Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 6, 2013

Who signs the consensus No.1 class in the country? We’ll tell you in about 2-4 years. Meanwhile, enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.

Kicker Brandon McKee ready to join South Alabama program

South Forsyth, Ga., High School player has played only two seasons of football, but posted big numbers

Signing day something for recruits to cherish

College choice should come down to best fit for each individual playerMy mom was sold on coach Gary Barnett. And that meant she was sold on Northwestern.

Mississippi State's Banks receives Thorpe Award

Johnthan Banks always appreciated that Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen offered an opportunity to a scrawny, 150-pound kid from a small town and a hard-to-find school.

Reports: Georgia DC Todd Grantham to interview with Saints

Already connected to one defensive coordinator job in the NFL, Georgia’s Todd Grantham has his name in the coaching rumor mill once again.

SEC's dominance extends to Signing Day

Alabama, Florida and LSU will again rule, but even Ole Miss and Kentucky are swooping up top recruits.


“My original intent was to have him as a safety, but when we were in practice, I started noticing things. When we came into the fall, we knew we were going to put him in a bunch of different places.”

Jackson said the change of scenery and commitment to academics helped his focus, which also was aided buy metronome testing, a method that encourages improved concentration. Jackson responded with a 19 on his ACT.

“He was having a great season, but that’s when he went into spectacular,” Blair said. “That’s when he learned the concentration. He was all locked in. He’s such a hard worker and a perfectionist, he demands not only perfection from himself but from the people around him. As a staff, our people have only tapped the surface.”

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