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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's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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