Monday, January 16, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Low, Tennessean: Tennessee is headed for its lowest-rated recruiting class since Phillip Fulmer took over in 1993.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune-Herald: This is regarded as a banner year for prep quarterbacks in talent-rich Texas.

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Having former players in the NFL playoffs pays dividends. Just ask Georgia (registration).

Suzannah Gonzales and Dick Stanley, Austin American-Statesman: Texas fans are buying anything they can get their hands on that says "national championship." (registration).

Charles Durrenberger: Arizona Daily Star: Arizona has several high-profile prospects coming in for visits and hopes to finish its recruiting efforts with a bang.

Phil Kornbult, Columbia State: South Carolina had a huge haul of commitments over the weekend and took a big step toward filling its list of needs.

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: Safety Darnell Bing is leaving a year early, becoming the fifth junior to depart USC.

Bob Wieneke, South Bend Tribune: Sam Young, an offensive line recruit from Fort Lauderdale, will decide between Notre Dame and USC.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska appears to have landed 6-foot-6 receiver Will Henry.

Jim Henry and Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State received an oral commitment from defensive end Kevin McNeil.

John Allen, Commercial Appeal: With Vince Young in the mix, NFL teams might have to rethink their draft strategy (registration).

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