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Kemore Gamble Commits to Miami: What 4-Star WR Brings to Hurricanes

Miami continues to maintain momentum on the recruiting trail, adding an eighth commitment to its impressive 2017 class Wednesday afternoon.

The Hurricanes, holding 22 pledges in the 2016 cycle, landed local wide receiver Kemore Gamble, according to Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post. He is the second rising high school junior to join the group in two days, following a Tuesday announcement from Tampa tight end Tre' McKitty.

Gamble, a 4-star prospect from Miami Southridge High School, attended camp at the university earlier this month. Miami was the first college program to extend a scholarship offer in his direction.

Interest increased rapidly this spring, with offers arriving from Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia and Louisville.

He is the second high-profile offensive weapon Miami head coach Al Golden has landed early in the 2017 recruiting cycle, joining fellow 4-star stud and dynamic running back Robert Burns.

The Hurricanes add an athlete who appears primed for a breakout junior campaign. He recently transferred from Coral Gables High School to Southridge, joining forces with 2016 Miami wide receiver target Freddie Pinder.

Gamble, a 6'3", 200-pound playmaker, caught just 15 passes in limited opportunities as a sophomore. Porter notes he turned those receptions into 187 yards and three touchdowns.

He cruises downfield with long strides, gaining separation in space by using elite length and desirable physicality. Gamble doesn't have a lot of experience running various routes consistently during games, so that's a part of his approach that warrants monitoring as he progresses.

Gamble fits in well as a yet another tall pass-catcher headed to Miami. He is one of five wide receivers currently committed to the Hurricanes and the first from his class.

Golden claims top-five classes in both the 2016 and 2017 recruiting cycles, with 30 total commitments between the two groups. Gamble pushes the 2017 haul to second overall nationally in 247Sports' composite rankings.


Recruit ratings courtesy of 247Sports.

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Watch Most-Offered 2016 Recruit Parker Boudreaux Announce Top 5

Parker Boudreaux, a 4-star offensive guard, per 247Sports, has over 70 offers on the table from some of the biggest schools in the country. 

Boudreaux sat down with Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson to announce his top five schools. 

Where will Boudreaux land? Check out the video and let us know! 

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Dream Scenarios for Every 2015-16 College Football Bowl Matchup

The college football offseason is far too long from a fan's perspective, lasting longer than the season itself and consisting of only minor distractions and time-wasters. Once the summer comes along, we've been away from the real thing for so long it's like living in a fever dream.

These last few weeks before training camp are when hope and expectation work overtime to push reality to the side. Anything is possible, and darn it if we don't think it's leaning closer to probable.

Bowl organizers can get swept up in this wave of optimism as well, cooking up dream matchups for their games that will make for great TV and even greater ticket sales. The likelihood of most of these happening is slim, but that's not really taken into consideration at this point.

Using the preexisting conference tie-ins and other agreements in place, we've made our own dream matchups for every 2015-16 bowl game.

These were selected similarly to how the real bowl pairings will be made, starting with the ones filled by the College Football Playoff and then filtering down to the lower-tier games featuring non-power opponents. This means some matchups aren't going to be particularly enticing from an overall perspective, but they're the best available at that point.

This list does not include the newly approved Arizona Bowl, as bowl organizers aren't certain it will happen in 2015, and it's the only one of the 41 games without a set date or time.

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Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Leap into Top 10 with Commitment of 4-Star Ben Bredeson

Ben Bredeson, a 4-star offensive tackle according to 247Sports, has committed to the University of Michigan. Bredeson's commitment launches Michigan into 247Sports' top-10 recruiting ranks. 

Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson was joined by 247Sports' Steve Lorenz to discuss the big Wolverine addition. 

Will Michigan remain in the top 10? Check out the video and let us know! 

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Every Top 25 Team's Must-Win Game of 2015 College Football Season

Sure, college football's coaches and players might call every game a "must-win." It's one of the biggest go-to cliches in sports.

But that doesn't mean it's completely true. Instead, when the schedules are finalized and the rosters are set, every team has that one game that it just has to win in order to keep its dreams alive.

Here is the biggest must-win game for every team in Bleacher Report's latest preseason top 25. These games were determined by the matchup's potential implications, placement on the schedule and amount of damage a loss could do to the team's conference and national title chances.

These aren't necessarily the biggest games on a given team's schedule, even though several of them are. They are the ones that can make or break a season the most.

Agree with the must-win selection for your team? Have any other suggestions? Share them in the comments below.

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Jim Harbaugh's Impressive Recruiting Haul Just Getting Started at Michigan

Jim Harbaugh remains nearly three months shy of his debut as Michigan head coach, but he's already helped to send a frustrating 2014 Wolverines season into the rear-view mirror.

College football programs that finish the fall at 5-7 aren't supposed to thrive on the recruiting trail. That sentiment held true for nearly the first four months of Harbaugh's tenure in Ann Arbor. The former Michigan quarterback and his coaching staff didn't land a single 2016 prospect until April.

Then, in head-turning fashion, the Wolverines caught fire.

Despite starting his tenure with a 14-week commitment drought in the cycle, Harbaugh has since served notice to the college football universe. The Wolverines, now up to 10 pledges in June alone, are surging and currently sit at ninth in 247Sports' national composite rankings.

Embrace the craziness folks—Harbaugh is already making a major impact in his return to college football. 

The 51-year-old, called "the LeBron James of coaching" by a blue-chip recruit within a week of his hiring, is ruffling feathers on the recruiting trail and getting the job done. When his satellite camps—held in seven different states—were called into question by SEC coaches, Harbaugh didn't blink.

"In my America, you're allowed to cross state borders," he told George Schroeder of USA Today. "That's the America I know."

He crossed a state border on Wednesday, securing a commitment from coveted Wisconsin offensive lineman Ben Bredeson. The 6'5", 293-pound blocker, rated fourth nationally among players at the position, chose Michigan over the in-state Badgers and Notre Dame:

Bredeson becomes the highest-rated 2016 Wolverines pledge and the ninth pickup this month. Following its initial 14-week lull, Michigan's new regime has reeled in 13 rising high school seniors since April.

The haul features another pair of high-profile offensive linemen in Detroit's Michael Onwenu and Illinois tackle Erik Swenson.

Bredeson was joined a few hours later by Florida defensive back Josh Metellus, who also announced his decision on Twitter:

Michigan received a significant boost in early April, when 4-star Indiana quarterback Brandon Peters joined the class.

"I'll definitely be putting in a good word for Michigan with the other recruits and just work to sell the program," Peters told Bleacher Report at the time.

The 6'5", 205-pound passer gained a potential backfield partner five days later when local 4-star running back Matthew Falcon announced his intentions. The dynamic in-state rusher believes Michigan will make significant strides in a hurry under Harbaugh.

"They’re doing big things. They’re on the rebuilding path to get Michigan back to where it once was," he told Bleacher Report.

A bevy of commitments have followed, further highlighted by Indianapolis running back/wide receiver Chris Evans and Florida cornerback Antwaine Richardson.

Michigan, which now boasts the third-ranked class in the Big Ten Conference, may just be getting started.

Future recruiting endeavors center on several top-tier players, including No. 1 overall 2016 prospect Rashan Gary. It may come down to Michigan versus several SEC powerhouses for his pledge, and the Wolverines employ his former high school coach in Gary Partridge.

"Michigan is going to do great things in a couple years," he told Bleacher Report. "You may not see it this season, but Michigan will be an up-and-rising program soon."

Gary, a New Jersey native, is among a group of mid-Atlantic standouts seriously considering a collegiate career in Ann Arbor. Maryland offensive lineman Terrance Davis, Pennsylvania tight end Naseir Upshur and New Jersey wide receiver/defensive back Ahmir Mitchell are each considered strong candidates to land with the Wolverines on national signing day.

“(Harbaugh is) a great recruiter," Mitchell told Bleacher Report. "He’s very hands-on and doesn’t like other people doing things for him. He was with us the entire visit. It was a lot of fun checking out campus, talking and spending so much time with a coach who has such a high reputation.”

Other primary possibilities include 5-star California linebacker Caleb Kelly, 4-star Kansas defensive end Xavier Kelly and dynamic New Jersey wide receiver Brad Hawkins.

The floodgates have finally opened for Harbaugh on the recruiting trail, but this party is just getting started. Michigan is primed for a scintillating summer, and a strong start to the season should set up the Wolverines to challenge for a top-five class in this cycle.

If you thought folks at Michigan were excited when the former San Francisco 49ers head coach returned to his alma mater, stay tuned for what lies ahead.

A foundation for a new and promising future is being laid piece by piece, commitment by commitment.


Quotes obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report National Recruiting Analyst Tyler Donohue unless otherwise noted.

Recruit information courtesy of 247Sports.

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