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Kirby Smart ‘actively recruiting’ Brice Ramsey to stay at Georgia

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Back in March, Kirby Smart announced that Brice Ramsey would be transferring from Georgia. Two months later, the quarterback still doesn’t have a new football home — and won’t, if his erstwhile head coach has anything to say about it.

On the first day of the SEC spring meetings Tuesday, Smart addressed the gathered media throng and touched on several issues. One of the most interesting is the fact that, in the coach’s words, he’s “actively been recruiting” Ramsey in an attempt to get him to remain in Athens.

“I’ve actively been recruiting Brice, trying to recruit Brice,” Smart said according to the Athens Banner-Herald. “As it stands right now, he’s still looking around but we should have some more clarity on that in the next couple of weeks.”

Ramsey’s name hasn’t been attached to any school in particular, although some thought that Colorado State, whose head coach, Mike Bobo, helped recruit the signal-caller to Athens, would be a likely fit.

Ramsey played in 24 games during his time with the Bulldogs. He completed 45 of 74 passes for 582 yards four touchdowns and four interceptions. The past two seasons, Ramsey also punted the ball a total of 45 times, averaging 38.7 yards per boot.

If Ramsey’s departure ultimately comes to fruition, UGA would have two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster — sophomore and returning starter Jacob Eason and freshman Jake Fromm. Should Ramsey return, he would likely battle Fromm for the backup job.

Ex- Utah DB Jordan Fogal tweets he’s transferring to Colorado State

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Last month, Jordan Fogal used Twitter to announce his decision to transfer from Utah. This month, he’s taken to the same social media website to reveal his new college football home.

In a tweet, Fogal acknowledged that he be enrolling in a Masters program at Colorado State and will be playing football for the Rams. While the school has yet to confirm the safety’s move, he is now being followed on Twitter by head coach Mike Bobo.

As a grad transfer, Fogal will be eligible to play immediately in 2017 at CSU.

After spending two seasons at the junior college level, Fogal played in 11 games the past two years. Fogal’s two interceptions last season were tied for fourth on the team.

The defensive back’s 2015 season came to a premature end after three games because of an injury. He then played in eight games in 2016 for the Utes.

Rimington watch list details list of returning centers

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It’s the dead time of the college football calendar, which means it’s time for this sport’s oldest, most antiquated tradition: watch lists.

First one in line is the Rimington Trophy, given to the best center in college football. And to help voters narrow down their choice for when voting picks up six months from now, the Rimington has helpfully provided this watch list of essentially every returning starting center in college football.

The 2017 list includes (deep breath):

– Aaron Mitchell, Fresno State
– Alan Knott, South Carolina
– Alac Eberle, Florida State
– Antonyo Woods, Florida Atlantic
– Asotui Eli, Hawaii
– Austin Doan, Central Michigan
– Austin Golson, Auburn
– Austin Schlottmann, TCU
– Billy Price, Ohio State
– Blaise Fountain, New Mexico
– Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma State
– Brad North, Northwestern
– Bradley Bozeman, Alabama
– Brendan Moore, Maryland
– Brian Allen, Michigan State
– Bryce Holland, Army
– Cameron Ruff, South Florida
– Chandler Miller, Tulsa
– Coleman Shelton, Washington
– Colton Prater, Texas A&M
– Danny Godloveske, Miami (Ohio)
– Dennis Edwards, Western Kentucky
– Drew Keyser, Memphis
– Erick Wren, Oklahoma
– Evan Brown, SMU
– Frank Ragnow, Arkansas
– Gabe Mobley, Georgia State
– Garrett McGhin, East Carolina
– Jake Bennett, Colorado State
– Jake Hanson, Oregon
– Jake Pruehs, Ohio
– James Daniels, Iowa
– James O’Hagan, Buffalo
– Jesse Burkett, Stanford
– John Keenoy, Western Michigan
– Jon Baker, Boston College
– Julian Good-Jones, Iowa State
– Keoni Taylor, San Jose State
– LaVonne Gauthney, Akron
– Levi Brown, Marshall
– Luke Shively, Northern Illinois
– Mason Hampton, Boise State
– Matt Hennessy, Temple
– Mesa Ribordy, Kansas
– Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
– Nathan Puthoff, Kent State
– Nick Allegretti, Illinois
– Nick Clarke, Old Dominion
– Reid Najvar, Kansas State
– Ryan Anderson, Wake Forest
– Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame
– Scott Quessenberry, UCLA
– Sean Krepsz, Nevada
– Sean Rawlings, Ole Miss
– Sumner Houston, Oregon State
– T.J. McCoy, Florida
– Tanner Thrift, Baylor
– Tejan Koroma, BYU
– Tim McAullife, Bowling Green
– Trey Martin, Rice
– Will Clapp, LSU
– Will Noble, Houston
– Zach Shackelford, Texas

Exhale.

Got all that?

Ohio State’s Pat Elflein claimed the honor last season.

Colorado State DB’s arrest stemmed from allegedly stealing teammate’s jewelry

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This’ll go over well in the locker room.

Late this past week, reports surfaced that Colorado State’s Braylin Scott was arrested by university police on three felony counts — two charges related to burglary of a dwelling and one involving theft of property valued at $5,000-$20,000.  The charges stem from an April 11 incident, but no details had been made available — until now.

According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, Scott is accused of stealing a Rolex watches and diamond jewelry from the dorm room Hunter Donnelly, a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Rams.  Donnelly reported the items missing and, ultimately, ended up attempting to sell the items on Craigslist to a police officer posing as a potential buyer.  Surveillance camera footage purportedly showing Scott using Donnelly’s key card to enter Donnelly’s residence was turned over to police.

Donnelly told police that one of the Rolex watches was worth $20,000 and the four bracelets were worth $2,000 apiece.  According to that player, he bought the items for his girlfriend.

April 19, Donnelly himself was arrested for violating an order of protection because he had made contact with an ex-girlfriend. “A domestic violence enhancement was added to the charge,” reports at the time stated.

As for Scott, he has been indefinitely suspended by the football program. “I was concerned enough about the details I had learned that I made the decision to suspend him from all team activities,” a portion of a statement from head coach Mike Bobo read.

Last season as a sophomore, Scott started seven games.  His three interceptions led the team.

Donnelly, meanwhile, was a three-star member of CSU’s 2016 recruiting class.  Only three Rams signees on the defensive side of the ball that year were rated higher than the Arlington, Tex., product.  He took a redshirt his true freshman season.

And, no, I have no idea how, seeing as he’s a college student, he could afford a $20,000 Rolex as well as nearly $10,000 worth of bracelets.

Starting Colorado State safety arrested on felony charges, suspended

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Yep, hit the reset button on the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker.  Again.

According to The Coloradoan, Colorado State’s Braylin Scott was arrested by university police on three felony counts — two charges related to burglary of a dwelling and one involving theft of property valued at $5,000-$20,000.  It’s alleged that the starting safety stole numerous items from a dorm room April 11, although specific details aren’t yet available.

As a result of the legal situation, Scott has been indefinitely suspended from Mike Bobo‘s football program.

“We have been monitoring the situation involving Braylin Scott since first becoming aware of it at the time of the incident,” the head coach said in a statement. “I was concerned enough about the details I had learned that I made the decision to suspend him from all team activities at that time, based on preliminary information.

“He remains suspended from the program, and we will continue to monitor the legal proceedings.”

Last season as a sophomore, Scott started seven games.  His three interceptions led the team.