To where that visit will be, though, remains to be seen.
In the middle of last month, a report surfaced that former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen would be visiting three FBS programs — Arkansas State, Maryland and Syracuse — although no time frame for the visits were given. According to ESPN.com‘s Joe Schad, one of those trips has taken place as Allen traveled to the Orange recently and met with the staff.
Per Schad, Allen will visit one more football program this week, although a specific name was not given. Subsequent to the report linking Allen to the aforementioned schools, a source denied the Terps were interested in the player.
Whether that means Arkansas State will be in line for a visit or another “mystery” team is involved in the chase remains to be seen. Allen, Schad writes, hopes to finalize his decision as early as next week.
A three-star member of OU’s 2009 recruiting class, the 6-5, 226-pound Allen was rated by Rivals.comas the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the country. He attempted just 30 passes during his time in Norman, with none of those coming during the 2012 season. In late january, Allen was granted a release from his OU scholarship.
As Allen will graduate from OU in May, the San Antonio product will be eligible to play immediately at an FBS school, provided he enrolls in a grad program not offered at his previous school.
Navy has seen one of its most productive players on the defensive side of the ball play for perhaps the final time this season.
Kwazel Bertrand sustained a broken ankle in the win over Air Force last Saturday, head coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed earlier this week. As a result, the defensive back will very likely miss the remainder of the 2015 season.
And, because he is a senior and has no other eligibility avenues to pursue, it would effectively end his collegiate career as well.
“I feel terrible for Kwazel. It’s really unfortunate any time a senior goes down with a season-ending injury,” Niumatalolo said. “Kwazel has been a really good player for us and we’re going to miss his presence out on the field.”
Bertrand started 27 games over the past three-plus seasons, including all four in 2015.
You know how I know we’re gradually creeping up on the end of another regular season? Watch lists are being whittled.
The first major honor to do so is the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is given out annually to the best quarterback who is a college senior or fourth-year junior. The preseason watch list was 30 quarterbacks strong; the newest list has been cut in half to 15.
The most recent list includes one of the top Heisman contenders (TCU’s Trevone Boykin) and the top two nationally in passing yards (Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson, Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty), as well as a quarterback who’s closing in on the all-time FBS record for rushing touchdowns (Navy’s Keenan Reynolds).
The Pac-12 leads all conferences with three watch listers, followed by two each from the AAC, ACC and Big Ten. The SEC has as many players (one, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott) as the FCS (North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz).
Last year’s winner was Marcus Mariota of Oregon.
Trevone Boykin, TCU
Jacoby Brissett, NC State
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Brandon Doughty, WKU
Everett Golson, Florida State
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Matt Johnson, Bowling Green
Cody Kessler, USC
Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Keenan Reynolds, Navy
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana
Carson Wentz, N. Dakota State
Marquise Williams, North Carolina
Travis Wilson, Utah