NCAA Football

Devery Hamilton to Michigan: Wolverines Land 4-Star OT Prospect

Michigan's offensive line just got a whole lot stronger, as 4-star tackle Devery Hamilton announced his intention to become a Wolverine on Wednesday.

He took to Twitter to share the news:  

Proud to say that I'm officially committed to the University of Michigan!!

— Devery Hamilton (@D_Hamilton19) June 24, 2015

Hamilton, a breakout star at Gilman High School in Baltimore, chose Michigan over Stanford, Maryland and Wisconsin, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.

"Really just sitting down with my parents and talking with my coaches," Hamilton said, when asked about his decision process, according to Wiltfong. "Last night I decided it was the right decision for me."

Stanford and Michigan have been the favorites throughout the process, with the Cardinal receiving a 40 percent chance of landing Hamilton before the announcement, per 247Sports' Crystal Ball rankings. Michigan tied with Stanford at 40 percent, and Maryland rounded out the festivities with the remaining percentage.

The Wolverines were trending upward close to the announcement, thanks in part to being the only school to host Hamilton for an unofficial visit thus far. Hamilton went to Ann Arbor in April, where he was sold on a revamped program led by Jim Harbaugh. 

It was more than a little ironic that Harbaugh wound up fighting Stanford, the team he coached before heading to the San Francisco 49ers, for Hamilton's services. The Cardinal have largely stayed near the top of the Pac-12 since Harbaugh's departure and have a steady hand in David Shaw leading the way.

Jim Harbaugh wound up getting one over on his contemporary with Hamilton, who is ranked 23rd among offensive tackles in the 2016 class. Listed at 6'6" and 290 pounds, Hamilton already has major college size that could make him an instant asset.

He's a bit raw from a skill-set standpoint, but that's largely because he played both sides of the ball in high school. Once coaches get with him and he commits to the offensive side full time, he can get to work on building a more consistent skill set to go with his body type. His development might mirror that of Andrus Peat, whose physical tools wound up getting him drafted in the first round in April.

At the very least, he's a moldable piece of clay who could even be a long-term defensive lineman if the whole tackle thing doesn't work out. With Harbaugh starting to build a recruiting class that will restock the talent cupboards, Hamilton is a good early coup.


Follow Tyler Conway (@tylerconway22) on Twitter. All recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.

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Khalid Kareem to Alabama: Crimson Tide Land 4-Star DE Prospect

Khalid Kareem, a 4-star defensive end from Harrison Community High School in Farmington, Michigan, announced his decision Wednesday to play college football at Alabama, per Nick Baumgardner of MLive Media Group.  

Kareem is the 10th-ranked strong-side defensive end in the class of 2016, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. The 6'4", 260-pound prospect racked up 85 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior, and he seems keen to make the leap to the NCAA level with an early commitment.

Before bulking up and moving into the trenches, Kareem showed the ability to play well in space as an outside linebacker. That offers an idea of the type of athleticism he possesses.

The highlight video below shows what Kareem did as a sophomore, prior to packing on a considerable amount of weight for his junior campaign:

In addition to having a quick first step that allows him to create leverage and be a tough task for blockers as a pass-rusher, he has a knack for disengaging blockers and setting the edge even when he is still fighting. That makes him a force to be reckoned with against the run as well.

The recent move to defensive end and the production therein suggests Kareem has plenty of upside still to explore. It will be an adjustment to play against much stiffer competition, but Kareem has the natural football instincts and the physical tools to make the jump and make an impact at an early stage of his collegiate career.

Alabama could even take advantage of Kareem's quickness for his size, try to bulk him up even more and give him a shot at the interior of the defensive line. He could be a matchup nightmare if he can strike a balance between functional strength and still maintain the skills that have made him an exciting 4-star recruit.

The more likely scenario is for Kareem to stay at his current position and compete for snaps there as he figures out what his niche for the Crimson Tide will be. By the time he's a junior, don't be surprised to see him crack the starting lineup and be a prominent contributor for Alabama.

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What Are the Biggest Surprises of the 2016 Recruiting Class?

Although the summer has just begun, the college football season is right around the corner and showing no signs of cooling down. 

Stephen Nelson sits down with Bleacher Report recruiting analyst Tyler Donohue to discuss the biggest surprises in recruiting. 

Who will finish with the top class for 2016? Check out the video, and let us know!

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Tyrie Cleveland Tweets Top 10: Which School Has Best Odds to Land 4-Star WR?

Tyrie Cleveland, another one of the 2016 class' rising stars from the Houston area, has narrowed his list of future destinations down to 10.

The 4-star wide receiver and former Texas A&M commit tweeted his top 10 Tuesday night. The list, which Cleveland said was in no particular order, includes four schools from his home state, four SEC programs, Arizona State and his hometown Cougars.

The No. 15 wide receiver and the No. 98 overall player in 247Sports' composite rankings, Cleveland caught 53 passes for 1,105 yards and 13 touchdowns last season as a junior. He is set to attend The Opening in Oregon later this summer.

He is teammates at Westfield High School with 5-star Houston commit Ed Oliver and 4-star quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole, whose recent top-eight list also included Houston, Florida, Texas A&M and Arizona State.

Which school from Cleveland's wide range of interests has the best odds of landing his signature on signing day? Here are five programs to watch.


1. Florida (2-1)

The Gators have made great strides with Cleveland since his decommitment from Texas A&M, and they look to have the best shot at landing the 6'2 ½" receiver.

According to 247Sports' Thomas Goldkamp, Cleveland has some ties to the program and is interested in returning to his former home state.

"I'm originally from Florida, so as a Gator, it ranks very high," Cleveland told Goldkamp during his visit to Gainesville last month. "I have a couple family members that like the Gators."

If Cleveland and Sterling-Cole decide to sign with the same college as a receiver-quarterback package deal, that gives the Gators an additional advantage. Florida needs a signal-caller in this 2016 class and is currently one of the front-runners for Sterling-Cole.

The Gators offense could use an injection of speed and skill, and Cleveland can offer that right away for new head coach Jim McElwain and his staff down in the Sunshine State.


2. TCU (2-1)

TCU might not be recruiting his teammate Sterling-Cole at quarterback, but the Horned Frogs are still big-time favorites.

According to an interview last month, TCU appears to be neck-and-neck with Florida at this point for Cleveland. 

"Their offenses, coaching style and performances on the field, great atmosphere and their fanbases are incredible," Cleveland told 247Sports' Taylor Hamm last month. "[TCU and Florida] are ones I'm looking at hard."

With their new explosive offense, TCU looks set to be a contender in the Big 12 and the College Football Playoff race for the next few seasons.

Of the teams leading the way for his commitment, the Horned Frogs give Cleveland the best chance of being part of a championship team from the start of his collegiate career.


3. Houston (4-1)

Although he's receiving offers from schools all over the country, there's a great chance Cleveland—and even Sterling-Cole—stay in Houston and sign with the Cougars.

Houston currently holds 36 percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions for Cleveland, tying Texas A&M for the lead. However, Texas A&M hasn't gotten a prediction since Cleveland's decommitment earlier this year.

New Houston head coach Tom Herman is making huge strides in recruiting the talent-rich local area. The Cougars have already landed a surprise commitment in Oliver, a 5-star defensive tackle whom 247Sports rated as the No. 14 overall player in the country.

"A major X-factor in this case is Corby Meekins, Cleveland's recruiting contact," Bleacher Report's Damon Sayles wrote in April. "The Houston tight ends coach is the old head coach at Westfield, so Cleveland knows him well."

Familiarity with the staff and location makes Houston a solid contender for Cleveland's signature and an excellent package deal of stars from Westfield.


4. Baylor (9-1)

As one of the fastest-rising teams in the race for Cleveland, Baylor has all the momentum to contend for his commitment.

The Bears were one of the last teams on Cleveland's list to offer him a scholarship, but their presence in his top 10 show they are very much in the hunt.

According to Goldkamp, Cleveland mentioned Baylor "repeatedly" during their interview and hopes to take a visit to Waco this summer.

Like TCU, Baylor's offense is a great fit for a player of Cleveland's size and speed, and Art Briles' team also has a chance to contend for titles in 2015 and beyond.


5. Texas A&M (9-1)

Cleveland has continued to say that he is still considering the Aggies even after he decommitted from them in April.

While the list he tweeted out is "in no specific order," it's still worth noting that Texas A&M was at No. 1.

Texas A&M is also recruiting Sterling-Cole, whose father played wide receiver for the Aggies, bringing a potential package deal back in play.

Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies have been successful with top receiving recruits in recent seasons, and Cleveland could be the next to join that trend in College Station. Even though he reversed his earlier pledge to the school, don't count out A&M—especially when it comes to in-state recruiting.


Recruiting information courtesy of ;247Sports.

Justin Ferguson is an on-call college football writer at Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @JFergusonBR.

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Notre Dame Fact or Fiction: Will the Irish Make the College Football Playoff?

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off an up-and-down 2014 season, which ended with a victorious bowl appearance. What does the 2015 season hold? 

Bleacher Report's College Football Analyst Adam Kramer was joined by Stephen Nelson as they played a game of fact or fiction. 

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Staff Raises Further Proof That Alabama Has Lane Kiffin at a Bargain

Call it a raise, call it a market adjustment or call it "the offseason," but June is the time where assistant coaches learn just how much they're worth for the upcoming football season. 

In Alabama's case, the assistants are worth quite a bit.

According to's Michael Casagrande, six of the Crimson Tide's seven returning assistants got extensions and raises approved. Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart jumped from $1.35 million to $1.5 million per year (thanks in part to the beefy contracts of John Chavis and Will Muschamp), offensive line coach Mario Cristobal jumped from $500,000 to $515,000 and new defensive backs coach Mel Tucker saw his new $500,000 deal finalized.

Who's the one assistant who didn't get a bump?

Oh, just the guy who helped set the program record for total offense in 2014 with 484.5 yards per game—offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

Kiffin's salary won't budge from last season's figure of $680,000. That's neither a big deal nor an indication of Kiffin's relationship with head coach Nick Saban or Alabama. 

As Casagrande notes, Kiffin is still being paid his buyout as head coach from USC, and whatever Alabama pays him will only cut away at what USC is paying him so long as his Alabama salary doesn't exceed his buyout figure. 

What. A. Bargain.

According to last year's USA Today assistant coaching salary database, that figure put Kiffin behind former Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder—who coordinated the worst defense in the conference (450.8 YPG), former Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper—who coordinated the SEC's third-worst offense (367.6 YPG) and wasn't retained by the new staff, and current LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele—who was a position coach on the same staff as Kiffin in 2014.

Not only is Alabama benefiting from Kiffin's USC buyout, but it isn't forced to give him market corrections based on success or the going rate of top-tier offensive coordinators.

Does Kiffin deserve some heat for what happened in the Allstate Sugar Bowl national semifinal loss to Ohio State?


It might have been a smart idea to run a little bit more in the second half, but the Blake Sims-Amari Cooper connection worked well all year, so why not try to keep it going on the game's biggest stage. Frankly, it'd have been much more helpful that night for Saban and Smart to figure out a way to slow down Ohio State's offense.

Kiffin is a lightning rod and will take the blame. But you can't deny just how good he was last year for the Tide. After all, why else would he be named a finalist for the Broyles Award given to the best assistant in college football?

He took a quarterback in Sims—who once played running back during his time in Tuscaloosa—and made him a bona fide weapon, essentially on the fly, as the season progressed.

He helped launch Cooper, who was already one of the best wide receivers in the country, into a Heisman Trophy finalist. That's an enormous leap for a wide receiver for the increasingly quarterback-driven award.

You might hear over the next few days or weeks that the absence of a raise for Kiffin is a sign that there's trouble in paradise or that Saban doesn't have faith in his second-year offensive coordinator. Don't be fooled by the noise.

Alabama is getting Kiffin at a bargain.


Quotes were obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. All stats are courtesy of unless otherwise noted, and all recruiting information is courtesy of 247Sports' composite rankings.

Barrett Sallee is the lead SEC college football writer and college football video analyst for Bleacher Report as well as a host on Bleacher Report Radio on Sirius 93, XM 208.

Follow Barrett on Twitter @BarrettSallee.

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Fact or Fiction: Answering the Most Burning Questions for the Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers are returning a solid team from last year, with a fantastic 2015 recruiting class and a possible Heisman contender in quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Stephen Nelson is joined by Bleacher Report College Football Analyst Adam Kramer to discuss the burning questions for Clemson heading into 2015. 

Will Deshaun Watson win the Heisman Trophy next season? Check out the video and let us know!

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College Football's Most Expensive Ticket Prices for 2015 Season

From massive TV deals all the way down to stadium souvenirs, college football is a big-money sport—and the cash flow seems to be increasing by the day.

One of the biggest examples of the lucrative world of college football can be found in ticket prices. Season and individual-game tickets for powerhouses sell out in minutes, and the resale marketplace explodes with activity months in advance.

With a couple of months to go before the start of the 2015 season, let's take a look at how much fans will have to spend in order to lock down tickets for some of the biggest games of the year.

These are the 10 most expensive 2015 regular season games in college football, ranked by the cheapest ticket currently available online from StubHub.

Secondary market prices will fluctuate in the coming weeks and months—more tickets are set to become available for some of these games. However, if fans want to go ahead and guarantee a seat at these matchups now, this is the bare minimum they will have to pay.

(Note: The Shamrock Series game between Boston College and Notre Dame at Fenway Park has been omitted from this list because of the small amount of tickets that have been released. The cheapest of the 33 tickets currently available online comes in at $1,005.60.)

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Fact or Fiction for Florida State Seminoles Heading into 2015 Season

The Florida State Seminoles finished last season as one of the four teams represented in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

What are their expectations for 2015?

Bleacher Report College Football Analyst Adam Kramer joined Stephen Nelson to play a game of "Fact or Fiction."

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Insider Buzz: Will Charlie Strong Turn Texas' 2016 Recruiting Class Around?

The Texas Longhorns are attempting to fight their way back to the top of the Big 12 and beyond, but they will have to turn it all around on the recruiting trail before that progress can begin. 

Watch as Stephen Nelson is joined by Bleacher Report Recruiting Analyst Tyler Donohue to discuss how Texas plans to save this 2016 class.

What kind of recruiting class can the Longhorns have? Check out the video and let us know! 

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SEC Football: Dark-Horse All-American Candidates for Every Team

By now, you've probably picked up at least one college football magazine and perused the preseason All-American lists to find the usual suspects listed on the first or second teams.

Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, Georgia running back Nick Chubb, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott are just a few of the stars who will undoubtedly be featured. 

But what fun is that?

It's college football, and it's unpredictable. Let's dig a little deeper for some dark-horse All-American candidates for every SEC team based on talent, scheme and opportunity.

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Which Team Has the Most Dominant Defense in College Football in 2015?

Defense wins championships. The defensive side of the ball affects the game drastically, and it can be the difference in some of the biggest games. 

Bleacher Report College Football Analysts Barrett Sallee and Adam Kramer debate who has the best defense in college football. 

Which team will have the best defense in 2015? Check out the video and let us know!

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Ammon Lakip, Clemson Kicker, Arrested: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip reportedly was arrested in early June in South Carolina and faces charges of cocaine possession and driving under the influence.  

Phil Kornblut of the Sports Talk Radio Network reports the incident occurred in Pickens County, and the charges are listed as first offenses against the Tigers starting kicker. It's also noted that no action has been taken publicly by the school in response to the situation.

TigerNet obtained the police report and provided further details about the June 6 incident from the arresting officer:

It should be noted that the vehicle was leaving an area of several bars at a time when bars are usually closing. As I watched the vehicle pass by I noticed that the driver had a fixed blank glassy glaze about his face and had the appearance of someone who may be under the influence. I began to follow the vehicle and observed as it drifted left several times as well as impede upon the boarded dotted line to its left.

After pulling over the car, the officer states Lakip had trouble following simple requests and was arrested after performing poorly in the field-sobriety tests. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a white powder consistent with cocaine.

The police report notes he was booked at Clemson city jail. Larry Williams of Rivals passed along the booking information regarding the case:

Lakip took over the starting kicking job for the Tigers last season. He converted on 21 of 28 field goals (75 percent) and made all but one of his 44 extra-point attempts.

His status with the program could now be a question mark. Redshirt freshman Alex Spence would likely be the next man up if Lakip is suspended or released from the program.


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Offseason Transfers, Dismissals That Will Have Biggest Impact on 2015 Season

This is the time of year college football coaches tend to dread. Spring practice is over. Their recruits are largely all on campus and preparing for the upcoming season through “voluntary” workouts, but they have little control over their teams. They aren’t allowed to have contact with their players, operating via proxy through strength coaches.

This is the time of year that the 3 a.m. phone call is feared the most. An arrest, a situation or something worse that alters their team’s composition negatively. There’s nothing they can do to control it except to offer sage words of advice for their players. However, an offseason dismissal or transfer can really change a season for the worse before it even begins. Here’s a look at the offseason events that will shape the 2015 season.

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Georgia Football: Incoming Freshmen Most Likely to Start This Season

Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs will bring in a top-10 recruiting class this fall (via 247Sports), and a handful of the new recruits will have a chance to play right away. For the most part, the Bulldogs are set with their starting positions, and it's unlikely a true freshman will break into the starting lineup when the Bulldogs open the season in September.

But there will be a time when a few of the young players will rise to the top of the depth chart due to injuries to veterans or their own progress during the season. But which freshmen have the best chance to do more than just be part of the rotation?

Here’s a look at the incoming freshmen likely to start this season.

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Texas Football: Incoming Freshmen Most Likely to Start This Season

It's pretty obvious that freshmen will be the bright spot for the Longhorns this season.

As 10 starters depart for either the NFL or a life after football, the nation's No. 9 class arrives to replenish the ranks. There will be a drop off in on-field production, but the trade-off is a tremendous group of talent that can be developed to carry this program into the future.

Before the season reaches its end, many of these players should see their first college action. The lack of returning talent almost demands it.

But who will start in his first year out of high school? Malik Jefferson and Connor Williams busted through this spring to fill spots that needed talents like theirs. Now, it's their classmates' turn to show Charlie Strong and the rest of this coaching staff that they're ready to go right away.

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Ohio State Football: 5 Recruits Urban Meyer Wishes He Had Landed

Ohio State is absolutely loaded with superstars for another title run in 2015, but imagine a parallel universe where guys such as Nick Chubb, Kendall Fuller and Myles Garrett are also suiting up in scarlet and gray this fall.

That possibility was almost a reality for the Buckeyes. 

Urban Meyer has shifted Ohio State's recruiting into a higher gear since taking over in 2012, signing the Big Ten's top class in each of his first four recruiting cycles in Columbus. But the Buckeyes have missed on some of their top targets during that span—guys who would have taken Ohio State's roster from "this is unfair" levels to "how is this even possible" status.

Which targets in particular? 

These five players would fill holes in Ohio State's two-deep, upgrade a particular unit or take away one of the opposition's biggest weapons.


Nick Chubb, Georgia Running Back

Ohio State is set at running back with Ezekiel Elliott, who will enter the season as a Heisman Trophy front-runner, but what if he was backed up by another Heisman contender in Georgia running back Nick Chubb?

The Buckeyes were in the thick of Chubb's recruitment two years ago. 

As a 5-star running back for the class of 2014, Chubb boasted offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Texas and a host of others. The Buckeyes were nearing the reality of life without Carlos Hyde in their backfield, so they were trying to build up their depth to complement the unproven Elliott.

Chubb was a Georgia lean throughout the entire process and committed to join Mark Richt eight months before signing day. He went on to have a fantastic freshman season for the Bulldogs, running for an incredible 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns filling in for the injured Todd Gurley.

Imagine that kind of playmaking ability coming off the bench to spell Elliott.

Meyer tried to make that happen. According to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionOhio State's head man advised Chubb to tell the Georgia coaches he was off the market.

“I remember Coach (Urban) Meyer from Ohio State told me to tell the Georgia coaches that I’m ‘all his.’ I just laughed," Chubb said, via Carvell. "He was just recruiting me, and he knew I was big on Georgia. And no, I never passed the message to the Georgia coaches.”


Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame Linebacker

With Darron Lee, Raekwon McMillan and Joshua Perry in the fold, Ohio State's linebacker unit should be one of the best in the Big Ten this year.

But if Meyer had landed Jaylon Smith back in 2013, the Buckeyes would likely have the best linebacker unit in the country. 

That's no slight toward Perry, who led Ohio State with 124 tackles in 2014. But pairing Smith with Ohio State's sophomore dynamos in Lee and McMillan would give the Buckeyes a younger, more athletic group for the middle of their defense. 

Smith emerged as one of Notre Dame's most disruptive defenders as a true sophomore last season, leading the team in tackles, solo tackles and tackles for loss. He earned second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik and Butkus awards.

But Smith committed to the Irish over the Buckeyes in June 2012, forcing Meyer to pursue heralded linebackers Mike Mitchell and Trey Johnson. Both eventually signed with Ohio State, but three years later, neither are suiting up for the Buckeyes. Mitchell transferred to Texas Tech to be closer to his ailing father, and Johnson walked away from football due to arthritis. 


Speedy Noil, Texas A&M Wide Receiver

Ohio State has spent the offseason searching for a replacement for Devin Smith, the blazing deep threat who led the country in average yards per reception by a wide margin in 2014.

That process would have been a lot easier had Meyer landed Speedy Noil for his '14 class.

True to his name, Noil is a speedy wideout for the Texas A&M Aggies, whom he chose over the Buckeyes before enrolling early for his freshman season last year. Boasting 4.4 speed, he thrived in Kevin Sumlin's system, hauling in 46 passes for 583 yards and five touchdowns. He consistently got behind defenses and made the tough catches—the two traits that made Devin Smith so special.

If Ohio State had earned his commitment, Meyer would have a wide receiver unit that features Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith along with Noil.

That's a whole lot of speed and playmaking ability to defend. 


Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech Cornerback

The loss of Doran Grant would be a lot easier to handle if Ohio State had Kendall Fuller in its secondary.

Rated a 5-star cornerback and the No. 17 overall recruit for the class of 2013, Fuller had offers from most of the major programs in the country, including Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. Ohio State was among his suitors, but Meyer couldn't pull him away from Virginia Tech, where he became an instant star. 

The Buckeyes saw firsthand how good he was last year, when the Hokies upset the Buckeyes 35-21 in the home opener. 

Now, instead of having Fuller anchor a secondary that also features 5-star safety Vonn Bell, Ohio State will have to figure out a way to overcome his otherworldly talents when it travels to Blacksburg, Virginia, to open the '15 season.


Myles Garrett, Texas A&M Defensive End

Ohio State already has one of the country's most dangerous pass-rushers in Joey Bosa, who became the first unanimous first-team All-American for Ohio State since James Laurinaitis in 2007. He was dominant for the Buckeyes last year, notching 13.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss—marks that ranked fifth nationally.

But how much more dangerous would Bosa be if he had an elite counterpunch like Myles Garrett on the other side of the line?

Garrett was the No. 2 overall recruit for the '14 class and the top-ranked weak-side defensive end who chose Texas A&M over Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State and others. He thrived for the Aggies as a true freshman last season, notching an impressive 11.5 sacks in just 12 games. 

Having that kind of pressure on the opposite side of Bosa would be next to impossible to block.

Garrett seriously considered the Buckeyes. The Arlington, Texas, native told Scout (h/t Bleacher Report's Tyler Donohue) that if he chose a college outside of the Lone Star State, Ohio State was at the top of his list.

"If I want to get away from home, that’s the best place to go," Garrett said of Ohio State.

The Buckeyes feel good about Tyquan Lewis, who emerged this spring and will likely start at weak-side defensive end. But Lewis doesn't have the upside or the pass-rushing ability that Garrett possesses. 


All recruiting rankings and information via 247Sports.

David Regimbal covers Ohio State football for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @davidreg412.

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Power Ranking Tennessee's 2015 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest

We still have to wait more than two months for Tennessee to take the field in what has to be the most highly anticipated football season in more than a decade on Rocky Top.

A schedule rife with stumbling blocks awaits, but a lot of the toughest games on the Vols' slate will be played in the friendly confines of Neyland Stadium. UT will try to make the venerable old stadium a terror for opponents once again.

Though the Vols rotate a defensively stingy Ole Miss team off the board, they welcome Arkansas to Knoxville just in time for the Razorbacks to be a trendy dark-horse pick to win the SEC West.

Oklahoma, Georgia and South Carolina also must travel to Neyland.

Road games against Florida and Missouri await, as does a trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium to take on the hated rival Alabama Crimson Tide. A Halloween jaunt up the interstate to play Kentucky also could be a trap for a team that must play difficult games before and afterward.

There are plenty of difficult games ahead, and it's hard rating which ones are going to be the toughest. But there's no fun in abstaining.

Taking into consideration where (and when) the games are played, what's expected in 2015 of the opponent and how the Vols match up, let's take a shot at ranking UT's opponents on this year's schedule.

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Recruiting Insider Buzz: Jim Harbaugh Can Lead Michigan to Top-3 Class in 2016

Michigan is looking to claw its way back to the top of the Big Ten, but the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh have quite the steep hill to climb. 

Stephen Nelson is joined by Bleacher Report Recruiting Analyst Tyler Donohue to discuss Michigan's recruiting class. 

How far can Jim Harbaugh take the Michigan Wolverines? Check out the video and let us know!

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UCLA Football: Recruiting Update and Other Musings for the Bruins

What a whirlwind last few weeks it's been for Jim Mora and the UCLA football program. 

Since the conclusion of the season, the program has been in the spotlight nationally on a number of fronts—and not always depicted in the best light. As a journalist, it's made for an interesting time. As a football coach and supporter of the program, there's been some shaky moments. 

However, some of those unfortunate events have recently found clarity. 

This piece will speak about the latest musings from within the program. This includes personnel news, a coaching update and a bizarre situation involving a prominent rap mogul. 

It will also speak about the recent influx of commitments UCLA has garnered recently. 


Welcome, Adrian Klemm and Soso Jamabo

UCLA got some very positive news with the reinstatement of offensive line coach Adrian Klemm and the enrollment of elite running back talent Soso Jamabo. 

As has been reported, Klemm was serving a suspension over alleged NCAA recruiting violations. This three-month suspension was recently lifted, and it enabled Klemm to return to his acting duties as a coach. 

This is significant on many levels. Obviously, Klemm will now be able to work with his personnel. UCLA had an amalgam of coaches and graduate assistants handling Klemm's duties in his absence. 

Perhaps most importantly, Klemm is now able to recruit—something he does exceptionally well. 

The enrollment of Jamabo is also a major boon for the Bruins. After battling multiple legal issues in April, Jamabo joined his fellow freshmen on campus this past Sunday. 

The Texas native should instantly impact UCLA's depth chart at the skill positions. His versatility enables him to be lined up at multiple spots across the field. 


A Look at the Recent Commitments

In the last few weeks, UCLA has garnered the pledges of five high school prospects. 

High school teammates Marcus Moore and Jalen Starks both committed to the Bruins within days of each other. 

Starks is one of the top fullback prospects in the country—and is exactly the type of big back running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu loves. Not only can he carry the ball and block, but he can also catch passes out of backfield well. 

Moore is a tough, physical player. He plays with a tremendous motor along the defensive front. Although a bit undersized, he figures to potentially put on enough weight to play as a 3-4 defensive end—or even move inside to tackle down the line. 4-star athlete Dymond Lee chose UCLA over a host of schools—including Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Nebraska and Washington. 

Although regarded as a wide receiver by virtually every publication, Lee will enter UCLA initially as a quarterback. He joins Matt Lynch as the second signal-caller within the Bruins' class. It will be interesting to see which position he'll ultimately perform at once he gets on campus. 

The last two recent commitments both hail from the special teams department. 

Kicker JJ Molson out of Montreal committed to UCLA last week. Ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the country by Chris Sailer Kicking, he has a powerful leg. Interestingly enough, his family owns Molson Brewery and the Montreal Canadiens. 

Not to be outdone, UCLA also secured a commitment from the No. 2 punter in the class of 2016 in Bailey Raborn out of Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Molson and Raborn add to an already impressive special teams haul for UCLA—whom also has a pledge from the No. 1 long snapper in the country in Johnny Den Bleyker. 

The commitments of the aforementioned three are significant. Starting kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn, starting long snapper Christopher Longo and starting punter Matt Mengel will all graduate after this year.

As a result, the high school troika mentioned above will all likely start as true freshmen in 2016. 


The P. Diddy Saga

In case you were living under a rock, famed rapper Sean Combs (also known as Diddy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and a host of other monikers) was arrested on UCLA's campus Monday afternoon for allegedly getting into an altercation with UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi. was the first to report on the ordeal, which is detailed here. Combs was arrested on these charges, courtesy of UCPD. 

Suffice it to say, it's a strange situation all the way around. Combs' son—Justin—is a defensive back on the team. There's no telling what fallout will come. 

At this point, everyone is in a wait-and-see mode. 

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