Posted: Tuesday July 11, 2006 10:18AM; Updated: Tuesday July 11, 2006 10:18AM
Jeffrey Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, would love to be recruited by North Carolina. That's not likely to happen, partly because the Tar Heels have just one scholarship to offer for the Class of 2007 and partly because Jeffrey Jordan might not be an ACC-caliber player. Jordan's only scholarship offer is from Loyola of Chicago.
With nearly seven months to go until the end of the recruiting race, it's Georgia 6, Auburn 3, Georgia Tech 2. That's how many top 50 Peach State football prospects each program has landed commitments from, according to Rivals.com's Georgia player rankings, released Monday.
Doneal Mack is heavily favoring Memphis after being released from his scholarship at Florida. John Jordan, who coached Mack after his transfer to Statesville Christian for his senior season, said Mack asked for his release after Florida's admissions policies called into question his ACT test scores. Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech also offered scholarships after Mack, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, was released, according to Jordan. Jordan contacted N.C. State, but said he never heard back.
Rutgers University officials are considering eliminating several low-profile sports to help close the largest budget gap in the school's history, state and university officials said yesterday.
Thomas Jefferson senior Chris Drager visited the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg and became convinced he wanted to play football there. So the tight end made a verbal commitment Sunday night. Pitt, Maryland, Stanford and Georgia Tech were among the schools that offered Drager scholarships.
Clemson offensive lineman Roman Fry was driving the personal watercraft Saturday that struck and killed the school's assistant track coach when the two were on Lake Keowee. The state Natural Resources Department says alcohol was not thought to be a contributing factor to the fatal accident, in which Jarrett Foster, 32, died from head injuries.
Wisconsin hockey coach Mike Eaves received good news from All-American goaltender Brian Elliott, who said he would return for his senior season. However, there is no word yet on freshman Jack Skille, who Eaves said was participating in the Chicago Blackhawks' prospect camp this week.
Georgia baseball coach David Perno on Monday accepted the resignation of associate head coach and pitching coach Roger Williams, a surprise turn for a program coming off its second College World Series appearance in three years. In a related move hitting coach/recruiting coordinator Doug Sisson was promoted to associate head coach.