Jim Masilak, Commercial Appeal: The nation's No. 1 ranked junior college recruit and football savior-in-waiting is from Memphis, but he's headed to Arizona (registration).
Jill Painter, L.A. Daily News: UCLA's Maurice Drew honored a wish made by his late grandfather that he leave college early and turn pro.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's new defensive coordinator is only 29, but Justin Wilcox is considered a rising star in the coaching profession.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: Kyle Bronson, who as a freshman kicker had the second-best season in South Florida history, is likely leaving the team because he hasn't been awarded a scholarship.
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: There are five coaching openings on the Miami staff. An alarming number. But don't expect any of the positions to be filled for at least a week (registration).
Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is reeling in recruits, and it appears the Iowa coach is no longer on the radar of the Houston Texans (subscription, so story is in comments).
Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia's leading receiver, Leonard Pope, has signed with an agent, meaning he won't be back for his senior season (registration).
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse assistant Major Applewhite, the former Texas quarterback who used to bail out Chris Simms, is headed back to the Lone Star State. He is Rice's new offensive coordinator.
Otis Kirk, Northwest Arkansas Times: Score one for Arkansas in the unpredictable world of recruiting. Ben Cleveland, a tight end from Springdale, switched his commitment from Florida to Arkansas.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Matt Gutierrez, who was slated to be Michigan's starting quarterback in 2004 until he got injured, has transferred to Division I-AA Idaho State.
Randy King, Roanoke Times: Now that Marcus Vick is gone, who will become Virginia Tech's quarterback?