College football notes

By | November 11, 2018

College football notebook … Michigan State RB LJ Scott, once an emerging draft prospect, has indicated he will return for a fifth season of eligibility next year by taking advantage of new NCAA redshirt rules. Scott injured an ankle in the Spartans’ second game on the season and has played sparingly since. The 6-0, 225-pound Scott is closing in on 3,000 career rushing yards, although he has yet to break 1,000 yards in any single season. At the same time, Utah junior RB Zach Moss is expected to undergo surgery to repair a torn MCL and likely will miss the rest of the season. Ironically, the knee injury reportedly occurred while Moss was getting into bed last week, but the actual condition actually stemmed from a long-standing pre-existing condition. Moss has emerged as a legitimate early to mid-round prospect for the upcoming draft as he has rushed for over 1,000 yards in nine games and was on track to break Utah’s single-season and career rushing records. Officials at Utah were fully expecting the 5-9, 215-pound Moss to enter this year’s draft and do not expect the injury to derail those plans. Meanwhile, while North Carolina State junior WR Kelvin Harmon has yet to formally announce whether he plans to enter the upcoming draft, but he did participate in the Wolfpack’s Senior Day activities with his teammates during NC State’s final home game last week. Again, while its not definitive, it is a strong sign that Harmon is strongly leaning toward entering the draft this year. The 6-2, 215-pound Harmon is on pace to exceed the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season as he emerged as star QB Ryan Finley’s go-to big-play target; he is currently ranked as the #7 WR on the GBN positional list.