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247Sports Ranks Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy Over Trevor Lawrence, Justyn Ross As Top QB/WR Combo

first_imgJerry Jeudy catches a pass during the national championship game.SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide catches a 62 yard touchdown reception thrown by Tua Tagovailoa #13 against the Clemson Tigers during the first quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Whether it is a Top 25 poll, recruiting, coaching, or quarterback rankings, this off-season virtually everything ultimately comes down to Clemson vs. Alabama.That shouldn’t surprise. Dabo Swinney has elevated his program to Alabama’s level, beating the Crimson Tide in two of the last three national title games.247Sports put out a ranking of the best quarterback/wide receiver combinations in the country. You can probably guess how it shakes out.Like so many other categories in college football, Alabama and Clemson finished Nos. 1 and 2 in best quarterback/wide receiver combo.In this list, it is Alabama that comes out on top, with the impressive pitch-and-catch duo of Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy. Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy may be the scariest returning quarterback-wide receiver duo in the country. Tagovailoa was the 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up, while Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s best wide receiver). The combination of Jeudy’s elite speed and route running make him an easy target for a quarterback with Tagovailoa’s accuracy. That was on display for much of the 2019 season, as Jeudy finished with 14 touchdowns and 1,315 yards on 68 catches. The junior is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and that puts tremendous pressure on defensive backs.Jeudy was the clear No. 1 threat for the Crimson Tide. The Tigers may actually be a little deeper, with Tee Higgins joining Justyn Ross on the outside. Ross got the nod here.True freshmen Trevor Lawrence and Justyn Ross both lived up to their 247Sports Composite rankings last season. Lawrence was the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2018, and the quarterback quickly took over the starting role from incumbent Kelly Bryant, who is now at Missouri after transferring. Lawrence became just the second true freshman starting quarterback to lead his team to a national championship. Ross, the class of 2018’s No. 1 player in Alabama, was also a major key to Clemson’s 15-0 season. After totaling just one game over 100 yards receiving during the team’s first 13 games, Ross caught 12 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns during the College Football Playoff. Rising junior Tee Higgins (12 touchdowns) actually led the Tigers in receiving until Ross’ outburst in the playoff, but we should expect Ross to have big games throughout the entire season in 2019.The rest of the list is a very interesting one, featuring some much smaller programs and names that college football fans may not be super familiar with. At No. 3, we have a Conference USA program.3. Mason Fine/Rico Bussey Jr. (North Texas) 4. Justin Herbert/Juwan Johnson (Oregon) 5. Jalen Hurts/Ceedee Lamb (Oklahoma) 6. Sam Ehlinger/Collin Johnson (Texas) 7. Cole McDonald/Cedric Byrd (Hawaii) 8. JT Daniels/Amon-Ra St. Brown (USC) 9. Ian Book/Chase Claypool (Notre Dame) 10. Jake Fromm/Demetris Robertson (Georgia)Head to 247Sports for the full list.last_img read more

Modern Surf Style: Isaora + Meyerhoffer

first_img An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer When thinking about surf style, images of tropical graphics and bright pineapple-y colors may pass though your mind. If so, you’re not that far off. That’s about how creative most designers get when they touch on the genre (a little dated in our opinion). Not so with the collaboration between Thomas Meyerhoffer, one of our generation’s most influential surfboard designers and Isaora, an up and coming NYC based brand who, in a few short years, have garnered a loyal fan base with their city-styled technical apparel. Called SUR FOR WRD the collection strikes a sweet spot between casual summer beach style and performance.Each piece may appear minimal to the eye, but there are hidden treasures. “Integrated technical details like the panels of schoeller®-dryskin tech fabric used under the arm panel [of the sweatshirts and hoodies] to help deal with the wax when carrying the boards. The same fabric is used on the seat of one of our sweatpants, keeping you dry and more comfortable while you to sit on rocks checking the surf,” Meyerhoffer explains.Do you need to surf to wear it? No, not really. It may be a refined vision of surfwear that boarders will appreciate, but it’s also a beach-y take on what’s currently happening in stylish corners of cityBstreet style. There’s a color blocking story that’s reminiscent of what designers showed on the runway for this season, the shorts are cut to ever-more appropriate mid-thigh length and the fits on the hoodies and sweats are neither fashion victim tight or gangsta-baggy. And—there are no played out graphics.But if you do surf, you’ll want to know that Meyerhoffer has created a special board called the SLIP IN. Already it’s being called one of his most radical designs. “It’s a single fin and trims like one, but it turns more like a thruster with the negative cut in the tail. You can adjust how radical you want to be by moving your back foot. We won best in show at Boardroom last October and have seen a lot of orders come through since,” says Meyerhoffer. Aesthetically, the board matches the collection. It’s not ostentatious, expected or at all overdone.The collection and the Slip In Surfboard are currently available at isaora.com An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Editors’ Recommendations The 13 Best Stephen King Books, Rankedlast_img read more