CFS Daily Hot Reads: Friday, March 29

CFS Daily Hot Reads: Friday, March 29

Is a recruiting battle in the middle of Demarcus Walker's NCAA Clearinghouse snag?

Is a recruiting battle in the middle of Demarcus Walker’s NCAA Clearinghouse snag?

In January, DeMarcus Walker, a highly-recruited defensive end from Sandalwood High in Jacksonville, Fla., caused a stir when he flipped his commitment from Alabama to Florida State. Now, Walker is creating waves of a different kind. Earlier this week, Jimbo Fisher told the media that Walker had been flagged by the NCAA Clearninghouse. The NCAA is reportedly reviewing the possibility of a “fake class” and Walker alleged on Twitter that Alabama was responsible for tipping them off. The Bylaw Blog’s John Infante thinks its unlikely that Alabama tipped off the NCAA, but wonders if, as a byproduct of the forthcoming increase in initial eligibility requirements and growing trend of decommitments, situations like Walker’s might become a trend.

Could a disagreement over scheduling – specifically games against Mississippi State in 2013 and Florida State in 2014 – really have been enough to chase Mike Gundy away from Oklahoma State? CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler looks at just how close Gundy came to being a Tennessee Vol.

Is it hard being Johnny Manziel? Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News says that Johnny Football needs a lead off-field blocker.

Trying to shake the memories of a 4-8 season, Iowa has a simple slogan for 2013.

A former media director for the Syracuse athletics department has admitted to secretly videotaping football players and other male athletes in locker rooms.

Photo credit: Will Dickey / The Times-Union

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