Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Four-star safety Braxton Myers commits to Trojans

    CBS Sports "USC added a big-time commitment on Monday as four-star safety Braxton Myers committed to the Trojans on CBS Sports HQ. Myers, the son of former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Michael Myers and a junior at Coppell (Texas) High School, committed to USC over offers from Arkansas,..." May 17

  • Why Jordan Addison should turn down USC and Texas for Alabama

    Saturday Down South "Say what you want about the future of college football. Say that it’s doomed because of NIL and the transfer portal. Say that it’ll forever be tarnished by the all-important desire to make a buck. Say that we’ve gone past the point of no return with..." May 17

  • Lincoln Riley, USC and the ‘million different things’ to do when a new coach comes to town

    The Athletic "Dennis Simmons had just pulled into the parking lot at Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium to begin work on Sunday morning, Nov. 28, after Oklahoma lost to Oklahoma State 37-33, when he got a call from his boss, Lincoln Riley. The head coach informed his receivers coach of the past seven seasons..." May 17

  • JUCO DL Sekai Afoa-Asoau commits to Washington Huskies

    Seattle Times "Sekai Asoau-Afoa has come full circle. The College of San Mateo edge rusher — who hails from Tacoma and attended Fife High School — announced a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday evening. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder will arrive this summer and has three years to play..." May 17

  • Arizona State DL Stanley Lambert arrested on DUI-related charges in connection with fatal accident

    New York Post "An Arizona State University football player allegedly struck and killed a 23-year-old New Jersey woman while driving drunk in Scottsdale, police said. Stanley Lambert, a 22-year-old defensive end for the Sun Devils, was slapped with two DUI-related charges after he fatally hit Norah..." May 09

  • Washington adds commitment from 3-star LB Deven Bryant

    The Athletic "Deven Bryant, a three-star linebacker prospect from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, announced a commitment to Washington on Sunday. He becomes the third player to commit to the Huskies in the 2023 class. Listed at 6 feet and 210 pounds, Bryant also reports offers from Oregon,..." May 09

  • Ex-Vanderbilt WR Cam Johnson commits to Sun Devils

    247 Sports "Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Cam Johnson has a new college home. Johnson announced his intentions to play for Arizona State in 2022 after entering the NCAA transfer portal back in November. It took awhile, but the former four-star recruit finally made his decision. Johnson played..." May 07

  • Wisconsin to land former Utah safety Kamo'i Latu via transfer

    The Athletic "Former Utah safety Kamo'i Latu, who entered the transfer portal last week, announced his commitment to Wisconsin on Friday. Latu had been on campus visiting this week. Latu played in all 14 games for Utah last season and recorded 19 tackles with three pass breakups. He earned..." May 07

  • Doug Brenner Loses $100M Lawsuit Against NCAA, Reaches $500K Settlement with Oregon

    Bleacher Report "Former Oregon offensive lineman Doug Brenner will not receive any of the $100 million he was seeking in a lawsuit against the NCAA despite a jury finding the college athletics governing body guilty of negligence, according to ESPN's Heather Dinich. Brenner was seeking damages..." May 07

  • Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi praises Kedon Slovis using transfer portal 'the right way' amid Jordan Addison saga

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh has been positioned as the center of the transfer portal world this week after star wide receiver and 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison announced that he is on the market. USC quickly emerged as a potential landing spot, and a phone call was..." May 06

  • Florida Quarterback Emory Jones Commits to Arizona State Ahead of 2022 Season

    The Spun "Former Florida quarterback Emory Jones is heading to the Pac-12. According to ESPN insider Pete Thamel, Jones has committed to Arizona State.  Jones has two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play this season for the Sun Devils.  Arizona State..." May 05

  • Former USC WR Bru McCoy commits to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Former USC wideout Bru McCoy announced his commitment to Tuesday evening.  McCoy entered the transfer portal back in mid January and the Vols immediately reached out. McCoy took an official visit in March and since then, it always seemed like more a matter of when, not..." May 04

  • Pitt's Jordan Addison to Officially Enter Transfer Portal amid USC Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Amid rumors he could be going to USC, star wide receiver Jordan Addison is reportedly going to enter the transfer portal.  Per ESPN's Pete Thamel, Addison's name is "expected to officially appear" in the portal on Tuesday afternoon.  " May 03

  • WR Jurrion Dickey commits to Oregon

    247 Sports "San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian receiver Jurrion Dickey is headed to the Pac-12 North. Dickey just announced his commitment to Oregon moments ago on CBS Sports HQ. And in the process, the Ducks have landed their second Top247 receiver since Junior Adams arrived..." May 03

  • USC lands 3-star safety Christian Pierce

    The Athletic "USC landed a commitment from three-star safety Christian Pierce on Sunday, making Pierce the sixth member of the Trojans’ 2023 recruiting class. The Rancho Cucamonga standout is the No. 594 overall recruit in the country and rated as the No. 49 safety. Pierce chose USC over..." May 02

  • Pat Narduzzi furious with Lincoln Riley over reported transfer

    Larry Brown Sports "The overhaul of NCAA rules regarding transfers and NIL rights has led to a lot of new issues for coaches to deal with. It may also spark at least one high-level coaching feud. Reports indicated Friday that Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison is considering a transfer, with USC among the..." April 30

  • Bob Stoops: Lincoln Riley 'Didn't Invent' Oklahoma Football, Backs Program's Future

    Bleacher Report "Lincoln Riley was Bob Stoops' handpicked successor at Oklahoma, but the Sooners coaching legend isn't too concerned about his protege's departure. "Lincoln Riley didn't invent OU football," Stoops said Tuesday when being honored by the Oklahoma..." April 26

  • Iowa State transfer offensive lineman Joey Ramos commits to Arizona State

    The Athletic "Arizona State on Monday brought in another reinforcement for its offensive line, securing a commitment from Iowa State transfer Joey Ramos. A product of Deer Valley High in Glendale, Ariz., Ramos played three seasons at Iowa State, earning five starts. Most of his time came on special..." April 25

  • Expectations for USC football in 2022: Can Lincoln Riley lead Trojans to Pac-12 title, CFP in debut season?

    CBS Sports "USC made one of the splashiest college football coaching hires in recent history last November, poaching Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma after he posted a 55-10 mark in five seasons. After such a universally lauded hire on the heels of a 4-8 season, hype is radiating out of Los..." April 22

  • Arizona State linebacker Eric Gentry, receiver Ricky Pearsall enter portal

    Sportsnaut "The exodus continues at Arizona State, with standout linebacker Eric Gentry and wide receiver Ricky Pearsall entering the transfer portal. The number of Sun Devils players in the portal this offseason now stands at 12, The Athletic reported Thursday. Gentry played in 13..." April 21

  • USC coach Lincoln Riley pens letter to Oklahoma fans, explains abruptly leaving Sooners to Trojans

    CBS Sports "Nearly five months after his stunning decision to leave Oklahoma for USC, Lincoln Riley has penned an open letter to Sooners fans in the Players' Tribune explaining his decision to leave the storied Big 12 program for the West Coast. After sharing several of his best memories from..." April 20

  • Five-star 2022 offensive lineman Josh Conerly Jr. commits to Oregon over USC

    The Athletic "Rainier Beach (Wash.) five-star 2022 offensive lineman Josh Conerly Jr. committed to Oregon on Friday night, giving new Ducks coach Dan Lanning a significant victory on the recruiting trail. Oregon beat out USC, Miami, Michigan and Oklahoma, among others, for Conerly — the No. 15 overall..." April 09

  • Utah reveals custom hand-painted helmets to honor fallen teammates Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe

    CBS Sports "Last year, Utah dedicated its 2021 season to honoring two teammates, Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe, who passed away within a year of one another. That commitment to the pair will continue in 2022. At some point during the upcoming season, the Utes will wear custom, hand-painted helmets honoring..." April 06

  • Washington adds Nebraska transfer Will Nixon to wide receiving corps

    The Athletic "Will Nixon, a receiver transfer from Nebraska, announced a commitment to Washington on Wednesday. The three-star prospect has four seasons of eligibility remaining. A 2020 signee, Nixon sat out while injured as a true freshman and then appeared in three games for the Cornhuskers last..." April 06

  • Internal documents, text messages provide look into final days of Jimmy Lake era at Washington

    The Athletic "  When Washington athletic director Jen Cohen announced the firing of second-year head football coach Jimmy Lake on Nov. 14, she cited “a multitude of things” and not one incident — not even the sideline altercation with walk-on linebacker Ruperake..." March 29

  • Brenden Rice details leaving Colorado, following in father Jerry Rice's footsteps

    247 Sports "When Brenden Rice entered the transfer portal, he was still thinking about returning to Colorado. Fifteen minutes later, new USC coach Lincoln Riley gave the wide receiver a phone call. Everything changed. Brenden, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, knew right..." March 26

  • Bru McCoy Is Having An Official Visit at Tennessee

    Larry Brown Sports "Bru McCoy never lived up to his potential at USC, but the promising wide receiver is hoping to revive his collegiate career elsewhere. McCoy, who is in the transfer portal, is taking an official visit to Tennessee this week weekend, according to Chris Hummer of 247Sports. " March 25

  • USC wide receivers coach Dave Nichol dead at 45

    247 Sports "In tragic news surrounding the USC football program, wide receivers coach Dave Nichol is dead, the Trojans said Friday. Nichol was just 45 years old. Earlier this week, Nichol was ruled out indefinitely due to a private medical manner and Luke Huard took over as..." March 25

  • USC eyes return to glory under Lincoln Riley with superstar transfers tasked to lead quick turnaround

    CBS Sports "No college football team in the country has more intrigue surrounding its program during the spring practice schedule than USC as new coach Lincoln Riley begins the on-field effort of restoring glory to a program where the expectations include championships. The results in that..." March 22

  • Ole Miss football: QB Jaxson Dart drops hype video for spring practice

    247 Sports "Ole Miss football quarterback Jaxson Dart enters his first spring practice with the Rebels this week in competition with Luke Altmyer for the starting job this season following the program's 10-win campaign under outgoing signal caller Matt..." March 19