SEC EAST: South Carolina Leads Recruiting for 2012
Below are the number of verbal commits through July 31, 2011 for the 2012 signing class:
1) South Carolina Gamecocks 18
2) Florida Gators 15
3) Kentucky Wildcats 13
4) Georgia Bulldogs 12
5) Vanderbilt Commodores 12
6) Tennessee Volunteers 12
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Impact Freshman: SEC East
Isaiah Crowell, RB: He arrives in Athens with a ton of hype. Georgia has yet to find its feature back and Crowell has all the talent to be that player. Some think he could start by the midpoint of the season. He was the nation’s top running back and in 2010 he rushed for 1,721 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR: Mitchell played both sides of the ball in high school, but Georgia’s staff really likes what he could do at receiver. He’s a tremendous athlete and will get a chance to earn playing time for the fall, especially with some unproven receivers already on Georgia’s roster.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE: Clowney will enter preseason camp with a mound of expectations. He was the country’s top high school player last year, and even though there is a lot of talent on South Carolina’s defensive line, it will be hard to keep him off the field with his freakish ability. He recorded 162 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six recovered fumbles and scored five touchdowns last fall.
Kentucky Loses Two Defensive Lineman
UK confirmed to The Lexington Herald-Leader last night that defensive end Nermin Delic and defensive tackle Brice Laughlin are no longer Wildcats.
Delic played in eight games last season, but he has decided to quit football altogether. Laughlin redshirted last season, but he is not academically eligible and has not enrolled for UK’s fall semester.
Delic was a three-star signee out of Dalton, Georgia. Laughlin was a three-star prospect from Summerville, South Carolina.
RECRUITING: Kentucky Picks Up Cornerback
INDY STAR- The opportunity to fulfill a dream of playing Southeastern Conference football was too good for Jonathan Reed to pass up.
The 5-10, 180-pound Pike High School cornerback committed to Kentucky a week after receiving a scholarship offer from the school.
He also had offers from Bowling Green, Marshall, Temple, Toledo and Western Michigan.
RECRUITING: Atlanta Twins Pick Kentucky
LEX 18- Zack and Daron Blaylock of Marietta, GA gave a verbal to Kentucky late tonight. They wanted to go to the same school and had offers from Duke, Maryland, Louisville.
Zack Blaylock is 5'11", 180 lbs and played safety.
Daron Blaylock is 6'0, 218 lbs and played safety.
RECRUITING: Gators Lead SEC East with Commitments 5-24-11
Approaching Memorial Day Weekend, the Florida Gators are leading with commitments for the SEC East:
Florida Gators 10
Georgia Bulldogs 6
Vandy Commodores 6
South Carolina Gamecocks 5
Kentucky Wildcats 3
Tennessee Volunteers 2
Can Joker Get it Done in Year 2 for the Cats?
HERALD-LEADER- A lot of questions to be answered about Kentucky football. With a new defensive coordinator, and a whole lot of playmakers gone, the big question is can the Cats win?
Joker Phillip in Ethiopia
UK ATHLETICS- Joker Phillips has a couple of players with him in Ethiopia, Africa teaching the game of football and doing community service...
Coach Phillips is posting pictures on Facebook.
Can Kentucky Take it To the Next Level?
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RECRUITING UPDATE: SEC EAST EARLY MAY
SEC SPORTS REPORT-- SEC East verbal commitments through early May:
South Carolina 3
RECRUITING: UGA Picks Up Big Recruit--Leonard Floyd 12:54 pmSEC SPORTS REPORT-
6'4" 215 Lbs Defensive End from Eastman, Georgia. Had offers from Bama, S Carolina, Florida, Miss State
Kentucky Spring Game Attendance 4,000ESPN
-QB Morgan Newton threw for 256 yds, 3 TDs--More stats, click link
Kentucky in Final Four
John Calipari has brought the Kentucky faithful back to the Final Four. And this time, the team comes in with no real big names but along the way knocking off Ohio State and North Carolina.
Go Big Blue!!
NCAA Tourney---Sweet Sixteen
Florida vs BYU 3-24 7:27 pm
Kentucky vs Ohio State 3-25 9:45 pm
Click on Blue Link to see full brackets
Kentucky Beats Florida for SEC Championship....
SEC Sending 5 East Teams to the Big Dance.....Kentucky, Florida, Vandy, Tennessee and Georgia....
Click on Blue Link for brackets
SEC Bowl Games
Ten SEC teams will play in postseason bowl games.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27– FINAL
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Georgia 6 Central Florida 10 FINAL
Chick-fil-A Bowl – South Carolina 17 Florida State 26 FINAL– ESPN
Outback Bowl - Florida 37 Penn State 24 FINAL
Gator Bowl– Michigan 14 Mississippi State 52 FINAL--
Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 FINAL--
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Arkansas 26. Ohio State 31 final
AT&T Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 24 LSU 41 final
BBVA Compass Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky – Noon ET, ESPN (Pitt favored by 3 points)
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game – Oregon vs. Auburn -8:30 pm ET, ESPN (Auburn Tigers favored by 3 points)
Southern Temperatures Scorching Players for Two a Days
Current Temperatures 5:58 pm Eastern Time
Tuscaloosa, AL 102*, Starkville, MS 100*,Columbia, SC 96*,
Fayetteville, AR 95*, Athens, GA 94*,Auburn, AL 93*
Oxford, MS 91*, Lexington, KY 91*,Baton Rouge, LA 86*
Gainesville, FL 85*, Knoxville, TN 84*,Nashville, TN 75*
Athlon Sports SEC Football Predictions 2010
SEC EAST SEC WEST
1) Florida 1) Alabama
2) Georgia 2) Arkansas
3) South Carolina 3) Auburn
4) Tennessee 4) LSU
5) Kentucky 5) Ole Miss
6) Vanderbilt 6) Mississippi State
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New Era With Joker Phillips at KentuckyESPN
- Joker Phillips believes he inherited a program where things were done the right way. Next item is continuing to build the Wildcats to take it one step higher...
Emerging SEC Quarterbacks for 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
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SATURDAY NIGHT--KENTUCKY 66 WEST VIRGINIA 72 finalSEC SPORTS REPORT
- The Wildcats went ice cold on three pointers shooting 12% (4 for 32). The Cats abandoned the inside game; a strategy that worked for an entire season. For the majority of the second half, Kentucky was down by double digits and the last three minutes was a free shooting clinic put on by the Mountaineers...
Kentucky vs Cinderalla Team in Sweet 16
THE SPORTS NETWORK- #1 Kentucky has the honor of going up against a Cinderella team like Cornell who is the #12 seed and a belief they can beat anybody...
Tony Barnhardt Top 5 Questions about SEC EastAJC-
Mr. College Football Tony Barnhardt answers 5 big questions about the SEC East in the Spring of 2010...
Kentucky Wildcat John Wall Named Freshman of the YearSEC SPORTS-
Kentucky guard John Wall was a unanimous choice for Freshman of the Year. Averaging 16.8 points, 6.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game...
ESPN Breaks Down the SEC Running Backs 2010ESPN-
Chris Low breaks down the top running backs in the SEC for 2010...
Kentucky Kills East Tennessee State 100-71AP
-Kentucky dominated East Tennessee State from the beginning of the game with Eric Bledsoe lighting it up from the three point line with 29 points...
Kentucky Basketball in March Madness--Inside LookSEC SPORTS REPORT
- SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks with Carter Hooks about Kentucky Basketball and their chances of taking it to the Final Four for March Madness.....
MARCH MADNESS BracketESPN-
The SEC has two teams left and we're down to the Sweet 16. Kentucky is dominating everybody and Tennessee has proven they can beat anybody on any given day...
Kentucky Wildcats are SEC Basketball ChampionsESPN
-It wasn’t easy but Kentucky proved once again they are the Champs of SEC basketball...
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament ScheduleESPN
- Its March Madness. We found the brackets listed for you so you can pick a winner.
Holgate Signs With Football Speakers GroupSEC SPORTS REPORT
-Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers
as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
POLL: Who Will Win the SEC East in Football in 2010?SEC SPORTS REPORT
- Fan feedback. Tell us who you think will win SEC football in the East in 2010...
SEC East Breakdown 2010 SchedulesSCOUT
- See who has the toughest schedule in the East, best case record for 2010 and worst case scenario....
National Signing Day 2010SEC SPORTS REPORT
- SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks with WRIX-FM Upstate South Carolina Radio guy Ron Scarborough about National Signing Day...