Recruiting Round-Up: Bobby Petrino Can’t See DGB


Some of the big news in the recruiting world as National Signing Day inches closer.

*Daily DGB Update

Arkansas head coach Robert Petrino won’t be a part of the Razorbacks’ delegation conducting an in-home visit with coveted wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham today.

Apparently, the boss Hog “accidentally” bumped into DGB earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas, at the U.S. Army All-American Game. The week of the game occurred during a so-called “dead period” in which coaches are not allowed to contact recruits. Another team competing for the recruit’s commitment allegedly snitched on Petrino’s potential violation.

Personally, I can totally see how this little mix-up could occur. I mean, how could Petrino have known the country’s premier high school football all-star game was being held in the same city where he’d be attending the American Football Coaches Association convention two days later?

*Auburn or FSU? FSU or Auburn?

A few days ago, Florida athlete Ricardo Louis had been committed to the Auburn Tigers for nearly a year. In the course of a day, he gave that up to commit to the Florida State Seminoles. Now, he has decommitted from FSU and will choose between the two schools on NSD.

*Report: UGa Immigration Policy Nixes Recruit’s Commitment

Here’s a new one: The Univeristy of Georgia has rejected a recruit’s admissions application on the basis of his immigration status, according to a report from The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Offensive lineman Chester Brown, a Bulldog commit since July, was denied admission to in accordance with a school policy prohibiting the enrollment of an undocumented student if a qualified Georgia resident has been turned away due to capacity constraints, according to the AJC report. Brown’s mom, a Samoan immigrant, claims her son was born in the United States. However, it would appear that the family could not provide documentation to confirm it.

Quick question for anyone out there who might know: Does Georga require every applicant to provide documentation of citizenship? It’s unclear from the article.

*Who Gets The Coffee?

The analysts at debate the question of the best closer in college football recruiting. Would it shock you to hear Urban Meyer’s name mentioned?

Rivals’ Steve Megargee also tackles the issue of Todd Graham’s itchy feet and they affect his ability to recruit.

*Hat Dance

Check out how defensive end Sheldon Rankins out of Covington, Ga., informed the Louisville coaches of his commitment. Even with all the shadiness that goes on in recruiting, I love little nuggets like that.

Check in at Crystal Ball Run every morning from now until Signing Day for all your recruiting updates!