Truth or Fiction: Notre Dame will flip Chris Terek from Wisconsin

Rivals nationwide recruiting analyst Clint Cosgrove and nationwide recruiting analyst Ryan Wright together with Kyle Kelly of and Alec Busse of deal with three subjects and decide whether or not they imagine every assertion is FACT or FICTION.

1. Notre Dame will flip Wisconsin OL commit Chris Terek.

Chris Terek
Chris Terek (

Cosgrove’s take: FICTION. Chris Terek has all however formally stated that he wish to be at Wisconsin – with the caveat that offensive line coach Bob Bostad and interim head coach Jim Leonhard are nonetheless with the Badgers when it comes time to signal. Though the Wisconsin administration has stated there might be a nationwide seek for their subsequent head coach, this group has made a flip for the higher beneath Leonhard’s management and issues appear to be trending within the course of his interim tag being eliminated. Bostad has been a mainstay in this system and it’s possible that Leonhard would preserve him on employees within the occasion he’s employed because the full-time head coach. Ought to this occur, Terek ought to stay a Badger commit and finally signal with Wisconsin.

Kelly’s take: FICTION. For now. Whereas momentum is slowly constructing for Terek to decide on the Irish, I’m not fairly able to say they’ll flip him but. After talking with Terek, he had plenty of nice issues to say about Wisconsin, and it didn’t appear to be he would make a haste determination — and he hasn’t up to now. Nonetheless, Notre Dame is the one college he stated he’s entertaining curiosity from, which provides the Irish a authentic shot. Issue within the proximity to residence and ND’s improvement of offensive linemen, and it is sensible. Notre Dame received’t be going away, which provides the Irish to pattern towards him because the Early Signing Interval approaches. Nonetheless, I’m not able to get the spatula out but.



2. Kansas State is the group to beat for four-star operating again John Randle Jr.

Cosgrove’s take: FICTION. I lengthy thought of Kansas State because the group to beat for John Randle Jr.’s dedication, however current occasions have pointed to his recruitment stepping into a special course. Utah provided months in the past, and though Randle Jr. has been mum about his recruiting course of leaving a lot to hypothesis, a current official go to to Utah appeared to have made a significant impression on his determination and the Utes seem to have taken the motive force’s seat. I might nonetheless see Randle ending up in Manhattan as a result of Utah already having operating backs dedicated on this class, however ought to Utah make a full-court press for his pledge, I see Salt Lake Metropolis being the vacation spot for Randle Jr.

Busse’s take: FICTION. John Randle’s recruitment is a troublesome one to get a learn on as a result of he would not say a lot publicly about his intentions or the place he may be leaning. Randle does appear to have an curiosity in Utah as a result of he took an official go to. However Utah already has two tailbacks in its 2023 class, so that’s one thing to comply with. Kansas State is definitely pushing laborious, and would clearly settle for a dedication. However does Randle love Okay-State as a lot because the Wildcats love him?



Tennessee will win the SEC East.

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Hendon Hooker (USA At the moment Sports activities Pictures)

Cosgrove’s take: FACT. Heading into the season I’d have stated there may be completely zero probability of this occurring, however by seven weeks the probabilities of unseating Georgia as SEC East champs appears to be like to have turn into a sensible chance. The important thing right here is Tennessee’s offense and whereas Georgia stands out as the solely group able to slowing down its potent assault, I’m not certain that even the Bulldogs can completely shut the Vols down. Via seven video games the Georgia protection has solely given up 64 factors in whole. However, the Alabama protection that Tennessee torched for 52 factors has solely given up 69 factors in its seven video games in opposition to groups not named Tennessee. Ought to the Vols discover a option to even come near replicating the offensive output that we noticed in opposition to the Tide, Tennessee ought to have an opportunity to beat Georgia on the street and win the SEC East title.

Wright’s take: FICTION. That is the kind of faculty soccer recreation followers love. For Tennessee, its offense seemingly can’t be stopped. Averaging 50.1 factors per outing, the Volunteers have had no issues lighting up the scoreboard. However, on the opposite aspect of the sphere, Georgia has the nation’s second-rated scoring protection holding groups to 9.14 factors per recreation. Tennessee has the nation’s second-rated passing assault throwing for 368.9 yards per recreation whereas Georgia has that coated with the nation’s fifth-best move protection limiting the opposition to 163.7 yards per recreation.

The Volunteers have the misfortune of enjoying a troublesome Kentucky group first earlier than seeing UGA in Athens. Georgia will get examined in Jacksonville earlier than welcoming the Vols. Intestine examine time for each groups with the winner on the trail to the SEC Championship Sport and possible School Soccer Playoff berth.

The distinction in Sanford Stadium might be Georgia’s offense in opposition to Tennessee’s protection. The Bulldogs have the nation’s second-best whole offense whereas Tennessee’s protection is rated 102nd out of 131 FBS groups.




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