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Young Announces He’s Leaving Arkansas For The NBA

Sophomore guard BJ Young announced via twitter on Thursday he plans to enter the NBA draft.


Young, who led Arkansas in scoring this season at 15.1 points per game, is the second Razorback this week to leave early for the draft. Forward Marshawn Powell announced Tuesday he will skip his senior season and enter the draft.

Young finished No. 11 on our list of the SEC’s most productive basketball players this season.

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson released a statement Thursday following a meeting with Young:

“This is his dream and as a coach I encourage him to pursue that dream.”

The departure of Powell and Young leaves forward Coty Clarke as Arkansas’ leading scorer next season. He averaged 7.6 points per game as a junior.

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Team Updates: SEC WEST

Below are listings of signees and early enrolles already in the fold for each school, unless otherwise noted.

The number beside each player is his star-rating from



  DE Jonathan Allen 5   ATH Anthony Averett 3   QB Cooper Bateman 4
  OL Leon Brown 3   DB Jonathan Cook 3   WR Raheem Falkins 4
  LB Reuben Foster 5   WR Robert Foster 4   RB Derrick Henry 4
  OL Brandon Hill 3   OL Grant Hill 4   TE OJ Howard 5
  WR Eddie Jackson 3   RB Tyren Jones 4   LB Walker Jones 3
  DE Dee Liner 4   OL Cole Mazza 3   QB Parker McLeod 3
  DT Darius Paige 4   DB Maurice Smith 4   ATH ArDarius Stewart 4
  RB Altee Tenpenny 4   DE Tim Williams 4   RB Alvin Kamara 4
  DT A’Shawn Robinson 5



  QB Austin Allen 3   DE Tevin Beanum 3   DB Alex Brignoni 3
  DB Tiquention Coleman 2   DB De’Andre Coley 2   ATH DJ Dean 3
  LB Brooks Ellis 3   RB Denzell Evans 3   DB Melvinson Hartfield 2
  TE Hunter Henry 4   K Sam Hill 2   OL Denver Kirkland 4
  OL Reeve Koehler 4   DT Ke’tyrus Marks 2   RB Korliss Marshall 3
  OL John McClure 3   QB Damon Mitchell 3   WR Drew Morgan 3
  OL Dan Skipper 3   LB Martrell Spaight 3   LB Myke Tavarres 3
  DB Carroll Washington 3   RB Alex Collins 4*

* Committed but unsigned; His mother wants him to attend Miami, but Collins expects to sign with Arkansas by Thursday



  DT Montravious Adams 5   DB Mackenro Alexander 3   RB Cameron Artis-Payne 4
  RB Peyton Barber 3   DT Ben Bradley 4   K Daniel Carlson 3
  DE Elijah Daniel 4   OL Devonte Danzey 3   ATH Marcus Davis 3
  LB Kenny Flowers 3   RB Johnathan Ford 4   DB Khari Harding 3
  QB Jeremy Johnson 4   DB Brandon King 3   DE Carl Lawson 5
  QB Nick Marshall 3   DB Kamryn Melton 3   OL Deon Mix 4
  WR Earnest Robinson 4   ATH Jason Smith 4   WR Tony Stevens 4
  LB Cameron Toney 3   WR Dominic Walker 3

K Jimmy Hutchinson will be asked to grayshirt



  DT Maquedius Bain 3   ATH Kendell Beckwith 4   OL Josh Boutte 4
  DE Tashawn Bower 4   DB Jeryl Brazil 4   WR John Diarse 4
  OL Andy Dodd 4   DT Greg Gilmore 4   DE Frank Herron 5
  DB Rickey Jefferson 4   QB Anthony Jennings 4   WR Avery Johnson 3
  LB Melvin Jones 3   DE Christian LaCouture 3   WR Quantavius Leslie 4
  OL KJ Malone 3   DE Lewis Neal 3   DE MJ Patterson 3
  OL Ethan Pocic 4   QB Hayden Rettig 4   LB Duke Riley 3
  DB Rashard Robinson 4   TE DeSean Smith 4   WR Kevin Spears 4
  TE Logan Stokes 3   DB Tre’Davious White 5   OL Fehoko Fanaika 3

DT Tevin Lawson has been asked to grayshirt but will visit Kentucky this weekend

DB Jeremy Cutrer did not qualify academically and will head to a junior college or prep school



  WR Jeremey Chappelle 3   WR Shelby Christy 3   OL Jamaal Clayborn 2
  DB Tolando Cleveland 3   DB Kivon Coman 3   DB Justin Cox 3
  OL Kent Flowers 3   ATH Donald Gray Jr. 3   WR BJ Hammond 3
  ATH Dezmond Harris 2   DE Chris Jones 5   ATH Gabe Myles 3
  WR Fred Ross 4   TE Artimas Samuel 3   QB Cord Sandberg 4
  ATH Ashton Shumpert 3   OL Jake Thomas 3   WR Brandon Wells 3
  QB Damian Williams 3   WR De’Runnya Wilson 3   DB Jahmere Irvin-Sills 3

DL Trent Simpson has been asked to grayshirt

DL Ulric Jones did not qualify academically and will head to a junior college



  WR Quincy Adeboyejo 4   ATH Trey Bledsoe 4   OL Daronte Bouldin 3
  DB Nickolas Brassell 4   RB Eugene Brazley 3   QB Ryan Buchanan 4
  DB Antonio Conner 4   RB Mark Dodson Jr 4   TE Evan Engram 3
  OL Austin Golson 4   DB Bobby Hill 3   DT Lavon Hooks 4
  TE Arshad Jackson  3   OL Davion Johnson 3   WR Derrick Jones 3
  DB David Kamara 3   QB Devante Kincade 3   WR Quadarius Mireles 3
  DT Herbert Moore 3   RB Kailo Moore 4   TE Christian Morgan 3
  DE Robert Nkemdiche 5   LB Rashawn Smith 3   WR Laquon Treadwell 5
  OL Laremy Tunsil 5   RB Jordan Wilkins 4   LB Marcus Robinson 3
  K Andy Pappanastos 2



  OL Joas Aguilar 3   DE Jay Arnold 3   LB Reggie Chevis 3
  LB Darian Claiborne 3   TE Cameron Clear 3   DB Victor Davis 3
  DB Noel Ellis 4   DB Tavares Garner 4   DT Isaiah Golden 4
  ATH Laquvionte Gonzalez 4   DE Daeshon Hall 4   QB Kenny Hill 4
  WR Sebastian Larue 4   DT Justin Manning 4   LB Jordan Mastrogiovanni 3
  DB Kameron Miles 4   WR Kyrion Parker 4   DE Jordan Points 3
  LB Tommy Sanders 3   ATH Ricky Seals-Jones 4   ATH Alex Sezer 2
  QB Kohl Stewart 4   OL Jeremiah Stuckey 3   WR Jeremy Tabuyo 3
  LB Brett Wade 3   DT Hardreck Walker 4   ATH Shaan Washington 3
  RB James White 3   DB Jonathan Wiggins 3   WR JaQuay Williams 4
  OL Ishmael Wilson 4

WR Derrick Griffin did not qualify academically and was not given a letter of intent by A&M

OL JJ Gustafson has been asked to grayshirt

LB AJ Hilliard has been removed from this list, he is transferring in directly from TCU


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SEC Early Entrants 2013

nfl-draft-podium-tightThe NFL early entry deadline had come and gone and SEC teams took quite a hit.  Not surprising considering the SEC leads the nation in recruiting rankings every February and in NFL draft picks every April.  With that much talent in SEC programs, there will always be a number of stars leaving prior to their senior seasons.

In all, 33 players from the league submitted their paperwork to the NFL for early entry into the draft.  More could have changed their mind at the last minute, but for now we know of 33.  That number includes former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu who did not play with the Tigers in 2012 due to a suspension.



DJ Fluker, OT

Eddie Lacy, RB

Dee Milliner, CB



Alvin Bailey, OG

Knile Davis, RB



Corey Lemonier, DE



Matt Elam, S

Sharrif Floyd, DT

Jelani Jenkins, LB

Jordan Reed, TE



Kwame Geathers, DT

Jarvis Jones, LB

Alec Ogletree, LB




LSU — 11

Chris Faulk, OT

Michael Ford, RB

Bennie Logan, DT

Tyrann Mathieu, CB (already off team)

Barkevious Mingo, DE

Kevin Minter, LB

Sam Montgomery, DE

Eric Reid, S

Tharold Simon, CB

Spencer Ware, RB

Brad Wing, P





Sheldon Richardson, DT





Marcus Lattimore, RB

Ace Sanders, WR



Tyler Bray, QB

Justin Hunter, WR

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR

Darrington Sentimore, DT



Luke Joeckel, OT

Damontre Moore, DE



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Week 10 Phil Steele Top 25 Forecast for #18 South Carolina

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SC HC Spurrier said in his press conference that if they are going to beat Arkansas, they better play better pass defense as they gave up 300 yds to Tennessee last week and are allowing opposing QB’s to complete better than 65% against them. SC does control its own destiny in the SEC East, but has the “SEC East Championship” on deck (at FL). SC RB Lattimore rushed for a career high 184 rush yds LW (722, 4.8) after returning from inj and QB Garcia is avg 238 ypg (71%) with a 13-7 ratio and WR Jeffery leads the SEC in receiving (52, 18.0). Ark QB Mallett is avg 306 ypg, 66%, 18-7) and the Razorbacks are off a 49-14 win over Vandy in which Mallett set a UA record with 409 pass yds. Points should be plentiful in a close gm but I will go with the home team.


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