCAA. Ole Miss athletic department spokesman Kyle Campbell said the school would not comment on the matter. Michigan directed questions to the NCAA. NCAA spokesman Christopher Radford said the association could not comment on the process. - AP College Football
03/10/18 - Dante Pettis, Sr, Washington, 6-0, 186 (DS#8 WR)[Newsfeed] It was a packed house at the Dempsey Indoor facility at the University of Washington Pro Day with an estimated 20 NFL teams represented. Pettis, who left Washington with 24 receiving touchdowns and set an NCAA record with nine TDs on punt returns, is still recovering from a severely twisted ankle from the rivalry game with Washington State. That kept him out of drills at the Combine as well. The 6-1, 195-pound Pettis will hold a personal Pro Day workout April 2, but members of the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys groups took time to talk with him after Saturday's workouts. When healthy, Pettis shows excellent lateral agility and smooth acceleration, which should translate into impressive workout numbers. He checks in ninth among receivers on NFLDraftScout.com's board and 80th overall, projecting as a Day 2 pick. - Rob Rang, NFL DraftScout.com
03/10/18 - Jauan Jennings, Jr, Tennessee, 6-2, 205 (DS#43 WR)[Newsfeed] WR Jauan Jennings is back on the team. New Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed the move this week to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Jennings will not participate in spring practice as he recovers from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, but he is back on the active roster.
In November, Jennings was dismissed from the team by interim head coach Brady Hoke after the wide receiver posted a criticism of the coaching staff on social media that was laced with obscenities.
Jennings was second on the team in 2016 in receptions (40) and receiving yards (580). A season-ending wrist injury limited him to just one game in 2017.
03/06/18 - Billy Price, rSr, Ohio State, 6-4, 305 (DS#3 C)[Newsfeed] C Billy Price, projected as a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle sustained during last week's NFL Scouting Combine, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Price is rated the top center prospect in the draft and the No. 17 prospect overall by NFLDraftScout.com. Whether the surgery will affect his draft status remains to be seen. Recovery time is estimated at four months, so he is expected to be able to participate in training camp for the team that selects him.