Nebraska Joining the Big-10

The University of Nebraska was given an ultimatum by the Big-12 earlier this week.  They had until Friday to decide whether to stay in the conference or go.  Official word came early Friday afternoon that Nebraska decided to go.  A few hours later their application to join the Big-10 was officially accepted and approved by the Big-10 Conference.  Nebraska is set to join the conference on July 1, 2011 and they may not be the only team leaving for the Big-10.  Word came Thursday that Colorado left the Big-12 for the Pac-10 and with the conference losing 2 teams in two days others in the conference may be prepared to bail as well.  The University of Missouri has already expressed interest in joining the Big-10 a few weeks ago but the Big-10 would probably only be interested if it decided to expand to 16 teams.  Also Big-12 powerhouse Texas stated Friday that the University of Texas will wait and see what happens in the coming weeks to the Big-12 Conference and then they will evaluate their options. 

Keep checking back with MSZ for more on the new look for the Big-10 Conference.


Quinton Alston commits to Pitt

According to Matt Alkire at Scout.com Quinton Alston has verbally committed to being  Pitt Panther!!  Quinton is still on campus at Pitt as we speak and we will catch up with him once he is done!

Congrats to Quinton!


Wed Recruiting Tidbit:

CB Kyshoen Jarrett from East Stroudsburg HS has recieved two more offers. The latest offers comes from Wisconsin and close-to-home Penn State.  Kyshoen is now up to 15 offers.

Here is the latest interview conducted by Michigan Sports Zone with Kyshoen

MSZ interview with Kyshoen

2011 LB Andre Hodge performing at Pro Stars Combine and more

Andre Hodge is a LB from Matawan HS, NJ that has been flying underneath-the-radar for a while now.  He has been hearing from a lot of schools from the D1 and D1AA level.  Some D1 schools that Andre is talking with and highly interested in are; Maryland, Temple, Penn State, Michigan, West Virginia, Pitt, and Connecticut.  Andre is a natural athlete and a hard-hitting LB.  He is working hard this off season to get ready for another great football season. 

He plans on attending camps at Temple, UConn, Penn State, Holy Cross and Columbia. 

Also here is a more clear version of Andres highlight tape:



Video of 2012 Prospect Solomon Simpkins and Cassius Williams and more...

From the Pro Stars Football Combine at the SportsZoneNJ complex video of Solomon Simpkins, Cassius Williams and other prospects. The voice in the beginning of the video is of former NFL player Jay Bellamy. There were also coaches on hand from both the NFL and Collegiate levels.

MSZ Interview with 2012 DB/RB Solomon Simpkins

For Solomon the Pro Stars Football Combine at the SportsZoneNJ Complex was an opportunity to showcase his skills.  Solomon did a great job covering receivers and ran a 4.4, 40 Yard-dash.  With more great outings at combines and events Solomons name will quickly circulate around the recruiting world. 

Solomon is from Matawan HS in New Jersey.  He is working hard this off season, determined to make an impact on the field in the fall.  We will have more about Solomon soon. 

For more information about Pro Stars Football Combines or about SportsZoneNJ please go to the links on the right side of the page