News: Dorial Green-Beckham
officially signed with Oklahoma on Thursday, Fox Sports reports.
A former top recruit, Dorial Green-Beckham
was kicked out of Missouri in April after a number of legal issues. He visited Oklahoma on Thursday and committed while meeting with the coaching staff. Considered a transfer, Green-Beckham will sit out the 2014 season, per NCAA rules. However, the Sooners are pursuing a waiver that would allow him to compete right away. If the request is denied, another alternative for the would-be junior is to spend the 2014 season on the practice squad and declare for the 2015 NFL draft.
Central Michigan's Flory Suspended Indefinitely
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News: Andrew Flory
has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules stemming from a shoplifting incident last month, The Morning News reports.
Analysis: Andrew Flory
is facing two misdemeanor counts of second degree retail fraud after he and a teammate stole several hundred dollars worth of merchandise from a local Walmart. He also faces one count of marijuana possession after authorities discovered the drug at his apartment during the investigation. Flory has been offered a plea deal and, should he accept, he'll likely only face a few days in jail. Regardless, his status for the upcoming season is in jeopardy. "Suspended indefinitely" isn't exactly the clearest indication, but it appears very likely he'll be suspended for at least part of the season. In 2013, Flory, a junior from Florida, played in 12 games and caught 32 passes for 384 yards and two touchdowns.
Travis Wilson - probable (Concussion)
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News: Travis Wilson
(head) has been cleared for contact, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Analysis: Travis Wilson
had what was feared to be a career-ending brain artery condition, but luckily the once-promising quarterback will be back on the field in 2014. Although he was too turnover prone last year, throwing 16 interceptions in just nine games, Wilson has rare running ability for a 6-foot-6, 240-pound quarterback, and he has shown a general knack for playmaking in his two college seasons. His return is great news for wideout Dres Anderson, who posted big numbers in 2013 before Wilson dealt with injuries, which also included an injured hand.
Johnson (Ankle) Healed for Miami
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News: Duke Johnson
(ankle) is at full strength and has added "15 or so" pounds of muscle this offseason, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Duke Johnson
broke his ankle against Florida State in early November and sat out spring drills while recovering. However, he's now back to full strength and said that he would be ready if Miami played today. Already a solid 200 pounds last season, the 5-9 Johnson figures to return even stronger for his junior season. In eight games last season, Johnson ran for 920 yards and six touchdowns on 145 attempts (6.3 yards per carry).
Buckeyes' Miller Begins Throwing Program
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News: Braxton Miller
has begun a light throwing program as part of the rehab process for the arthroscopic surgery he underwent on his right shoulder in February, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Braxton Miller
sustained the injury against Clemson in this year's Orange Bowl, and the surgery kept him out for the entirety of the Buckeyes' spring practice. The senior Buckeyes quarterback is on several Heisman watch lists, and head coach Urban Meyer believes that Miller is, "a little ahead of schedule."
Buckeyes' Heuerman Still Recovering From Foot Surgery
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News: Jeff Heuerman
is still recovering from the foot surgery he underwent in March, but he is no longer wearing a protective boot and should be close to full speed by training camp, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Jeff Heuerman
is still not at full speed, despite earlier reports that he would be full go by June. He was a productive player at tight end in 2013, reeling in 26 passes for 466 yards and four touchdowns.
Miami QB Williams Targeting September 20 Return
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News: Ryan Williams
' recovery from ACL surgery is going "well" and while there is no guarantee, the team hopes he can return for a September 20 game at Nebraska, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Analysis: Ryan Williams
tore his ACL during a spring scrimmage and underwent surgery April 9, so a September 20 return would be less than six months following the injury. It would also put Miami in an interesting predicament as Williams earned the starting role before going down, but the team will have three games behind them at this point, presumably with Kevin Olsen under center.
Texas A&M's Hill Reinstated
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News: Kenny Hill
has been reinstated for summer workouts, CBS Sports reports.
Analysis: Kenny Hill
was suspended in late March after being arrested for public intoxication, but will rejoin the Aggies once June workouts begin. At that time, the sophomore is expected to compete with highly-regarded true freshman Kyle Allen for A&M's starting quarterback job.
Jaime Wilson: Transfering to Bethune-Cookman
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News: Jaime Wilson
will transfer to Bethune Cookman in order to be closer to his daughter, according to CBS Sports.com.
Analysis: Jaime Wilson
missed the entire 2013 season for the Broncos with a broken ankle after earning MAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2012. He remains on the radar as an NFL prospect.
News: Garrett Grayson
has undergone surgery after injuring his left clavicle while moving a couch, the Associated Press reports.
Head coach Jim McElwain told reporters the injury occurred to Garrett Grayson
's left shoulder, good news, all said and done, considering Grayson is a right-handed passer. McElwain expects Grayson will recover in enough time to participate fully in summer strength and conditioning workouts. Last year, Grayson set a single-season passing record at Colorado State with 3,696 yards and tied the school record with 23 total touchdown passes.