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National Signing Day 2017: All-Name Team

National Signing Day 2017: All-Name Team

National Signing Day, college football's marquee offseason date took place on Wednesday, with some of the top high school recruits in the country determining which program they will play college football for.

National Signing Day is a circus, of sorts, with coaches shucking and jiving to get recruits to flip at the last moment, and high schoolers going out of their way to garner attention like they've never seen before.

But one of the best aspects of National Signing Day is rather simple: The names.

There are over 110 FBS-level football teams and over 50 players per team, which means a lot of player names. With every passing eyar, we get a new batch of ridiculously named recruits.

Here is what we got for 2017.

Before we get to the FBS-level, we have to point out three names from the FCS ranks.

Kobe Buffalomeat, OL - Illinois State: KOBE BUFFALOMEAT. There are great names, and then there is this. Families don't have much say in a last name, and when you're given "Buffalomeat" as a last name, you roll with it. Naming your son Kobe is the definition of rolling with it.

Ye'Majesty Sanders, OL - Jacksonville State: Add this to the list of all-time greats like Captain Munnerlyn, Admiral Schofield, and SirValiant Brown. This is a football player that is always greeted with respect.

Octavius Pringle, DT - Coastal Carolina: He's got a first name of a Bond movie villain and a last name of a potato chip brand. This is good parenting.

 

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And with that, meet the National Signing Day 2017 All-Name Team.

Briggs Bourgeois, K - Southern Mississippi

Trevor Brohard, LB - New Mexico State: Brohard or brohome. That's what I always say.

Jaeger Bull, TE - Rice: How is he not a fullback? This is the most fullback name of all time. 

LaTrell Bumphus, DE - Tennessee

K'Lavon Chaisson, DE - LSU

DeeJay Dallas, CB - Miami: The last thing Miami needs in another DJ.

Fa'avae Fa'avae, LB - Washington State: A Fa'name so nice, they Fa'named him twice.

WyDale Flott & Bubba Fludd, CBs - Southern Mississippi: The next generation of Conference USA shutdown corners OR rogue squadron Leaders in the next Star Wars movie.

Hezekiah Grimsley, WR - Virginia Tech

Addison Gumbs, DE - Oklahoma

Griffin Hammer, TE - Colorado State

Kendarian Handy-Holly, DB - Minnesota

Mac Hippenhammer, WR - Penn State

My-King Johnson, DE - Arizona: Not to be confused with Your-King Jackson.

Cutter Leftwich, OL - UTEP

Deommodore Lenoir, CB - Oregon - It's not a real first name and it rhymes. +1 for creativity.

Rocky Lombardi, QB - Michigan State: Deceptive speed. Son of coach. Full of intangibles.  Gymrat. 

Dazz Newsome, CB - North Carolina

Kalil Pimpleton, WR - Virginia Tech

Charleston Rambo, WR - Oklahoma

Rutger Reitmaier, DT - Oregon: At least he doesn't go to Rutgers. So there's that.

Savon Scarver, WR - Utah State

Osiris St. Brown, WR - Stanford: Chose the Cardinal over playing under the shadow of brother Equinameous at Notre Dame. No, I didn't just make that up.

Ameer Speed, CB - Georgia: Thank goodness he's a cornerback. You can't be an an offensive lineman if your last name is Speed.

John Stamos, LB - Navy: Future Admiral First Class Uncle Jesse

Lyndarious Strange, DB - Louisville

Cordavien Suggs, OL - Mississippi State

Luiji Vilain, DE - Michigan: If his name isn't pronounced "Luigi Villain," we've all lost. 

D'Najee Whosendove, ATH - TBD: When your last name is WHOSENDOVE, it doesn't matter what your first name. 

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Maryland rolls to 96-43 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore

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Maryland rolls to 96-43 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Anthony Cowan had 16 points and nine rebounds, Jared Nickens scored 15 and Maryland opened its home schedule with a 96-43 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Sunday night.

Cowan scored eight points in a 17-0 run that gave the Terrapins (2-0) a 43-15 lead late in the first half. The 6-foot sophomore had 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block before halftime.

Nickens made all five of his shots, including four from beyond the arc. Dion Wiley finished with 14 points and freshman Darryl Morsell added 12.

Coming off a comfortable win over Stony Brook on Friday, Maryland yielded the game's first basket before Wiley drilled successive 3-pointers to spark a 12-0 run.

Maryland shot 70 percent (14 for 20) from the floor in the first half and forced nine turnovers, including four by freshman Cameron Bacote.

Bacote led UMES (1-1) with 18 points. He had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawks' opener against Valley Forge.

BIG PICTURE

UMES: Games like this make money for the program and help the Hawks get ready for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference slate. The UMES schedule includes road games against Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Iowa State and Creighton before league play begins in 2018.

Maryland: The Terrapins put five players in double figures for the second game in a row. Justin Jackson and Kevin Huerter are expected to be the go-to scorers this season, but they've not been needed thus far. Maryland will need that kind of balance when the competition gets tougher.

NOT A RIVALRY

The Terrapins are 18-0 against UMES in a series that began in 1979. This was the first game between the teams since 2015.

UP NEXT

UMES: Travels to St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night.

Maryland: Hosts Butler on Wednesday night in the second of four straight home games.

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No. 21 Michigan dominates Maryland in 1st half in 35-10 win

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No. 21 Michigan dominates Maryland in 1st half in 35-10 win

COLLEGE PARK, Md.  -- Brandon Peters threw two touchdown passes, Chris Evans ran for two scores and No. 21 Michigan dominated Maryland in the first half in a 35-10 victory Saturday.

The Wolverines (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) have won three straight. The Terrapins (4-6, 2-5) have lost five of six.

Before the second quarter was halfway over, Michigan had a 28-0 lead thanks to Peters' passing and some madcap miscues by Maryland.

Peters threw touchdown passes of 33 yards to Zach Gentry and 3 yards to Sean McKeon. Henry Poggi and Evans ran for scores. Evans, who scored from a yard out in the second quarter, added a 17-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

The Terrapins started their fourth quarterback of the season, Myles Brand, but unlike the previous three, couldn't come close to engineering a win. Brand was 16 for 35 for 136 yards.

In one particularly embarrassing sequence, Lorenzo Harrison badly overthrew Brand with lots of running room ahead of the quarterback, and three plays later, caught a pass from Brand and managed to lose 14 yards.

Trailing 14-0, Maryland tried a fake punt from its own 30. After Jaquille Veii gained just 3 yards and turned the ball over to Michigan, the Wolverines immediately scored on the 33-yard pass from Peters to Gentry.

After a 29-yard pass to Taivon Jacobs was overturned by replay, Michigan blocked Wade Lees' punt. Two plays later, Peters hit McKeon for a 3-yard pass, and the Wolverines' lead was 28-0 with 8:21 to play in the first half.

In the second half, Maryland scored on a 20-yard field goal by Henry Darmstadter and a 10-yard pass from Brand to Jacobs.