04/24/16 - Mark Walton, Fr/2019, Miami (FL), 5-10, 190 (DS#20 RB)[Newsfeed] Miami running back Mark Walton was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, leading the Hurricanes to suspend him from the team indefinitely. County records show that Walton was booked into jail late Saturday afternoon, then released a few hours later. It was unclear if he retained an attorney, and police said the investigation was continuing. "We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team," Miami athletic director Blake James said in a statement released by the university.
Meanwhile, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that part of the investigation centered around whether Walton impersonated a police officer in a separate incident earlier Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because that probe is ongoing. Walton, 19, had bloodshot and watery eyes and was slurring his speech when police stopped him early Saturday, according to the arrest affidavit. In the document, police said Walton nearly fell when asked to walk to the back of the vehicle. Breath tests showed Walton with blood-alcohol levels of 0.059 and 0.06, police said. Those are under the state thresholds for DUI for those 21 and older, but well over the Florida threshold of 0.02 for those under 21. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Hardy Nickerson, rJr/2017, Illinois, 6-0, 226 (DS#4 ILB)[Newsfeed] Cal linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. plans to transfer for his final season to play for his father at Illinois. Cal announced the younger Nickerson's plans to move as a graduate transfer in a news release Thursday. Hardy Nickerson was hired last month by new Illinois coach Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator. In the release, Nickerson called the move a "once in a lifetime opportunity to play my final year of college football for my father." Cal coach Sonny Dykes said he hates to lose Nickerson, but wishes him well. Nickerson led Cal last season with 112 tackles. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Montell Cozart, Jr/2017, Kansas, 6-2, 195 (DS#63 QB)[Newsfeed] Kansas quarterbacks Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford were granted hardship waivers Wednesday after sustaining injuries last season, giving both redshirt juniors two years of eligibility remaining. Cozart started three of the first four games before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury in a game against Iowa State. He was 66 of 105 for 752 yards with two touchdowns while running for another touchdown. Ford appeared in two games before a season-ending thumb injury. The quarterback job appears to be wide open heading into next season. Ryan Willis started when Cozart and Ford went down, but he's been dealing with a wrist injury. Young prospects Carter Stanley and Keaton Perry have also shown promise, though both were inconsistent during spring practices. Kansas opens its season Sept. 3 against Rhode Island. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Mitch Trubisky, rSo/2018, North Carolina, 6-3, 220 (DS#5 QB)[Newsfeed] Mitch Trubisky has watched from the sideline, taken a handful of key game reps and waited for his chance to take over as North Carolina's top quarterback. He's getting his first shot to earn that job through spring drills. The rising redshirt junior heads into Saturday's spring game as the front-runner to be the starter in a fast-paced offense that set program records for yards, touchdowns and overall scoring last year. "I definitely think I'm ready and I think my teammates are excited to see what I can really do with a full game and a full season," Trubisky said. "It's all about doing little things and staying healthy and taking care of my teammates and pushing every day. That's all I'm going to try to do."
Trubisky has the edge in experience considering only one other quarterback on the spring roster - rising sophomore Caleb Henderson - has thrown even one pass in a game. The 6-foot-3 native of Mentor, Ohio, has appeared in 21 games the past two seasons and is poised to take over an offense for a team coming off an 11-win season that included an Atlantic Coast Conference division championship and the program's first top-10 ranking since 1997. Still, coach Larry Fedora isn't ready to publicly commit to him as the starter just yet. "He's competing," Fedora said. "He's trying to win a starting job. You guys are the only ones that have anointed him." Trubisky completed 40 of 47 passes (85 percent) last year for 555 yards and six touchdowns to go with three rushing scores behind starter Marquise Williams. A year earlier, he threw for 459 yards, four touchdowns and four picks. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Corey Robinson, Jr/2017, Notre Dame, 6-5, 215 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson is deciding whether he will continue to play football as he deals with lingering effects from a concussion and defensive lineman Grant Blankenship is waiting to hear whether he has a future with the team after being suspended for violating unspecified team rules. Robinson, the son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, met this week with Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, a sports neurologist who specializes in concussion management and treatment, to talk about his multiple concussions, coach Brian Kelly said Friday.
"I think it was an extremely educational meeting for him. I'm very hesitant to go into the details, because I think that's a private matter for Corey. But I know this, he came back feeling really good about the meeting," Kelly said. Kelly said he expects a decision from Robinson in the next several weeks. Robinson was at practice Friday but was not in uniform as the team prepared for its spring game Saturday. He hasn't practiced since being injured during the first week of practice last month. "He understands he has to make a decision pretty quickly," Kelly said. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Tyrone Swoopes, Jr/2017, Texas, 6-3, 248 (DS#31 QB)[Newsfeed] Tyrone Swoopes has been given one chance to run the Texas offense. He's been given two. Now he's getting a third. Whether the senior can finally seize the opportunity will begin to be answered Saturday when Texas wraps spring practice with its annual scrimmage, where the Longhorns will also unveil the power-spread offense installed by new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert. Texas courted Gilbert away from Tulsa with a three-year contract and an $850,000 annual salary. What's unsaid in the deal is that it will likely be the quarterbacks - Swoopes or someone else - whose play on the field next season will lead to enough victories to justify all of that.
Coach Charlie Strong has said he is comfortable not naming a starter until the run up to the Sept. 4 season opener against Notre Dame. But he handed Swoopes the status as front-runner, even if just based on seniority, when spring practice began and that will bring some intense scrutiny from fans on Saturday. And if things look shaky, expect some quick calls for freshman Shane Buechele to take over. One of the top recruits in the country when he signed with Texas in 2013, Swoopes is 6-8 as a starter. After starting most of 2014, he lost the job to Jerrod Heard after the season-opener in 2015. Swoopes seemed to have settled into an effective role as a change-of-pace backup before Heard was injured, and Swoopes got the start in a season-ending upset win over Baylor. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Austin Allen, rSo/2018, Arkansas, 6-1, 210 (DS#19 QB)[Newsfeed] Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen has been named the starter by coach Bret Bielema as the Razorbacks near their final week of spring practice. Allen, a 6-foot-1, 208-pound junior, replaces his older brother, Brandon, who was the starting quarterback the last three seasons. Austin Allen completed 8 of 16 passes for 153 yards in limited action last season for the Razorbacks. He entered this spring as the favorite to replace his brother, and he secured that position with a 15-of-18 passing performance with three touchdowns in a scrimmage last weekend. Arkansas, which was 8-5 last season, caps its spring practice with the Red-White game on April 23. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Fred Brown, rJr/2017, Mississippi State, 6-1, 196 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] Mississippi State receiver Fred Brown has been dismissed from the university. The school released a statement confirming Brown's dismissal on Thursday, but didn't immediately provide a reason for the decision. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound senior played in all 13 games last season and caught 27 passes for 412 yards, which ranked fourth on the team. Brown was expected to have a substantial role this fall, especially after one of the team's leading receivers last season, De'Runnya Wilson, left for the NFL draft with one year of eligibility remaining. Brown's dismissal was first reported by the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger. Mississippi State has its spring game on Saturday. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Kody Walker, rSr/2017, Arkansas, 6-1, 256 (DS#999 FB)[Newsfeed] Arkansas running back Kody Walker broke his right foot during practice Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the spring, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday. Bielema says the injury required surgery, and that the sixth-year senior is expected to make a full recovery before preseason practice begins in August. The 6-foot-2, 256-pound Walker ran for 394 yards on 90 carries last season for Arkansas. He entered this spring as the Razorbacks' top healthy running back, with Rawleigh Williams not facing contact after a neck injury last season and top signee Devwah Whaley not yet on campus. Arkansas will cap its spring with the Red-White game April 23. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Deshaun Watson, So/2018, Clemson, 6-2, 210 (DS#1 QB)[Newsfeed] Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson dazzled once more, even in a game that didn't count. Watson, who led the Tigers to the Atlantic Coast Conference title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff championship game last season, threw two touchdowns in his first - and perhaps, only - spring game. Watson enrolled in January 2014, but broke a collarbone in spring drills to miss that season's game. He was rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament last year and was again on the sidelines. This time, though, a healthy and in-command Watson put on a show for the record 50,500 fans at Death Valley. "It was pretty good being around the guys and compete," Watson said. "Just get things ready.
Watson looked ready. The All-America quarterback hit Hunter Renfrow for a 47-yard gain on his first pass, and the two connected again to close the drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass. Watson, playing for both the Orange and the White teams early, followed that with a sweet, arching 61-yard pass that settled comfortably in Ray Ray McCloud's hands for a second score. The crowd stood and cheered, dreaming of bigger moments ahead. Watson went 7 of 11 for 141 yards in his brief outing as the Orange team defeated the White team 17-9. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - C.J. Beathard, rJr/2017, Iowa, 6-2, 209 (DS#2 QB)[Newsfeed] Iowa senior C.J. Beathard earned All-Big Ten honors despite being banged up for much of last season. The Hawkeyes are hoping that a healthy Beathard can blossom into one of the country's best quarterbacks this fall. Beathard, who played through a hip injury in 2015 and had surgery to repair a sports hernia in January, is back practicing with Iowa during spring workouts. Coach Kirk Ferentz said that while Beathard isn't 100 percent healthy, he's getting closer to being his old self. Iowa, which went 12-2 and reached the Rose Bowl last season, closes out spring ball with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium on April 23.
"It's tough going against your own defense. They know the offense's moves better than the offense sometimes. But he's doing well. He's better physically," Ferentz said Friday night during a public spring workout at Valley High, about 120 miles east of Iowa City. "He's doing a lot of good things, and we've got confidence that he'll play well next year." Beathard's ability to make things happen outside the pocket provided Iowa's offense a dimension it hadn't seen in years. Once he got hurt midway through last season, the Hawkeyes were forced to keep Beathard in the pocket as much as possible. But Beathard still earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, throwing for 17 touchdowns against five picks while directing an attack focused on controlling the game on the ground. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Mike Dudek, So/2018, Illinois, 5-11, 185 (DS#51 WR)[Newsfeed] Illinois receiver Mike Dudek will miss a second consecutive season after again tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Lovie Smith said Friday. Dudek will have surgery next week after tearing the ACL last Saturday in a non-contact drill, Smith said. The severity of the injury was confirmed Friday. "The game sometimes can be cruel," Smith said. "It's unfortunate. The guy worked himself pretty hard to get back in position." Dudek was not available for comment, but posted a Bible verse on Twitter feed late Friday, after Smith confirmed the news. "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go," he wrote, which is from Joshua 1:9. Dudek suffered the same injury during spring drills last April and missed the 2015 season, his sophomore year. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Luke Del Rio, rSo/2018, Florida, 6-1, 215 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Florida's quarterback competition will stretch into fall camp, but college journeyman Luke Del Rio made a strong case to be the front-runner. Del Rio completed 10 of 11 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns in Florida's spring game Friday night, leading the Blue team to a 44-6 rout of the Orange. It was a welcome sight for fans eager to see the Gators get back to their pass-efficient ways. Del Rio opened spring practice with the advantage of having been in Florida's pro-style system last season. But he did little to distance himself from graduate transfer Austin Appleby or highly touted freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask - until he got under the lights. Del Rio showed poise and pocket presence while directing four touchdown drives in front of an estimated 46,000. Appleby was 8-of-11 passing for 80 yards. Franks was 5 of 11 for 54 yards, with three interceptions. He also threw a touchdown pass on the final play of the game. Trask was 4 of 7 for 63 yards. Although the scrimmage at Florida Field provided some clarity, the competition likely won't get sorted out until August or even September. - AP Sports
04/24/16 - Dalvin Cook, So/2018, Florida State, 5-11, 202 (DS#4 RB)[Newsfeed] Florida State running back Dalvin Cook had shoulder surgery on Tuesday but should be ready for the start of preseason practices in August. Coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement on Wednesday. Fisher said that the procedure to Cook's right back labrum was to clean up some stuff that had been bothering him. Cook had surgery to the right front labrum two years ago. Fisher noted that Cook should be ready by late June. Cook, who will be a junior, set a school single-season rushing record with 1,691 yards last year and had six games of 150 yards or more. He finished seventh in Heisman balloting and should be in the mix as one of the top contenders this upcoming season. With Cook sidelined, Jacques Patrick and Ryan Green are expected to get most of the carries during Saturday's spring game in Orlando. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Will Grier, rFr/2019, West Virginia, 6-2, 203 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Suspended former Florida quarterback Will Grier is transferring to West Virginia. Grier will sit out next season to fulfill NCAA transfer rules and be eligible to play in 2017. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Grier was suspended in October for one year by the NCAA for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. He said the failed test was because of an over-the-counter supplement he used. He appealed, but the NCAA upheld the suspension. West Virginia spokesman Mike Montoro said it has yet to be determined if Grier's suspension will carry over to 2017. Grier played six games last season for the Gators as a redshirt freshman.
Before getting suspended, Grier was emerging as one of the top quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,204 yards, with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Without him, Florida's offense struggled mightily in the second half of the season. Grier had been expected to rejoin the Gators on Jan. 5. Instead, the North Carolina native decided to move on and landed at West Virginia with coach Dana Holgorsen and his spread offense. Holgorsen said in a statement Wednesday that Grier will enroll at West Virginia in May. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Saquon Barkley, Fr/2019, Penn State, 5-11, 222 (DS#3 RB)[Newsfeed] Saquon Barkley's lunging hurdle of a Buffalo safety runs on repeat inside Penn State's practice facility, alongside handfuls of other frenetic highlights the Nittany Lions running back put to tape last season. The reel continues with Barkley spinning and juking through tackles, throwing stiff-arms and shoulders to grind out a few more yards. In concludes as it began, with Barkley going airborne over incoming defenders aiming low at his massive calves. Barkley's mom isn't a fan of the technique that catapulted her son into the college football spotlight on just his seventh career carry. "She says it's risky," Barkley said. "Personally, I don't like it either. But you just get so caught up in the emotions of the game and the adrenaline you have, your heart's pumping and you feel like you can do anything. It just happens."
Following his 1,076-rushing-yard season, where his big-play ability was often the saving grace for Penn State's 105th-ranked offense, Barkley is less concerned midway through spring practice with making big plays in the moment. He's realized, to be the focal point of coordinator Joe Moorhead's offense, he'll have to develop from the all-or-nothing playmaker he was as a freshman. Barkley's explosive-play stats speak volumes - his 15 runs of 20-plus yards were 11th in the country despite playing two less games than most of the players ahead of him. But he's focusing on his 44 carries that resulted in no gains or lost yardage. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Nick Watkins, So/2018, Notre Dame, 6-0, 200 (DS#33 CB)[Newsfeed] Notre Dame cornerback Nick Watkins will miss the final two weeks of spring practice after undergoing surgery for a broken left arm. The university said Sunday the 6-foot-1, 200-pound defensive back from DeSoto, Texas, underwent successful surgery Saturday night after being injured during practice earlier in the day. He is competing for a starting job. Watkins played in 12 games last season, making his first start against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, with three tackles and a pass breakup. He played in 12 games last season, finishing with eight tackles. As a freshman in 2014, Watkins played primarily on special teams. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - James Conner, Jr/2017, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 240 (DS#2 RB)[Newsfeed] James Conner's lungs are clear. His focus, too. Less than five months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, the Pittsburgh running back can see the finish line. The cancer is retreating. His strength is returning. The relentless optimism that has fueled his fight never in doubt. "Things are falling into place now like before I even knew I had cancer," Conner said on Sunday after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the St. Louis Cardinals the 2016 Major League opener.
Conner's toss to Chris Stewart took a hop before landing in the catcher's glove as the black-clad sellout crowd at chilly PNC Park roared. The ever competitive 2014 ACC Player of the Year smacked his hands in faux frustration, the rare misstep during a journey that has thrust the 20-year-old into the unlikely role of inspirational figure. It's a job Conner didn't seek out but has hungrily accepted during his very public fight. "I tell people they can do it and help people get through things and not complain about the little things," Conner said. Including an out-of-nowhere bout with mortality. Conner was rehabbing from a torn ligament in his right knee sustained in the 2015 opener against Youngstown State when his sluggishness turned into a stunning diagnosis in late-November. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Scott Felix, rJr/2017, Southern California, 6-2, 240 (DS#11 OLB)[Newsfeed] Southern California linebacker Scott Felix has lost his final year of football eligibility after losing an appeal of his penalty for taking a banned substance. The school announced Felix had lost his appeal to the NCAA on Friday. Felix claims he took an over-the-counter supplement from a nutrition store that led to his positive test. He says he didn't consult the school's medical staff before he took the substance. Felix started 15 games for the Trojans, including 10 last season as a redshirt junior. He made 75 tackles in his USC career. He changed his last name from Starr to Felix in late 2014. USC coach Clay Helton says the school is investigating ways to allow Felix to be involved with the program this fall while he completes his theater degree. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Jerrod Heard, rFr/2019, Texas, 6-1, 200 (DS#18 QB)[Newsfeed] Texas quarterback Jerrod Heard has a minor sprain of his throwing shoulder and there is no timetable for his return, the school announced Thursday. Head Athletic Trainer Anthony Pass said Heard has started rehab for the injury. Although not considered serious, the injury could be a setback for Heard, who is competing with senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele for the starting job in new coordinator Sterlin Gilbert's offense. Swoopes is considered to be running No. 1 in spring drills. Texas opens the 2016 season at home against Notre Dame. Heard started 10 games in 2015, passing for 1,214 yards and five touchdowns, and rushing for 556 yards and three scores for the Longhorns, who finished 5-7. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Travis Rudolph, So/2018, Florida State, 6-1, 186 (DS#6 WR)[Newsfeed] Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is looking for a receiver to emerge who could make plays all the time. At the midway point of spring practice, Travis Rudolph looks like he can fill the void. "He's been playing as hard as I've seen him play since he's been here," Fisher said of Rudolph after Florida State's first scrimmage on Saturday. Rudolph led Florida State last season in receptions (59), yards (916) and touchdowns (seven), but he was also the epitome of the group's inconsistency. The junior had five receptions for 191 yards and three touchdowns in an Oct. 31 win over Syracuse and then had seven catches for 201 yards in the Peach Bowl loss to Houston. But there were also six games where he had 44 or fewer yards.
After the departures of Rashad Greene and Kelvin Benjamin the past two seasons, a consistent big-play receiver was lacking in 2015. "Last year I took plays off because I didn't think the ball wasn't coming to me. Now I don't take plays off and have to go all the time," Rudolph said. "Things are definitely going well for me right now but there is still a lot to work on." Fisher said he began to see a change in Rudolph's approach during conditioning drills. Instead of being near the back of drills, Rudolph was up front. Fisher noted that Rudolph might have been the most consistent player he had during the offseason. "He's always had talent and played well, had some really good games, but consistency is what makes great players and the way he came out in the workouts was tremendous," Fisher said. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Jonathan Ledbetter, Fr/2019, Georgia, 6-3, 252 (DS#10 DE)[Newsfeed] Georgia sophomore defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter is facing a one-game suspension following his arrest on misdemeanor alcohol charges. Coach Kirby Smart says Ledbetter apologized to the team before taking part in Tuesday's practice. Smart says Ledbetter also faces internal discipline following the arrest on charges of underage possession of alcohol and possession of a false ID. Athens-Clarke County police records show Ledbetter was released on $3,000 bond at 4:13 a.m. on Sunday, about one hour after he was booked. Smart said after Tuesday's practice Ledbetter "made a huge mistake" and embarrassed himself, his family and his team. Ledbetter, who played in seven games as a backup in 2015, will miss the Bulldogs' Sept. 3 opener against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome. - AP Sports
04/21/16 - Malik Zaire, rSo/2018, Notre Dame, 6-0, 222 (DS#13 QB)[Newsfeed] Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire doesn't try to hide his frustration to be competing for the starter's job for a third straight spring after a broken right ankle cut his season short last fall. "You just really wonder what it's going to take to finally convince people enough that I'm able to do the job," Zaire said. "I don't make the decision. I'm going to keep balling and do what I need to do." Zaire became the starter after Everett Golson transferred to Florida State and he impressed immediately by completing 19 of 22 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns in a season-opening 38-3 win over Texas. When Zaire broke his ankle a week later even coach Brian Kelly had doubts whether DeShone Kizer was ready. Kizer showed he was, though, leading the Irish to 10 victories, including a come-from-behind win against Virginia in replacing Zaire.
So Zaire finds himself in a competition with Kizer and Brandon Wimbush, who got into two games as a freshman last season. Kelly said he doesn't adhere to the theory that a starter shouldn't lose his position because of injury, saying of Zaire: "He really didn't have a body of work, where we could say, 'Well, he won the starting job.' ... I think what it's allowed him to do is that DeShone Kizer had a very good body of work, and we're opening up the competition." Zaire said in his mind the only person he's competing with is himself. "I don't compete with people. I compete with myself to get better, so I'm looking to be the best that I can be all the time and looking to be the best quarterback in the country," he said. "So I don't know what competition they feel was out there." - AP Sports
03/16/16 - Corey Clement, Jr/2017, Wisconsin, 5-10, 219 (DS#1 RB)[Newsfeed] A fresh start for Wisconsin running back Corey Clement called for a new number in spring practice. Foregoing his familiar No. 6 jersey for No. 24, Clement also has a different outlook looking ahead to his senior season as he puts the drama of 2015 behind him. "Me and Coach (Paul) Chryst are really talking about ... changing my mindset and attitude toward how I approach practice each day," Clement said after practice Tuesday. "He kind of made a joke out of it. 'Can you handle 24, because 24 is really the workload number." As in the number that used to belong to former Seattle Seahawks tailback Marshawn Lynch, who went by the nickname "Beast Mode." The Badgers certainly wouldn't mind similar results on the field, but Clement said he actually picked 24 because he wanted a number closer to the numbers for other running backs on the team.
Wisconsin's traditionally strong rushing attack figures to have depth this season, with Clement leading the way. At certain points during a roller coaster of a 2015 campaign for Clement, that didn't seem like it would be the case. He went into spring practice a year ago as the heir-apparent to record-setting tailback Melvin Gordon. Talk swirled that Clement would be next to leave early for the NFL. But the regular season started with Clement maligned by a sports hernia, with attempts to play through the injury preventing a return to full health. Surgery followed and Clement was never able to stay on the field consistently when he did come back. - AP Sports
03/16/16 - Dak Prescott, rSr/2016, Mississippi State, 6-2, 226 (DS#7 QB)[Newsfeed] Former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott took two inconclusive breathalyzer tests following a traffic stop for speeding on Saturday night. Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence in Starkville. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 11. Police records state that Prescott was pulled over at 12:31 a.m. and took two breathalyzer tests at 1:13 a.m. and 1:47 a.m. The first result was an "invalid sample" and the second was an "insufficient sample." He was released on bond "in good condition and without incident." The 6-foot-2, 226-pound Prescott is arguably the best player in Mississippi State history, rewriting the school's passing records and helping the program win a combined 19 games in his junior and senior seasons. - AP Sports