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Georgia four-star WR Rico Powers Jr. commits to South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks may be off to a 1-2 start to the 2019 season, but they’re still collecting wins on the recruiting trail.
Four-star Hapeville Charter School (Atlanta) wide receiver Rico Powers Jr. committed to the Gamecocks Tuesday, choosing South Carolina over fellow contenders Auburn, Arkansas, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon and Tennessee, per 247Sports.
His reasons for committing? It had a lot to do with what he observed in a loss to Alabama while visiting Columbia Saturday.

I wanna thank everybody who has been with me thru this journey

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Michigan finally wins recruiting at St. Frances Academy with Blake Corum, Osman Savage

LOS ANGELES — Last year, the University of Michigan pushed hard to recruit a group of football players from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.
Co-head coach Biff Poggi had spent the 2016 season as an associate head coach and special adviser for the Wolverines. With Poggi back at St. Frances, it seemed natural Michigan would attract at least one of the team’s standouts

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Wisconsin high school coach under scrutiny for clotheslining student who ran onto football field

The mother of a student who was tackled by a football coach while running onto the field during a game earlier this month at Wilmot (Wisconsin) High School wants to see the coach fired, according to a report.
The Kenosha News is reporting that Rebecca Langel would like the school to take action against the assistant coach who tackled her son after he and another student ran onto the field while the game was ongoing.
Video of the incident, which was captured by a fan in attendance and shared on social media sites, including Barstool.com, shows the coach bringing down one student around his neck. The coach then dragged the student by his shirt for a few yards before escorting him over the bench area

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Four-star swingman Eugene Brown commits to Ohio State

Ohio State landed its first basketball pledge of the Class of 2020, and he’s a potential game changer.
Eugene Brown committed to the Buckeyes ahead of in-state Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Texas A&M. The Decatur (Ga.) Southwest High School star visited Ohio State over the weekend them promptly cancelled the remainder of his scheduled visits and committed to coach Chris Holtmann.
“They were a great fit because as I was hanging around the players I noticed that they were all like-minded people who wanted to get better and play as a team,” Brown told 247Sports

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New Mater Dei cornerbacks Jaylin Davies, Domani Jackson lead strong defense

SANTA ANA, Calif. — One of the major questions this offseason for the Mater Dei football team was how it would replace its cornerbacks from last year — four- and five-star players who transferred for their senior year.
The Monarchs had a pair of replacements, but they were inexperienced. Jaylin Davies was a sophomore last season, and Domani Jackson was just a freshman.
But so far this season, they’ve played with swagger in an aggressive system

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Four-star LB Brandon Williams commits to Virginia

The fourth season of the Bronco Mendenhall era in Charlottesville, Va. is off to a booming, 3-0 start. The Cavaliers may still be a long shot to win the ACC Coastal division, but there’s little question that Virginia has taken and continues to take significant strides under the former BYU coach.
That includes strides on the recruiting trail, too, with Virginia emerging as one of the weekend’s big winners thanks to the commitment of 4-star linebacker Brandon Williams.
A four-star linebacker from Isidore Newman High School (New Orleans, La

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What We Learned: No. 22 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) survives Lone Peak (Utah) challenge on the road

Like a handful of “national-caliber” teams, Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman spends its preseason challenging teams from other states. Unlike many of those national counterparts, Gorman plays in a state where it is rarely challenged, meaning the most likely chance for a loss comes before it begins its annual in-state slate.
The last chance for one of those setbacks was a classic trap door of a game in Utah against Lone Peak High School, one of the state’s top programs. In the end, the Gaels rallied for a 28-21 win, putting a loss in Hawaii to Aloha power St. Louis further in the rearview mirror in the process