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January 1, 2008
SAN ANTONIO – Rivals.com looks at the top five news items from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in the Daily Rewind. Each day Rivals.com will breakdown the biggest news, player injuries and updated recruiting news in a compact and easy to digest format. The game will be played at 1 p.m. EST on Jan. 5 and broadcasted live on NBC. Players practices began on Monday and will continue throughout the week.
1) BRYANT MUM
Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln defensive back T.J. Bryant is one of the most talked about prospects in the country, but the four-star prospect won't be doing any talking this week. Bryant, who is looking at Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, USC and Tennessee, told Rivals.com that he won't be doing interviews this week with anybody. He also said he will reduce his list "after he returns from the game."
2) AGHAYERE NOT SOLID?
Rivals.com national analyst Mike Farrell reported on Tuesday that Chancey Aghayere is done with visits, but he is now torn between Florida and LSU and will probably wait until Signing Day to make a final decision. An ex-teammate from Garland, Texas, is recruiting him to Florida – likely Brandon Antwine – and he is listening.
3) ROBINSON DOWN TO TWO?
Farrell also broke the news that Rivals100 athlete Gerell Robinson is down to Arizona State and Notre Dame. Both Texas and Oklahoma are trying to get involved, but he's not interested in going to either school. He may announce a commitment at the game, if he feels comfortable, but he hasn't decided. He has been spending a lot of time with the Notre Dame commits. Robinson also talked more with Rivals.com about his status in a chat on Tuesday afternoon.
4) DARRELL SCOTT SHOWS OUT
It took a while but Darrell Scott finally got a chance to show why he's the nation's top running back. The five-star prospect blew up late in the Tuesday afternoon practice when he finally got a chance to make some plays with his feet. He exploded around the left side on a sweep play and bolted for what would have been a touchdown. Then on a counter up the middle he blitzed through the second level and went untouched into the secondary. If Scott gets touches in the game – which he will – expect big things to happen.
5) FORSTON STILL A STUD
Defensive tackle is one of the most premium positions on the field and Marcus Forston of Miami Northwestern is proving that he's a prime-time player. He's so explosive off the line. It's almost like he knows what the snap count is better than the offensive players. He also uses his hands better than anybody else in the field.