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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after his team scored during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against LSU in New Orleans. The Tigers have locked up the best recruiting class of the Dabo Swinney era, which already includes two national titles and five playoff appearances. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Top heavy: Handful of elite programs hoard most top recruits

Feb. 5, 2020 7:48 PM EST

McKinnley Jackson, a huge and talented defensive tackle from Mississippi, was one of the few five-star recruits whose college choice was a mystery coming into signing day. “I'll keep this short, simple and sweet,” Jackson said during a news conference Wednesday at George County High School in...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Miami head coach Manny Diaz calls out a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami coach Manny Diaz told The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 that he believes the Hurricanes are already better than they were when last season's 6-7 debacle ended. Diaz says the Hurricanes have improved their roster and their coaching staff, both by additions and subtractions. He also drew a parallel to the culture that the Miami Heat have stuck with in their bounceback season this year.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Diaz, Miami land top safety as rebuilding effort continues

Feb. 5, 2020 4:24 PM EST

Avantae Williams was committed to Miami three years ago, then decommitted, then seemed like he would ultimately be headed to Florida. And then he pulled off a signing-day shocker on Wednesday. Williams, the No. 2-ranked safety in the nation according to most rankings, is headed to Miami after all as a capper to a...

Virginia safety Chris Moore (7) reacts as Florida running back Lamical Perine (2) scores during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Perine leads No. 6 Gators past Virginia 36-28 in Orange Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 12:52 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lamical Perine scored on a 61-yard run in the opening minute and didn't stop until he climbed onto a platform for the postgame ceremony to receive the Orange Bowl's most valuable player trophy. Perine totaled 181 yards rushing and receiving with three touchdowns Monday to help...

Virginia  offensive tackle Ryan Nelson (54) lifts quarterback Bryce Perkins (3) as they celebrate a score during the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Perkins' brilliant Virginia run ends with Orange Bowl loss

Dec. 31, 2019 12:38 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Perkins’ last game at Virginia was a loss. It shouldn’t be how he gets remembered. Perkins’ college career ended Monday night, when the Cavaliers were defeated 36-28 by Florida at the Orange Bowl. His numbers were stellar, as usual — 28 of 40...

Virginia Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall, left, and Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen, right, pose for a photograph during a news conference for the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Florida plays Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Mario Houben)

Cavs try to take 'next step' in Orange Bowl against Gators

Dec. 29, 2019 2:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — University of Virginia junior Charles Snowden recalls that when he first arrived on campus, new acquaintances were disappointed to learn he was a linebacker rather than a power forward. “I was 6-7 and 190 pounds, real skinny," Snowden said. "And people would say, ‘Are you on the...