Though the Trojans might benefit if Florida State releases the star 2013 linebacker from his letter of intent, they know what kind of moral dilemma FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is facing.
Four-star linebacker Otaro Alaka, a Texas Longhorns commit, is relieved to have his recruitment over. But that doesn't mean he's going to stop improving -- on an off the field.
Despite 35 ex-Bulldogs on active NFL rosters in 2012, Georgia hopes to finally end an eight-year drought since a Dawg defender became a first-round pick.
An up-and-down sophomore season and competition from Anthony Sarao could have made Lamar Dawson fold. But the junior middle linebacker rose to the challenge this spring.
Following in the footsteps of Ronnie Lott and Matt Grootegoed, freshman safety Leon McQuay III is learning fast and making a big impact.
Even though he was sidelined for the season in the second game, redshirt freshman linebacker Nyeem Wartman gave a glimpse into a bright future.l
A year ago, Telvin Smith shared the middle linebacker spot with Vince Williams. Now the job belongs only to Smith, and he wouldn't have it any other way.
New linebackers coach Mike Ekeler is learning the Trojans' new 5-2 defensive alignment while he's fitting into a new program.
Georgia didn't know what it had when it signed James DeLoach. After his performance in 2012, and his strong spring thus far, the Bulldogs might just have their strongside linebacker.
While he admits the middle of his defense has some holes to fill, UF coach Will Muschamp and his staff are quite focused this spring on strengthening the Gators at linebacker, safety and cornerback, and then some.
Florida coach Will Muschamp expects a smooth transition at the running back position, even though the Gators lost 1,000-yard workhorse Mike Gillislee.
Linebacker Jelani Jenkins' 40-yard-dash time at Florida's pro day wasn't as important as showing he has recovered from a broken bone in his right foot.
There wasn't much on the stat sheet from USC fullbacks last season. For the Trojans to be more successful in 2013, sophomores Soma Vainuku and Jahleel Pinner need to be seen more.
Junior linebacker Hayes Pullard is looking forward to playing a more aggressive defensive style under new coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
Florida's stars will be counted on to perform next fall, but the team will need contributions from everywhere in order to compete. Here are some under-the-radar candidates who will need to shine.
There are holes on the Ohio State Buckeyes' depth chart for spring practice, but the biggest in coach Urban Meyer's mind is in leadership.