Clemson gains commitment from RB
Clemson gained a commitment Friday night from nationally recruited DE Myles Murphy of Powder Springs, Georgia. They followed that up Saturday afternoon with the public acknowledgement of a commitment from highly coveted RB Kobe Pryor (6-foot, 200 pounds) of Cedartown, Georgia. Those two commitments push the Tigers’ take for 2020 to 16, six of whom are from Georgia.
Pryor actually committed to Clemson a couple of weeks ago but kept that pledge under wraps until Saturday. He also had USC, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn and LSU on his short list.
Pryor spent most of his junior season as a slot back so his carries were limited as he rushed for 960 yards and nearly 10 yards per carry.
NASCAR: No changes following crash
CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR will not recommend changes after extensively analyzing how Kyle Larson’s car got airborne during a late-lap accident and spin at Talladega Superspeedway last month.
Larson was hit by William Byron’s No. 24 car on the final lap of the race. As Larson spun, his back wheels lifted off the ground, the car’s nose crashed against the interior wall and started about a half-dozen barrel rolls before coming to a stop. Larson was not seriously hurt.
NASCAR began a breakdown of the accident to see if any alterations to race cars were necessary, senior vice president for innovation and racing development John Probst said Saturday before the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
5-star recruit commits to Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Coach Penny Hardaway has his second five-star recruit at Memphis with forward Precious Achiuwa signing his national letter of intent, giving the Tigers the No. 1 overall recruiting class.
Memphis announced Saturday that Achiuwa, who verbally committed to the Tigers on Friday, had signed his letter of intent.
The commitment from the 6-foot-9 Achiuwa bumped Memphis up to the top-rated recruiting class in the 247Sports’ composite rankings after Hardaway’s debut season as head coach at his alma mater. Achiuwa is the 14th overall player in 247Sports’ composite rankings and joins a class that also features top-rated James Wiseman.