USF recruit Sutton leads team to state title
Maurice Sutton, the 6-foot-11 center from Upper Marlboro, Md., being recruited by the Bulls, led Largo High to a Class 3A state championship Saturday, getting 19 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in an 84-58 win in the Comcast Center. You can read about it in the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun.
USF seems to be battling with Seton Hall and Connecticut as much as anyone on the recruiting trail -- Sutton is said to have USF and Seton Hall at the top of his list, the same as junior college forward Gary Flowers. Connecticut is battling the Bulls for IMG center Teeng Akol and Chicago's Steve Goins, who was scheduled to make an official campus visit to the Bulls this weekend. Other odd notes ...
-- If there's anything that stings a USF fan worse than having the school identified incorrectly, it's having it identified as UCF, as the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate did Saturday.
-- Realfootball365.com has its USF spring preview. It's fine as a from-a-distance overview, with a few lines that destroy its credibility, such as "a host of talented wide receivers compete for the go-to role surrendered by the graduating Amarri Jackson." Eh?
-- Who is the Sporting News' Russ Landle, and where is he getting his information? Landle writes that Mike Jenkins helped himself at his on-campus workout -- true -- but then writes that "Jenkins ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.4-second range, according to various scouts in attendance," which is funny, because Jenkins didn't run the 40 at all. He walked up to the starting line, waved his hands in the air to show he was sitting on the 4.38 he ran at the NFL combine. Maybe he should check with those various scouts in attendance again, just to make sure on that time, or if there was anything to be timed.
-- Speaking of Jenkins, Profootballweekly.com has a mock draft out, slotting Jenkins to go 30th to the Green Bay Packers. Other mocks have Jenkins going in the top 10, but PFW is bold enough to write that Jenkins "could be worth a gamble in this spot by a confident decision-maker such as Ted Thompson." Again, I'll go back to "Eh?" Same mock has Auburn's Patrick Lee going 31st as the fifth cornerback taken; now there's the gamble for a confident decision-maker.