College updates

By | May 7, 2017

SC LB cleared in bar fight; ex-Irish QB close to picking next school hilite college football notes … South Carolina LB Skai Moore, along with junior WR Deebo Samuel, have been cleared by local police from any involvement in a bar fight last weekend after reviewing video evidence. Local police determined that while Moore was at the bar, he was not involved in the fight, while Samuel was not in the bar at the time of the assault. Moore led the Gamecocks in tackles during his first three seasons with the program, but did not play in 2016 after undergoing neck fusion surgery. Meanwhile, Samuel led the team with 59 receptions and 783 yards last fall. Both are considered to have 3rd day potential for the 2018 draft draft … Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire who is transferring may announce his next stop on May 19th. Zaire who was thought to be the heir apparent at Notre Dame before being supplanted by DeShone Kizer is believed to be down to between Texas, Wisconsin and Harvard. And while those three schools aren’t quite in the same league when it comes to either football or academics, Zaire was a good student majoring in theater arts and peace studies at Notre Dame. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately at his new school … The immediate football future of emerging Arkansas junior RB Rawleigh Williams is on hold after he suffered a potential career-altering neck injury during the Hogs’ spring game. Williams and his family will meet with doctors and team personnel later this week to discuss his playing future. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder previously underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2015, but bounced back last year when he rushed for over 1,300 yards and 12 TDs … Michigan State DE Demetrius Cooper, a second-tier prospect for the 2018 draft, will appear in court later this week to answer a charge that he violated the terms of a plea bargain he made in response to a misdemeanor assault and battery charge last year. Cooper was arrested last November when police alleged Cooper spit in a parking officer’s face when the officer attempted to issue him a ticket. One of the conditions of the agreement was that Cooper not consume alcohol, but the state alleges that he did.