The Oregon Ducks were the most popular program in this wide-ranging, Sporting News survey of high school recruits.
Our favorite questions? What kind of pickup line does a college recruiter throw at a top prospect? And: Would you rather be recruited by a father figure or a “cool best friend” type of guy?
Which offense in the Pac-12 will be the most challenged this season? Pacifictakes.com offers its, err, take, lobbing its biggest grenades at Arizona State and Colorado. Fear not, Sun Devils and Buffaloes fans. There’s a poll with this post, so you can start stuffing the ballot.
Nobody cares about the kicker and punter unless they make mistakes. But The Oregonian’s John Hunt breaks down the positions for Oregon State and even laments the loss of dependable long snapper Marcus Perry.
Utah got a commitment from a local linebacking prospect whose first name has no consonants. His grandparents work for the university so we’re going to assume he still knows how to mind his Ps and Qs. Brandon Gurney of Deseret News has the story.
One of Cal’s biggest traditions will no longer be blowin’ in the wind. Carolyn Jones of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the UC Berkeley rally committee has canceled the Big Game (Cal-Stanford) bonfire rally -- a tradition since 1892 -- because of a conflict at the Greek Theatre with a Bob Dylan concert.
Arizona sophomore Fabbians Ebbele, who started every game last season at right tackle, isn’t on the depth chart entering camp as he tries to work his way back into coach Rich Rodriguez’s good graces, The Tucson Citizen’s Anthony Gimino reported. Assault charges against Ebbele stemming from a brawl at a party in early March were dismissed this summer.
Stanford will have a hard time replacing QB Andrew Luck, but the Cardinal is all set at tailback, the San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner reported. Senior Stepfan Taylor, who has rushed for 1,000 yards the past two seasons, and junior Anthony Wilkerson have coach David Shaw feeling confident.
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