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Recruiting Rumor Mill: Visits warmth up as Early Signing Interval nears


One other weekend of visits means one other massive weekend of stories and rumors from the recruiting path. Right here’s the newest on this week’s Recruiting Rumor Mill.

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Florida State is the latest supply for the 2024 cornerback from Naples, Fla., and he cherished what he noticed in Tallahassee over the weekend. Not solely was it a terrific atmosphere and a giant win for the Seminoles however Bouzi cherished speaking with coach Mike Norvell and he hit it off with place coach Marcus Woodson. If FSU wins out for Bouzi, it could possibly be due to his relationship with Woodson. Louisville can be a serious participant early on as Bouzi and assistant Mark Ivey are tight.

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Texas has been the dream college for the 2025 defensive finish from Katy (Texas) Partow and the Longhorns provided in current days. It was referred to as a “nice alternative” and a “nice wakeup name for me to start out working more durable and getting higher.” Brooks is already seeking to see when he can go to Austin. Missouri provided in current days as effectively.

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May Clemson be in retailer for a Thanksgiving dedication? The three-star receiver from Greenville, S.C. (lower than an hour from campus) landed a proposal from the Tigers on Nov 12 and now he’s set his dedication for Thursday. Minnesota was one other program to look at in his recruitment and he visited with the Gophers through the summer time however the Tigers have emerged because the front-runner heading into his determination. Whichever program will get him, Brown is a steal after catching 45 passes for 793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

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Oklahoma is totally a staff to look at for the Miami (Okla.) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive again however the Sooners will not be the one high staff for Dolby, who’s as much as 30 gives now. Washington, Arkansas and Houston are the three different applications to look at in his recruitment because it continues to remain busy. A go to to Oklahoma State this weekend might transfer the Cowboys method up in his recruitment as effectively.

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Arkansas made a giant impression on the 2024 excessive three-star quarterback throughout a current go to the place he was taken to a basketball recreation Friday, had the gameday expertise on Saturday after which got here again for an prolonged go to on Sunday as effectively. The Razorbacks did the whole lot doable to impress the Cell (Ala.) Baker standout however his recruitment is exploding with new curiosity from Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Duke, Louisville and others.

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A return journey to South Carolina made an enormous impression on the 2024 four-star linebacker from Marietta (Ga.) Walton not solely because the Gamecocks posted 63 factors towards Tennessee in an enormous upset win however Gregory additionally cherished the defensive efficiency. The Gamecocks are positively a serious contender together with Tennessee, Arkansas, Clemson and Auburn being early standouts as effectively.

“One-hundred % no doubt I noticed how they struggle and don’t cease preventing till the clock hits zero,” Gregory mentioned of the Gamecocks.

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One of many hottest prospects nationally that has emerged in current weeks is the 2024 defensive finish from Tucker, Ga., who has landed Georgia, Indiana, Ole Miss and Texas A&M gives in the previous few days. Many extra faculties are displaying curiosity within the 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect and he landed his latest supply from Clemson over the weekend. North Carolina and Wake Forest may not be too far behind.

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The 2024 athlete from Swainsboro, Ga., has seen his recruitment take off in current weeks with Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina and others providing as he’s rushed for practically 1,000 yards with 14 touchdowns and likewise caught 5 TDs as effectively to this point this season. Many extra are getting within the combine as effectively since Auburn, Appalachian State, Duke, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Memphis, UCF and Boston College have reached out and Jones only in the near past heard from Alabama tight ends coach Joe Cox.

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After backing off his pledge to Toledo in current days, the Lakeland, Fla., security is listening to from Georgia Tech and FIU with Indiana, Louisville and Memphis hitting him up as effectively. There are quite a few Lakeland teammates who’re heading to Energy 5 applications so McKinley might see his recruitment take off within the coming weeks.

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The sensation after some massive visits is that Georgia is the largest menace to flip the four-star receiver from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco though Moore additionally cherished his journey to Texas not too long ago. Moore has been dedicated to Louisville since late Could however the Bulldogs are carrying plenty of weight in his considering – particularly together with his former coach in Las Vegas now a staffer there – and so that is one to look at.

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Texas is unquestionably a program to look at for the Cypress (Texas) Cy-Honest quarterback who has thrown for two,840 yards with 34 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in his junior season however this previous weekend Owens was at Baylor and completely cherished the atmosphere and referred to as it a “surreal expertise.” What struck Owens essentially the most was a message that got here from coach Dave Aranda to look at sure conditions and the way nice all of the Baylor teammates are to one another and it might have a giant affect on Owens when he’s prepared to call favorites.

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Regardless that he’s a 2025 four-star quarterback with tons of time left in his recruitment, Picarella has already developed a terrific relationship with LSU place coach Joe Sloan and that would go a good distance in his recruitment. Picarella and Sloan speak soccer, college and household and so the bond is getting a lot deeper. To this point, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas and Oklahoma State look finest however the Madison (Miss.) St. Joseph Catholic standout is taking his time after being in Baton Rouge once more Saturday night time.

“It was a chilly, wet night time however I really like that place,” Picarella mentioned.

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The 2025 four-star linebacker from San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) San Juan Hills cherished the environment at Oklahoma and thought it was “particular” for Bedlam however much more vital to Port are the relationships he’s constructing with the Sooners’ employees from coach Brent Venables on down. These are going to be essential as Port works by his early recruitment because it’s a giant deal as he inches nearer to a listing of favorites. To this point, visits to Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan and BYU have stood out most.

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A shock go to to Oregon has positively made issues extra attention-grabbing in Proctor’s recruitment particularly since sources say the five-star Iowa offensive sort out commit had a good time in Eugene – and so did his mom, who cherished the presentation from the teaching employees. One other go to elsewhere is definitely doable as Proctor seems to be in any respect of his choices however even nonetheless Iowa ought to nonetheless like the place it stands in his recruitment.

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Oklahoma has already been one of many front-runners for the 2024 excessive four-star defensive sort out from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy and one cause is as a result of he’s initially from the state. This previous weekend Stone was at Bedlam and mentioned he had “the very best time of my life.” The Sooners are positively a serious contender in Stone’s recruitment however others are pushing onerous as effectively together with Michigan State, Miami, Florida, Wisconsin and others.

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The excessive four-star defensive finish from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco is now planning to go to Georgia and it needs to be this weekend for the Georgia Tech recreation if not someday in December earlier than the early signing interval. Communication has ramped up between the 2 sides and Uiagalelei has an amazing quantity of respect for the Dawgs protection. Ohio State nonetheless seems to be finest with Oregon lingering however an excellent go to to Athens might change issues.

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If Lane Kiffin stays at Ole Miss (and doesn’t take the Auburn job), then the Rebels have to like their place with the 2024 four-star quarterback from Little Rock (Ark.) Little Rock Christian. White took one other go to to Oxford not too long ago, cherished the environment for the Alabama recreation and his consolation stage with the coaches is at a really excessive stage. A dedication may not come till February or March however Ole Miss is wanting robust.

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