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Brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm commits to… Auburn

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The annual Auburn-Georgia rivalry could soon have a little familial spice in the not-too-distant future.

This past weekend, Tyler Fromm, a Class of 2019 recruit from Warner Robins, Ga., announced that he has committed to playing his college football for the University of Auburn.  If the surname of the commit sounds familiar it should as Fromm’s older brother, Jake Fromm, is the starting quarterback at the University of Georgia.

And, for those of you who are curious, UGA was not one of the more than a dozen scholarship offers the tight end has received.

In addition to Auburn, Fromm held offers from Power Five programs such as Florida, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Carolina, USC, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.  247Sports.com currently has Fromm as a three-star prospect, rated as the No. 24 tight end in the country and the No. 54 player at any position in the state of Georgia.

Known as the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, Auburn and Georgia have played each other in football 122 times, including every year since the 1944 season.  The teams first played during the 1892 season.

Oregon wins out over Texas, USC for services of Wake Forest grad transfer WR Tabari Hines

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In the end, it’s a Pac-12 school that’s won out for the services of one of the most productive players available on the graduate transfer market.

After deciding to leave Wake Forest earlier this offseason, Tabari Hines took an official visit to Oregon and then, ultimately, did the same to Texas and USC as well. With that trio of Power Five schools in the running for his services, the wide receiver took to Twitter Monday to announce that he will be enrolling at UO and continuing his collegiate playing career with the Ducks.

As Hines is headed to Eugene as a grad transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2018. The upcoming season will be his final year of eligibility.

This past season, Hines’ 53 receptions tied for the team lead, with his 683 receiving yards good for third on the Demon Deacons. His seven receiving touchdowns were also third on the team.

For his collegiate career thus far, Hines has totaled 123 catches for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2015, Hines set school freshman records for receptions (32) and receiving yards (366) in a single season. He’s started 14 games the past two seasons — six in 2017, eight the year before.

Texas, USC join Oregon as potential landing spots for Wake Forest transfer WR Tabari Hines

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It appears Oregon will have some competition for one of the more productive players on the graduate transfer market.

After deciding to leave Wake Forest, Tabari Hines took an official visit to Oregon earlier this month. Two weeks later, Texas and USC have entered the fray and are in the mix for the wide receiver’s services per Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com.

According to Rittenberg, Hines will make his decision on a new school at some point next week.

This past season, Hines’ 53 receptions tied for the team lead, with his 683 receiving yards good for third on the Demon Deacons. His seven receiving touchdowns were also third on the team.

For his collegiate career thus far, Hines has totaled 123 catches for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2015, Hines set school freshman records for receptions (32) and receiving yards (366) in a single season. He’s started 14 games the past two seasons — six in 2017, eight the year before.

Transferring Wake Forest WR Tabari Hines to visit Oregon

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Tabari Hines‘ graduation transfer tour, which has already taken him to Austin, will now see him headed for Eugene.

On his personal Twitter account Wednesday, Hines announced that he will take a visit to the Oregon campus on Thursday.  That excursion comes a couple of weeks after the wide receiver made a late-March visit to Texas.

In late February, Hines announced that he would be transferring from Wake Forest.  As a graduate transfer, the receiver will be eligible to play immediately at whichever FBS program he ultimately chooses.

This past season, Hines’ 53 receptions tied for the team lead, with his 683 receiving yards good for third on the Demon Deacons.  His seven receiving touchdowns were also third on the team.

For his collegiate career thus far, Hines has totaled 123 catches for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns.  In 2015, Hines set school freshman records for receptions (32) and receiving yards (366) in a single season.  He’s started 14 games the past two seasons — six in 2017, eight the year before.

ACC confirms Charlotte home of football title game through 2030

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A relationship that’s was wobbly as recently as last year has been further solidified thanks to today’s development.

Wednesday, it was reported that the ACC would be announcing future venues — or venue, singular — for its football championship game.  A day later, the league confirmed, as expected, that its title game will remain in Charlotte for the foreseeable future.

The new agreement will keep the game at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium through the 2030 season.  The city was already set to host the game in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

“Charlotte has been a tremendous home for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game and we’re pleased to announce the Queen City as our championship destination through 2030,” said conference commissioner John Swofford in a statement. “With the outstanding efforts by the Charlotte Sports Foundation, Carolina Panthers and city of Charlotte, our game has grown into one of the premier sporting events in the country. We look forward every year to this annual celebration of ACC Football.”

Charlotte had played host to the ACC football championship game every year since 2010 before a controversial bill resulted in the conference yanking the 2016 game from the city and moving it to Orlando.  In 2017, the game was moved back to Charlotte.

Prior to 2010, the first three league title tilts were played in Jacksonville (2005-07) and the next two in Tampa (2008-09).