Latest College Player News: All Listed Prospects/All Years
|06/21/18 - Demetris Robertson, Jr/2020, California, 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.
|06/20/18 - Darren Ford, Sr/2018, Wake Forest, 6-1, 206 (DS#999 WR) [Newsfeed] |
K Darren Ford, who was a kicker and punter at Division III Hope College, has joined Wake Forest as a graduate transfer.
Ford made 25 of 38 field goals and 99 extra points last season at Hope.
|06/20/18 - Jordan McNair, /2021, Maryland, 6-4, 276 (DS# OL) [Newsfeed] |
OL Jordan McNair of Maryland died on died on June 13, about two weeks after being hospitalized, and school announced on Wednesday an investigation into the incident.
Dr. Rod Walters was hired to conduct a review into the death. Walters, a sports medicine consultant who oversaw athletic training at Appalachian State and South Carolina, will begin the review this week.
The 19-year-old McNair was hospitalized on May 29 following a team workout that included 10 110-yards sprints, and he died on June 13. The cause of McNair's death and even when he began experiencing difficulties have not been released.
|06/20/18 - Rutger Reitmaier, /2021, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 274 (DS# DT) [Newsfeed] |
DL Rutger Reitmaier, a transfer from Oregon, has received a waiver from the NCAA that makes him eligible to play immediately for Vanderbilt.
Reitmaier, who is from Nashville where Vanderbilt in located, signed with Oregon and participated in the Ducks' 2017 spring practice, but left the school and sat out the 2017 season, He enrolled at Vanderbilt in January. "Adding Rutger to our roster is huge," Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. "He adds depth, athleticism and will be a key piece for us. I'm excited about what an impactful player he is, and it's great to add another quality player from Nashville." Reitmaier participated in Vanderbilt's spring practice recently.
|06/19/18 - Tevon Coney, Sr/2019, Notre Dame, 6-0, 240 (DS#3 OLB) [Newsfeed] |
LB Te'von Coney was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Coney entered into a plea agreement on the charge stemming from an arrest with four teammates in August 2016 in Fulton Country, Ind. Coney registered a team-high 116 tackles, including 11.5 for loss, and 3.0 sacks in 2017.
|06/19/18 - Adonis Alexander, So/2019, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 195 (DS#999 SS) [Newsfeed] |
CB Adonis Alexander, one of three players available for next month's NFL supplemental draft, will have his pro day Wednesday. Alexander's workout will be attended by 26 NFL teams, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, who also reported that the cornerback will visit with at least one team on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 207-pound Alexander started 15 of 34 games over three seasons at Virginia Tech, recording seven interceptions.
|06/19/18 - Nick Watkins, Sr/2018, Houston, 6-0, 207 (DS#68 CB) [Newsfeed] |
CB Nick Watkins officially transferred to the University of Houston on Tuesday, the school announced. Watkins started nine of 12 games for the Fighting Irish last season, recording 28 tackles, breaking up eight passes and making one interception.
|06/19/18 - Terence Williams, rSr/2019, Houston, 6-1, 222 (DS#26 RB) [Newsfeed] |
RB Terence Williams officially transferred to the University of Houston on Tuesday, the school announced. Williams was limited to eight games last season due to a shoulder injury and finished with only 255 yards rushing and one touchdown on 73 carries. However, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Williams rumbled for 1,048 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016, when current Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles served in the same capacity at Baylor.
|06/16/18 - Dwayne Haskins, rSo/2021, Ohio State, 6-2, 214 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB Dwayne Haskins will begin preseason camp as the Ohio State starter, according to coach Urban Meyer. Meyer made the announcement while speaking at the Ohio State Football Job Fair in Columbus. However, he also said that fellow sophomore Tate Martell will get to compete for the job. Haskins, Martell and Joe Burrow vied for the starting role during spring practice, but Burrow later transferred to LSU in May. Haskins, who is 6 feet 3, 218 pounds, completed 40 of 57 passes for 565 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in eight games as a backup last season.
|06/16/18 - Fotu Leiato II, Sr/2019, Oregon, 5-11, 198 (DS#999 OLB) [Newsfeed] |
S/LB Fotu Leiato II was found dead hours after a single car accident in Eugene, Ore., on Friday morning. He was 21. Oregon television station KEZI reported that Leiato was a passenger in a car that rolled over and crashed about 2:30 a.m. near Autzen Stadium where the Ducks play their home games. The driver of the vehicle, Pedro Chavarin Jr., told police he was the only one in the car when it crashed.
|06/15/18 - *Andrus Peat, Jr/2015, Stanford, 6-7, 313 (DS#2 OT) [Newsfeed] |
G Andrus Peat is expected to be healthy when the team returns for training camp, multiple media outlets reported. Peat injured his left fibula during the second quarter of the Saints' wild-card victory against the Carolina Panthers in January. The 6-foot-7, 312-pounder was unable to walk for eight weeks after undergoing surgery. "It's getting better," the 24-year-old Peat said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I'm taking (my recovery) day by day, and my goal is to be back for training camp, so that's kind of what (the Saints) set for me and I feel like I'm on schedule." New Orleans showed its faith in Peat by exercising the fifth-year option on his contract in April. "He's starting to mature and grow a lot," offensive line coach Dan Roushar said, per The Advocate. "He's starting to gain some confidence, and I think he's getting passionate about the game." A first-round draft pick (No. 13 overall) of the Saints in 2015, Peat has started 37 of 42 games in his three seasons in New Orleans -- including 14 in 2017.
|06/15/18 - Brandon Kennedy, rJr/2020, 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.
|06/15/18 - Kendall Hinton, rJr/2020, Wake Forest, 6-0, 195 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB Kendall Hinton was suspended for the first three games of the season due to unspecified team rules violations. Hinton was expected to open the season as the starter but will sit out games against Tulane, Towson and Boston College. Sophomore Jamie Newman and freshman Sam Hartman are the top candidates to replace Hinton. A redshirt junior, the 6-foot, 195-pound Hinton has appeared in 17 games over three seasons, including four starts. He has thrown for 1,502 yards with 10 touchdowns versus four interceptions.
|06/13/18 - Jordan McNair, /2021, Maryland, 6-4, 276 (DS# OL) [Newsfeed] |
OL Jordan McNair died on Wednesday, Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans announced. McNair was 19. He was hospitalized for unspecified reasons May 29 after an organized team workout, and he was listed in critical but stable condition. McNair's exact cause of death was not immediately available. Maryland's football program has kept information about McNair's situation private, as requested by the family. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound McNair played in one game as a freshman in 2017 but was expected to be a key contributor in 2018. Dennis Dodd of cbssports.com reported via Twitter that if McNair's death is tied to a Maryland workout, it would be the 30th conditioning-related college football death since 2000.
|06/13/18 - Isaiahh Loudermilk, Fr/2020, Iowa, 6-0, 205 (DS#999 DE) [Newsfeed] |
DL Isaiahh Loudermilk underwent knee surgery this spring, according to Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst. Loudermilk was a projected starter this season. "Isaiahh is going through (rehab) and we'll see where he is at with it," Chryst told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Isaiahh has been doing more, which is good. ... " Loudermilk had 11 tackles in 11 games last season.
|06/13/18 - Garrett Rand, Fr/2020, Wisconsin, 6-0, 213 (DS#999 DT) [Newsfeed] |
DL Garrett Rand recently sustained an Achilles tendon injury during workouts and is out indefinitely, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rand was a projected starter this season. He recorded 13 tackles in 14 games last season.
|06/11/18 - Hunter Johnson, So/2021, Northwestern, 6-2, 210 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB Hunter Johnson, who played for Clemson last season, is transferring to Northwestern, Northwestern officials announced on Monday. Johnson was ranked as the nation's No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class by 247sports. Johnson announced his decision to leave Clemson last month after competing for the starting job with returning starter Kelly Bryant and incoming freshman Trevor Lawrence, who was rated the nation's top overall recruit in the class of 2018 by 247sports. Johnson will sit out the 2018 season, then have three years of eligility remaining.
|06/10/18 - Tony Pilato, rJr/2020, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 320 (DS#999 OT) [Newsfeed] |
OL Tony Pilato will continue his college football career at NCAA Division II Slippery Rock University after announcing last month that he was transferring from Pittsburgh.
Pilato, a redshirt junior at Pitt, is staying in Pennsylvania with the transfer. He will be able to play immediately at Slippery Rock and again during the 2019 season.
In three seasons with the Panthers, Pilato played in 12 games, with all of his action coming last season.
After spring practice at Pitt in late April, Pilato told the coaching staff that he planned to leave. No reason was conveyed for his departure.
With Pilato and tight end Chris Clark leaving this spring, Pitt is now at the 85-scholarship limit, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Coming out of high school in 2015, Pilato was ranked the No. 17 player overall in Pennsylvania.
|06/10/18 - Tee Higgins, So/2021, Clemson, 6-3, 200 (DS#999 WR) [Newsfeed] |
An auto dealership in South Carolina deleted a photo it posted of Clemson WR Tee Higgins posing in front of one of its expensive sports cars. True Auto Mart in Piedmont, S.C., posted the image of Higgins posing in front of a $200,000 McLaren Spider on its Facebook page Thursday and thanked him for purchasing a vehicle. Two days later, the dealership deleted the photo, perhaps realizing that it could raise eyebrows with the NCAA. True Auto Mart then clarified in a statement that Higgins did not buy the McLaren Spider. "Mr. Higgins didn't purchase the car in the picture," the dealership said, according to FitsNews. "However he did love the McLaren and went for a ride in it. It gave him a lot of inspiration to be even better so he can get one with his signing bonus when he gets drafted to the NFL." The dealer also said it did not want to get Higgins in trouble with the NCAA. The photo caused a stir on social media over the weekend, including accusations that he violated NCAA rules.
|06/09/18 - Justin Belknap, rJr/2020, Arizona, 6-2, 259 (DS#20 DE) [Newsfeed] |
DT Josh Belk is leaving Clemson to join the South Carolina football program in the fall. The former four-star prospect announced Friday on Twitter that he's jumping over to Clemson's in-state rival after going through spring practice with the Tigers. Belk was recruited heavily by South Carolina while in high school before deciding on Clemson. Now, just a few months later, he's on his way to the Gamecocks after all, but he'll have to sit out the 2018 season as a transfer before having four seasons of eligibility remaining.
"I am thankful for the opportunity I had at Clemson University," Belk tweeted Friday night. "I am most thankful to the University of South Carolina coaches, staff and players for welcoming me into their program with open arms and allowing me the opportunity to play college football at the highest level of competition while being closer to my family."
One of the factors in his decision to transfer was that Columbia, where the University of South Carolina is located, is significantly closer to his family. He had announced in May that he was leaving Clemson and visited South Carolina and Georgia before making his decision.
The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Belk was ranked among the top recruits in the state in 2018. In his final high school season, he accumulated 110 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, seven forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection. He also received the honor of playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
"The University of South Carolina is home for me," Belk tweeted. "I will be spending the remainder of my collegiate career wearing garnet and black in Columbia, SC playing for Coach Will Muschamp and the USC Gamecocks."
Belk had impressed Clemson coach Dabo Swinney during spring practice.
"When it's just low man wins and leverage, he's pretty good," Swinney said, according to The State in Columbia, S.C. "He gets his hands on you, he's strong, he can move people. You weigh him down with all the sche
|06/09/18 - Raelon Singleton, rSr/2019, Houston, 6-2, 212 (DS#80 WR) [Newsfeed] |
WR Raelon Singleton is leaving Utah and moving on to Houston as a grad transfer.
Singleton joins an offense in which the leading returning receiver made just 13 catches last season. Singleton was a two-year starter at Utah, catching 36 passes for 531 yards and four touchdowns last season. He ended his Utah career with 69 career receptions for 995 yards.
|06/09/18 - Terence Williams, rSr/2019, Houston, 6-1, 222 (DS#26 RB) [Newsfeed] |
RB Terence Williams is leaving Baylor and transferring to Houston as a grad transfer.
New offensive coordinator Kendal Briles was the offensive coordinator at Baylor in 2016, when Williams ran for 1,048 yards. He missed three games due to injury last season and dropped off to 255 yards on 73 carries. Plenty of playing time appears available for Williams this season as Houston's 2017 leading rusher, Duke Catalon, left the team before spring practice.
|06/09/18 - Nick Watkins, Sr/2018, Houston, 6-0, 207 (DS#68 CB) [Newsfeed] |
CB Nick Watkins declared he will leave Notre Dame and join Houston as a graduate transfer. He made 29 tackles and broke up eight passes last season, starting the first nine games.
The Cougars return starting cornerback Alexander Myres and part-time starting corner Isaiah Johnson.
Houston's secondary already projects to start a Power Five transfer, Ole Miss safety Deontay Anderson. He is eligible right away as a sophomore because the NCAA waived the usual one-year waiting period due to sanctions against the Rebels program.
|06/08/18 - Kyler Murray, rJr/2020, Oklahoma, 5-10, 192 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB Kyler Murray's financial future is secure, even if he is injured playing for Oklahoma this season.
Murray reached agreement with the Oakland Athletics on a contract worth in the neighborhood of $5 million, according the media reports, after the A's made him the ninth pick of Major League Baseball's free agent draft on Monday. The deal allows Murray, who has two years of football eligibility remaining, to play only this fall for the Sooners before joining the A's organization. The slot value for the ninth pick in the MLB draft is $4.765 million. Murray, who backed up Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield last football season, is an outfielder who batted in the cleanup spot for Oklahoma's baseball team this year. If Murray meets his 12-hour academic requirement, he will keep his athletic scholarship.
|06/08/18 - Jack Jones, Jr/2020, Southern California, 5-11, 170 (DS#999 CB) [Newsfeed] |
CB Jack Jones, who started for USC last season, was arrested early Friday on two felony charges, according to online court records.
Police in Santa Paula, Calif., arrested Jones at 3:46 a.m. on Friday on charges of felony commercial burglary (under $950) and felony conspiracy to commit a crime. A native of Long Beach, Calif., Jones was booked into the Ventura County Jail with bail set at $20,000. He is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon. Jones, who made 40 tackles and led USC with four interceptions last season as a sophomore, missed spring practice to focus on his grades and last month was declared academically ineligible for the coming season. Last week, Jones told the Los Angeles Times that he planned to enroll in a local junior college with hopes of returning to the Trojans or another college team in 2019.
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