Tuesdays with Gorney: Shopping for and promoting recruiting rumors


There are such a lot of rumors this time of 12 months as spring video games and visits devour the recruiting panorama. Right here is chatter on 10 subjects that Rivals nationwide recruiting director Adam Gorney is listening to and whether or not he buys the rumor or not on this week’s Tuesdays with Gorney.

RUMOR: USC and Nebraska are fading for five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola.

NOT BUYING IT. There isn’t any doubt that Georgia is a significant contender for the five-star quarterback and if I needed to decide at this time I’d go along with the Bulldogs. However Raiola nonetheless likes an entire lot concerning the Trojans and the Huskers in his recruitment.

Having coach Lincoln Riley and now Kliff Kingsbury on workers at USC, plus he’s tremendous acquainted with the realm since he trains in Southern California and all of the success Riley has had with quarterbacks is a large draw.

The plan Nebraska coach Matt Rhule has in place and the concept of bringing again his father’s alma mater to nationwide relevancy is taking part in an enormous position.

I’d decide Georgia proper now and the five-star may find yourself in Athens however I wouldn’t depend out the opposite two but.

MORE: Dylan Raiola’s father, Dominic, joins Gorney’s podcast



There’s a very good likelihood five-star WR Jeremiah Smith flips to Georgia.

NOT BUYING IT. I used to be simply speaking to a supply about this over the weekend and the sense I acquired was that one thing drastic must occur for the five-star receiver from Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna to flip from Ohio State.

The eventualities laid out had been coach Ryan Day getting fired if he loses to Michigan once more (which might be an absurdity based mostly on his success there), a surprisingly dangerous season or place coach Brian Hartline leaving for a head teaching job. The third one appears most definitely so it’s one thing to observe however one different to observe can be if Raiola finally ends up at Georgia, would Smith be intrigued sufficient to flip? I’m advised no, because it stands now.



RUMOR: Florida is beginning to emerge extra for five-star DE Colin Simmons.

NOT BUYING IT – YET. This nonetheless looks like a battle between LSU and Texas with a latest go to to Texas A&M additionally going very nicely and now the Aggies may grow to be an actual contender in his recruitment. The Duncanville, Texas, star defensive finish can be taking a look at Alabama and Georgia. He just lately took a go to to Florida and spent a variety of time with Florida commits DJ Lagway and Xavier Filsaime, who’re additionally from Texas.

I requested a supply about Simmons and Florida, and there have been some constructive vibes popping out of the go to however not sufficient to persuade me as soon as the post-visit excessive wears off that he results in Gainesville but.



RUMOR: Miami is changing into an actual participant for five-star DT Justin Scott.

NOT BUYING IT – YET. Did Scott love his Miami go to? Completely. Did he spend a variety of time round Miami’s wonderful workers and a ton of recruits? Sure. However this has been Notre Dame’s recruitment to lose and I’ve heard quite a few occasions that his household would like it if he stayed nearer to residence because the Chicago (In poor health.) St. Ignatius standout works by means of his recruitment.

If there’s one main risk to the Irish, it might be Georgia at this level. Every thing concerning the Miami go to went nicely and the Hurricanes are doing all the things to steal the five-star defensive lineman however I’m not but satisfied it’s going to occur.



RUMOR: Alabama or Ohio State may flip five-star Georgia pledge Peyton Woodyard.

NOT BUYING IT. After I talked to somebody near Woodyard about these “shock” visits to Ohio State and Alabama the phrase I acquired was that the five-star had by no means seen Ohio State apply and that Woodyard wished to get out and see the Buckeyes in motion. He additionally wished to get all the way down to Alabama for a similar goal since these colleges had been concerned in his recruitment for such a very long time.

However after seeing Ohio State and Alabama, Woodyard was again in Georgia for its spring recreation this previous weekend and what I’ve heard is that it’s solely strengthened his considering that the Dawgs are the proper spot for him. Ohio State nonetheless looks like the principle contender if a flip occurs however I’d be stunned if it did now.




RUMOR: 5-star WR Joshisa Dealer desires to hitch Smith in Ohio State’s recruiting class.

BUYING IT. The opposite five-star receiver at Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna is Dealer and he was again at Ohio State over the weekend. If it was utterly as much as him then my guess is he would play for the Buckeyes. Dealer is a extremely fascinating prospect as a result of there’s an argument to make that he’s an excellent higher defensive again – and he’s a five-star receiver already.

Miami can be the workforce to observe and the Hurricanes are recruiting him very arduous however Dealer did make it clear to me at OT7 Phoenix that his feedback had been misconstrued when there have been experiences that Miami was the workforce to beat. This looks like a two-team race proper now – go to Ohio State or keep residence in Coral Gables.


RUMOR: Michigan State is completed with five-star DT David Stone after coach departures.

NOT BUYING IT. Shedding go rush specialist Brandon Jordan and line of defense coach Marco Coleman undoubtedly dented Michigan State’s probabilities with Stone however after buying and selling some messages with him over the previous couple of days, it’s clear he nonetheless has a ton of affection for the Spartans.

What actually bought the Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy standout on this go to to East Lansing (he’s been there so usually I misplaced depend on what number of journeys) was a dialog he had with coach Mel Tucker. Recruits love Tucker and whereas Oklahoma is completely a significant participant and Texas A&M ought to be watched, Stone simply can’t stop Michigan State.



RUMOR: Alabama may shock on four-star DB Jordon Johnson-Rubell.

BUYING IT. Perhaps the excessive four-star security from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, who’s initially from Texas, is already a lock to the Longhorns and possibly he was simply being complimentary of the Alabama program after his go to to Tuscaloosa.

However, wow, he actually favored what he noticed in Tuscaloosa.

Will or not it’s sufficient to compel him to decide to the Crimson Tide sooner or later? Texas has to like the place it stands however possibly not as a lot after this previous weekend.

Coach Nick Saban and place coach Travaris Robinson advised Johnson-Rubell they see him within the mildew of Minkah Fitzpatrick or Brian Department and that completely struck a chord.


RUMOR: Oregon is rising big-time for four-star WR Aaron Butler.

BUYING IT. There was a time just a few months in the past that it regarded prefer it was solely a matter of time till Georgia landed Butler’s dedication and I used to be even making preparations for that inevitability. It now not feels that means.

Perhaps Georgia slowed down a tad on the four-star receiver from Calabasas, Calif., as a result of the Bulldogs have already got commitments from Ny Carr and NiTareon Tuggle with many different targets on the market. But it surely’s additionally as a result of Oregon has dramatically stepped it up with him.

Butler had an exceptional journey to Eugene over the weekend and now the Geese in all probability have the slight edge for Butler, who impressed on the latest Beneath Armour Los Angeles Camp.



RUMOR: Ny Carr may be part of teammate Landen Thomas by flipping to Florida State.

NOT BUYING IT – YET. His teammate at Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County (Landen Thomas) simply flipped from Georgia again to Florida State. Tallahassee is 90 minutes away and Athens is almost 4 hours away. The Seminoles are engaged on flipping Carr, one of many prime receivers within the 2024 class. However the individuals I talked to are nonetheless assured that Carr is locked in with the Bulldogs and his dedication goes nowhere.

Certain, unusual issues occur in recruiting on a regular basis and this one would truly make sense since his teammate goes to play for the Noles, however I nonetheless like Georgia to signal Carr. It’s one to observe, although.





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