Thursday, May 12, 2011

Daily Breakfast Links: 05.12.2011

*Tyler Gabbert, Blaine’s younger brother, is going to transfer from Missouri because of lack of playing time.  The red-shirt freshman is considering Arizona and Arizona State among nine other schools.  With Nick Foles and Brock Manson strongly grasping on to those teams’ starting roles, Gabbert may want to seek employment elsewhere.  [Arizona Republic]

*Of the two ESPN/ABC games that Utah landed in 2012, one is against an old rival (BYU) and other is against a forced rival (Colorado).  While the BYU game will introduce many Pac-12 fans to this storied rivalry, the Colorado game, which is being played on Black Friday, will produce immediate bragging rights to a budding match-up on a national stage. Should be interesting! [

Zach Maynard at Buffalo
*While a handful of Pac-12 schools appear to have medium interest in Kentridge HS quarterback Caleb Smith, Washington State was quick to pull the trigger, providing him with the first offer from the conference.  The 6’5”, 225 lbs has yet to be ranked by either or Rivals, but his offseason hype is certain growing. [, You Tube]

*After receiving offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Washington, three-star, quarterback prospect Travis Wilson decided to join the newest team to a BCS conference, Utah. The early offseason theft illustrates that the Utes have not hesitated in jumping head first into Pac-12 recruiting.   [Sporting News, YouTube]

*California’s quarterback Zach Maynard is getting some much deserved press today on the front page of Yahoo’s College Football site.  Can Maynard be the one to restore the Bears’ once glorious standards at QB?  After the spring, it appears he is definitely heading in that direction [Yahoo

*Four-star prospect Shane Dillon found everything he needed after his trip to Colorado.  Originally planning to make his decision in August/September, the Buffaloes unexpectedly received a commitment from the pro-style quarterback this week.  A huge recruiting win for Jon Embree.  [Rivals, YouTube]