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  1. Where Lions rated in high school: Defense

    Michael Rothstein

    Recruiting has been deemed a completely inexact proposition seemingly forever. Guys who are highly rated don't pan out. Guys who were walk-ons turn into NFL players and, sometimes, stars. So as teams across the country sign players Wednesday, here...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  2. Where Lions rated in high school: Offense

    Michael Rothstein

    Recruiting has been deemed a completely inexact proposition seemingly forever. Guys who are highly rated don't pan out. Guys who were walk-ons turn into NFL players and, sometimes, stars. So as teams across the country sign players Wednesday, here...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. Morning Roar: Three in ESPN top 300

    Michael Rothstein

    Good morning (from New York!) and ROOOAAARRR!!!! My fine colleagues over on the recruiting side of things at ESPN.com put together a pretty interesting list Wednesday looking back at all of the recruiting classes since 2006 in college. From tho...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  4. Waddle goes from unknown to NFL starter

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matt Moore found the biggest surprise in a recruit completely by accident. He was in his first year recruiting Houston for Texas Tech and was driving around the city a little bit lost. Then a friend called him and told him to ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  5. Top 10 recruits from Mobile since 2007

    Greg Ostendorf

    Recruiting Nation looks back at the top 10 recruits from the Mobile, Ala., area since Nick Saban took over as head coach at the University of Alabama in 2007. (List is alphabetical.) S Mark Barron St. Paul's Episcopal School: 2008 College: Alaba...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  6. Five positive signing day surprises for U-M

    Michael Rothstein

    Looking back over the past decade, Michigan came up with many big-time, last-minute recruiting pulls on or around Signing Day, grabbing kids who looked like they would be staying home or close to it out of Florida and California. Some didn't pan o...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  7. The One Who Got Away: Jeremy Maclin

    Bob Przybylo

    When Missouri made a strong run at ESPN 150 wide receiver Durron Neal (St. Louis/De Smet Jesuit) last year, all Oklahoma fans could do was hold their breath. Would it happen again? Not this time. Neal stuck with the Sooners, easing some of the pai...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  8. ESPN 150 -- Looking back at top 2009 prospects

    RecruitingNation

    Here is a look at how prospects ranked 51-100 in the 2009 ESPN 150 have fared.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  9. Best Sooners evaluations since 2006

    Brandon Chatmon

    Oklahoma has done a terrific job of evaluation since 2006. The 2010 NFL Draft proved the Sooners' ability to evaluate, recruit and develop players, as Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Trent Williams, three of the top four selections, spent their colleg...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  10. Apples swayed English from TCU to Texas

    William Wilkerson

    If it weren't for the size of the apples in Texas' locker room during a recruiting visit, former first-team All Pro defensive end Doug English might have never become a Longhorn. Seriously. The week before, English -- who attended Dallas' Bryant ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  11. Nick Watkins becoming top football recruit with father's help

    William Wilkerson

    Nick Watkins growth as a top 2014 cornerback prospect has come with the help of his father, a former NFL DB.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  12. Brent Venables proves his recruiting worth

    Bob Przybylo

    There was a reason Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and the Clemson administration were so persistent in trying to land former Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Coming off a 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl, Swinney knew...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  13. Orlando Brown Jr. ponders Georgia Bulldogs offer

    Radi Nabulsi

    The son of a late NFL player, UGA target Orlando Brown Jr. shares his father's mythological nickname and propensity for mauling opponents.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2012
  14. George Foster, former Georgia Bulldogs OL, reflects on recruitmen...

    DawgNation Staff

    Every day leading up to national signing day, DawgNation will talk with a former Bulldog about his memories of the recruiting process and how it has evolved since his high school career. Today's Q&A is with former offensive lineman George Foster.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  15. Bowman, Breslin latest juco transfers for USC Trojans

    Greg Katz

    Juco signees Gerald Bowman and Morgan Breslin can take inspiration from the several Trojans who have gone from juco to greatness.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  16. Steve Mariucci and Herme Edwards eager to coach in Under Armour A...

    Mitch Sherman

    Former NFL coaches Steve Mariucci and Herm Edwards are excited to teach and coach in the Under Armour All-America Game, writes Mitch Sherman.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011