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Caleb Lomu Earns UCLA Football Offer as Bruins Continue to Target Offensive Tackles

The Bruins are officially targeting a fast-rising lineman who has already picked up a lot of attention on the recruiting trail this offseason.

Class of 2023 offensive tackle Caleb Lomu picked up an offer from UCLA football on Friday, he announced on Twitter. The Highland High School (AZ) product comes in at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds and is fresh off a breakout season that helped him put his name on the map.

Lomu is also sitting on offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, BYU, Cal, Indiana, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington and Washington State.

While Lomu had unofficially visited Arizona and BYU early last fall, he did not have a single Power Five offer heading into his junior season.

Northern Arizona and UNLV offered Lomu last summer, then Arizona and Arizona State sent theirs in September and December, respectively. The offers really

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Aidan Hall Commits to Iowa Football

Aidan Hall announced on social media Saturday that he was verbally committing to Iowa Football. The Harlan (IA) High Athlete became the Hawkeyes’ ninth known verbal pledge in the 2023 Recruiting Class. 

Iowa offered Hall a scholarship on May 13. He spoke with HN about that opportunity. 

“I chose Iowa due to my relationship with the coaching staff, them being able to put guys in the NFL and also being a Hawkeye fan growing up,” Hall told HN after his commitment.

Hall (6-2, 200) also reported scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, Fordham, Illinois State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Iowa State and Kansas State were showing interest. 

“Now was the time to commit because I wanted to get the recruiting process over with and get it off my chest. The process is long and can be very stressful at times. It

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Nick Saban responds to accusations of Alabama football tampering with Tyler Harrell

BIRMING — With the transfer portal creating free agency of sorts in college football, discussions of whether tampering has been involved have been prevalent.

Louisville coach Scott Satterfield recently told 247Sports he believes tampering occurred with receiver Tyler Harrell who announced this spring he would be transferring to Alabama. But there’s not much Satterfield said he can prove.

Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked about those comments Wednesday ahead of playing in the Regions Tradition Pro-Am at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

“We don’t tamper with anybody,” Saban said. “I don’t know of anything or anybody that tampered with him. I don’t really know that anybody has tampered with our players. I just think that sometimes when things happen, it makes you wonder. I’m not making any accusations against anybody that has done anything with our players, and I don’t have any knowledge of anybody that has done anything with

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ACC commissioner Jim Phillips discusses scheduling model and whether college football should ‘do something different’

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Jim Phillips put a public bow on his first spring meetings as ACC commissioner Wednesday, meeting with reporters at the Ritz-Carlton a day early before heading to the Chicago area Thursday for his son’s graduation from Notre Dame.

No, Phillips did not gift Luke — a sprinter on the Irish’s track and field team — news of his school joining his father’s conference full-time in football. That conversation is barely even a conversation anymore, with both sides having long made their stances clear and with so many other pressing issues for the league address amid a climate of change in college sports.

Here are the four biggest direct topics that Phillips hit on during his nearly 40-minute session with the media.

1. Does college football need the NCAA?

Phillips, who sits on the NCAA’s transformation committee, was asked a question about whether he envisions a break-off

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