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One to Watch Interview Wisconsin: Catholic Memorial 2017 Bruising DT Tevin Smith Adding Regional Interests

Tevin Smith up the middle 2015

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA Wins and losses in football games start up front which is a good thing for Catholic Memorial High School (Waukesha). The Crusaders have unleashed defensive tackle Tevin Smith onto the opposition with great results thus far with even bigger expectations heading into the 2016 season. Smith helped the Crusaders to an 11-3 mark a […]

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One to Watch Interview: Fayetteville CB Blake Coulter is Ready to Draw More Offers in 2016

Blake covering Trey 663

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA When it comes to sports, potential is an overused word, phrase, or label given to a player. “Potential” could be good or bad as someone is not playing up to their potential or said person has a lot of potential but has yet to maximize it for whatever reason. For Class of 2017 cornerback […]

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Breakdown of Arkansas Razorbacks 2016 Fall Depth Chart

Austin Allen 2014

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA For the casual Arkansas Razorbacks fan returning to the team this fall after last seeing the Hogs upend Kansas State 45-23 in the Liberty Bowl – a world of change awaits you. The team previously loaded with All-SEC players in running back Alex Collins, All-American guard Sebastian Tretola, Mackey Award winning tight end Hunter […]

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Central Arkansas Secures Commitment from 2017 Texas ATH Deandre Herman

UCA Bears logo

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA Central Arkansas got on the recruiting board on Saturday with a commitment from Goose Creek Memorial High School wide receiver/free safety Deandre Herman. Herman has been knocking heads against tough Texas 6A competition since his sophomore season. On offense, during his first two seasons at the varsity level, he has shown his breakaway speed […]

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South Carolina Lands 2017 Top 10 CB Jamyest Williams out of Georgia

Jamyest Williams commits to South Carolina

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The Will Muschamp reach for top targets into other fertile SEC territories continued on Saturday with the commitment of four-star corner Jamyest Williams. Williams grew into one of the more highly recruited players in the 2017 recruiting class regardless of position as a standout corner with Archer High School in 2015. With Williams on […]

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Interview: New Pairing for 2017 WR Mateen Johnson with QB Cameron Rising makes for a Lethal Combo

Mateen Johnson at Calabsas 2015

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA Few receivers will be able to look back on their high school career able to brag about the collection of talent played with or against like Mateen Johnson will one day. Johnson was with a loaded Calabasas High School in 2015 but transferred in the off-season to another loaded program, Newbury Park. The amount […]

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Nebraska adds Jenks Oklahoma 3-Star TE Reese Leitao to 2017 Class

Reese Leitao comes down with a TD catch

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA Jenks defended home field on Friday night topping Owasso 41-23. The next day their star tight end Reese Leitao narrowed down 20 reported offers to one naming his previous leader Nebraska as his school of choice. Leitao was a big part of the Trojans 11-1 season in 2015. The 6-4, 234 pound, end became […]

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Florida Gators Sneak Highly Prized 2017 CB Shawn Davis out of Miami

Shawn Davis commits to Florida Gators

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The Gators added a lot of potential to their 2017 recruiting class when in-state three-star prospect Shawn Davis verbally committed on Saturday. Davis went out onto the field for Miami Southridge on Friday night helping the Spartans beat Edison 7-0 in their season opener and then released a commitment video on Saturday. The video […]

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SEC Teams still Reaching Out to Ole Miss 4-Star LB Commit Josh Clarke

Josh Clarke at a Nike camp

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The demand for a versatile linebacker capable of playing on the inside or outside will never go out of demand among Power Five Conference programs. The rise of Riverdale High School (Jefferson) 2017 defensive standout Josh Clarke has been watched by next level coaches and continues into his senior campaign. The 6-3, 220 pound, […]

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Defensive Linemen Tyree Johnson and Jayden Peevy Commit to Aggies

Tyree Johnson commits to Texas A&M

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA Texas A&M added two recruits on Friday at key positions when defensive end Tyree Johnson and defensive tackle Jayden Peevy committed to the Aggies. Johnson was a big pull for the Aggies taking him away from one-time leader Maryland out of the Washington D.C. area. The 6-3.5, 247 pound, playmaker spurned over 25 offers […]

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4-Star 2017 New Jersey DT Fred Hansard Pledges to Florida

Fred Hansard in action

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The Gators continued their steady pace towards another all-around great recruiting class with the addition of four-star New Jersey defensive tackle Fred Hansard on Friday. Hansard was a terror in the Mid-Atlantic Prep league for Hun during the 2015 season using him on both sides of the line. The Raiders went 8-0 with their […]

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Interview: Arkansas Razorbacks 2017 DE Commit Ryder Anderson Updates Off-Season and Recruiting

Katy celebrates 2015 championship

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The runaway freight train that no team in Texas could catch in 2015 was Katy High School. The Tigers lived up to the name sake being a beast on the field running their record to 16-0 beating Lake Travis 34-7 for UIL State Football Championship. The perfect mark, as remarkable as the accomplishment stands […]

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Florida 3-Star CB Michael Nesbitt Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Michael Nesbitt in action

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The Wildcats 2017 recruiting class expanded to 13 players on Thursday when Fort Lauderdale area cornerback Michael Nesbitt committed to Kentucky. Nesbitt rose to national recruiting attention awing coaches with his amazing 4.4 speed displayed on both sides of the ball. The 6-0, 174 pound, talent shinned at cornerback with his ability to cover […]

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One to Watch: Former Plano East CB De’Vontaye Clark Working to D-I through Monterey Peninsula

De’Vontaye Clark locker room

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The movie title Friday Night Lights nor the follow up successful TV show with the same name sake completely does Texas football credit. The title could easily extend out while shedding even more light onto high school football in Texas or throughout the south – Friday Night Lights with Saturday Game Day Dreams. There […]

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Georgia’s Grayson Rams are a Team to Fear in 2016

Grayson takes the field

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The depth of individual talent in the Peach State between the 2017 and 2018 recruiting class is as good as any other state in the country. All attention immediate goes to top quarterbacks like Davis Mills (Greater Atlanta Christian), Jake Fromm (Houston County), Bailey Hockman (McEachern), Emory Jones (Heard County), Cade Fortin (North Gwinnett), […]

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USF Flips Backyard 2017 Toledo Commit CB Bentlee Sanders

Bentlee Sanders drags a defender

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The Bulls added another area talent on Thursday when Tampa Catholic all-around athlete Bentlee Sanders verbally committed. Sanders jumped on recruiting boards after showcasing his overall athleticism during his junior season. The 5-8.5, 164 pound, speedster got time in on offense pulling down seven passes for 64 yards and carried the pigskin six times […]

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Time Warner Cable Announces TV Schedule for CIF LA 2016 Football Season

CIF logo

Posted by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA *CIF LA City Section Press Release   Day        Date      Teams                                                                   Location Friday    Sept. 9 Palos Verdes @ Narbonne                         Narbonne High School Friday    Oct. 7  Carson @ Banning                           […]

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Breaking Interview: 4-Star 2017 CB Thomas Graham Jr. Sets Four Official Visits, Possible Fifth

Thomas Graham Jr Rancho Cucamonga

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA College coaches are focused on getting their respective teams ready for the 2016 season but a sharp eye is still on the recruiting scene. One of the states drawing the most recruiting attention for top cornerbacks is California with Thomas Graham Jr. being one of the main draws. Of the seven Top 10 corners […]

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Interview: Former Dynamic Georgia RB Kentavious Thomas Set for Big Sophomore Year with Fullerton JUCO

Kentavious Thomas takes the handoff 2015

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA In the real world and in the business world, nothing is a done deal until the ink is on the paper and the check is in the bank, and even then the unknown can and usually does happen. For former Baldwin High School standout running back Kentavious Thomas, the work on the field was […]

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2016 Top High School Football Games in California

Centennial High School

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The 2016 schedule in California is chalked full of outstanding games with top talent across the board. Even the casual football fan will not be disappointed at any time during the season with the scheduling of games coming their way. There are several match-ups with top schools crossing state lines ready to do battle. […]

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Interview: Jamaal Benjamin Opening Up Coaching Opportunities from NBA to High School Players

Jamaal Benjamin coaching off the bench

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA No matter the sport, once the love for the game has seeped into the bloodstream, players are always involved in the game some way or somehow. When the playing days have come to an end, the lucky ones get to take the knowledge they have gained over the years and impart that wisdom onto […]

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Interview: 2017 LB Roderick Woods Brings Wealth of Experience to Grossmont Defense

Roderick Woods May 2015

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA On the gridiron little can take the place of overall athleticism other than experience. When Grossmont takes the field in 2016, linebacker Roderick Woods is bringing both athleticism and experience to the field adding an extra element to the Griffins roster. Woods journey is a long one but one due to culminate in an […]

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Former Ohio 4-Star OL George Brown Jr. Transferring from LSU

LSU sidelines

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA LSU’s 2015 recruiting class and depth chart took a hit Monday night when offensive linemen George Brown Jr. decided to transfer. Brown was one of six offensive linemen the Tigers signed to their 2015 class and one of the more highly rated as a four-star along with four-star Toby Weathersby and five-star Maea Teuhema. […]

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UCLA Flips Boston College 3-Star 2017 QB Austin Burton

Austin Burton drops back to pass

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The continuing ebb and flow of UCLA’s 2017 recruiting class picked back up on Monday with the verbal commitment of quarterback Austin Burton following the decommitment of Texas cornerback Chris Wilson (Aug. 19). UCLA came around to Burton at the same time the- now West Orange High School standout was connecting with Boston College […]

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Interview: Former Orlando Area Standout CB James Julius Shutting Down Receivers for Grossmont

Grossmont on defense

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA No matter what region of the country we may live in or what our occupation may be, at one time or another we have all experienced the struggle life presents. That will and motivation to overcome obstacles, along with watching superior athletes in action, is what brings all of us to the yard or […]

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Ohio State makes Statement with 5-Star WR Commits Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey

Tyjon Lindsey May 2016

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: HogManInLA The Buckeyes laid claim, for now, on the best wide receiver haul in the 2017 recruiting class when five-star prospects Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey committed on Monday. Grimes has shot to five-star status largely on off-season camps, Division-I offers, and potential. The 6-3, 202 pound, St. Thomas Aquinas standout has been limited on […]

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Boise State Lands 4-Star California to Virginia WR/CB Transplant Jermani Brown

Jermani Brown commits to Boise State

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA The off-season has been a whirlwind of events for Jermani Brown. The talented cornerback/wide receiver transferred from Calabasas High School in the Los Angeles area in January to Midlothian High School in Virginia. The talent also went from being an Arizona State commit to a free agent. Recruiting efforts for Brown have seemingly come […]

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Interview: Former SDSU WR Jabril Clewis Taking on Leading Role with Grossmont JUCO

Jabril Clewis HS warm ups pregame

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA When Jabril Clewis finished his senior year on the gridiron, all the momentum in the world was on his side. The rising star from Patrick Henry High School had wrapped up an impressive campaign on the field hauling in 54 passes for 725 yards with nine scores. He even helped out in the run […]

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California 2017 TE Sam Shadorf Updates Brown Commitment

Sam Shadorf August interview

Written by Ryan Wright Twitter: @HogManInLA When the time is right between college recruiter and high school football player, there is nothing quite like that moment – a special birthday gift or a Christmas day to remember. Said player is immediately accepted into a new brotherhood finding a home, in most cases, for the next four years along with the […]

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