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Wide-receiver James Johnson left
the Georgia Tech team before Spring Ball began this year. This is the second
time in his career that he has quit the Yellow Jackets. The last time this occurred,
Head Coach Paul Johnson talked him into returning to the team.
Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel,
Michael Brewster, and Company did a great job in 2008 of pulling two highly
recruited players out of Miami
School. The BrutusReport.com 2008 Football Recruiting
has Krop Cornerback Travis Howard and Middle Linebacker Etienne Sabino both
rated as 4 star prospects. But does that necessarily mean that they will
continue to get recruits from one of the hottest high schools in South Florida with the University of Miami (FL) staking
their claim once again on the area?
Speculation had been around for
many months that Ohio State recruit and one of the best running backs in
the country Devoe Torrence had been involved in sexual misconduct with former Massillon classmates.
The BrutusReport.com had Torrence
listed as an Ohio
State verbal for months
along with all of the other recruiting websites and services. But when he did
not visit for an official visit to campus like all committed scholarship
athletes eventually do, it was obvious that Torrence would not be a part of the
Buckeye’s 2008 class. His scholarship had been pulled for off-the-field issues.
So the NBA is about potential and not necessarily college performance. But as Pete Quint on the BrutusReport.com
commented, Ohio State has taken a step back since Cook, Greg Oden, and Mike Conley Js have departed for the NBA.
If an alumni businessman wants to gift
a university with no stadium like Minnesota,
you would take the money right? Well
four years ago the Gophers turned down a $35 million donation and kept playing
in the Metrodome where they had no home field advantage at all.
It turns out Kelvin Sampson had one extra recruiting trick
up his sleeve. In addition to illegal phone calls from himself and his
assistants, Sampson offered prospects a letter of intent that allowed them to
bail if things went bad at Indiana
The current situation at Indiana, where
Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson has been placed on a game-by-game tight
rope while the university determines how to handle the media blitz surrounding
violations by the coach and one of his assistants, is an overreaction to a
situation that was sure to surface.