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Arizona State wide receiver Ellis Jefferson announced on Instagram that he'll be transferring to Houston for his senior season. "Being the first Jefferson in my family to go to college and also get a degree was the biggest achievement in my life so far. With my last year of eligibility I'll be going to The University of Houston. Thank you ASU." Jefferson recorded 25 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns in his three seasons with the Sun Devils. (Photo credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston picking up a graduate transfer from the SEC: Texas A&M defensive lineman Reggie Chevis told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he will spend his final year of eligibility with the Cougars. Chevis arrived in 2013 as a 4-star linebacker but was later converted to defensive line. The 6-2, 295-pound Chevis played in all 13 games for the Aggies in 2016, recording 25 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. Chevis graduates this month and will be eligible to play at Houston immediately.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens take the first edge rusher in the second round in selecting Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, one of the most explosive players in this draft. Bowser totaled 8.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in just eight games last season. He's a former high school and college basketball player who is considered a work in progress. Baltimore needed to upgrade the pass rush after finishing 24th in the league with 31 sacks last season. Once again, it's defense, defense, defense this offseason for the Ravens.

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38dSam Khan Jr.

How Major Applewhite plans to keep Houston rolling

The specter of Tom Herman. The expectations of antsy boosters. The reality of life as a Group of 5 school. Major Applewhite has plenty of challenges at Houston, but he's meeting them head on.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Clemson cornerback and grad transfer Adrian Baker says he is down to three schools: UCF, Houston and Oklahoma State. Baker, who started three games for the Tigers in 2015 before suffering a torn ACL last year, has visited all three schools and plans to make a decision in May.

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53dSteve Palazzolo

Sophomore stars: Ed Oliver

The Houston defensive tackle led the nation with nine batted passes as a true freshmen. Where does he rank among top players in his class?

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63dAndrea Adelson

High-impact transfers: QB Kyle Allen

After sitting out last season, Allen will hope to earn the starting job under new head coach Major Applewhite. While he's not guaranteed the position, Allen is the favorite to replace Greg Ward Jr.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston QB Kyle Allen, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas A&M, said he has grown a lot during that time. "It was a year I needed. I don't think I was mature enough my freshman and sophomore year."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

After his first practice of this spring, Houston QB Kyle Allen says he's learned a lot about the intricacies of his position from new coach Major Applewhite, a former college QB himself.

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80dSteve Muench and Kevin Weidl

Who are risers of NFL combine Day 3?

Tyus Bowser is among them, displaying fluidity on Sunday in Indianapolis that probably surprised at least some evaluators given his build.

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104dAdam Rittenberg

Five defensive players who could win the Heisman Trophy

Tackling quarterbacks and running backs on the field is hard enough. Prying the Heisman from their grasp is nearly impossible. But is this the year a defensive player gets to strike the pose?

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Grading the best of the rest

Notre Dame took the sting off a subpar season by winning big on national signing day, but the Irish weren't the only team from outside of the Power 5 conferences to score on the recruiting trail.

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119dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

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Team National win NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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Ed Oliver is just getting started

Oliver was the only freshman to earn AP first-team All-American honors in 2016. He finished third nationally with 23 tackles for loss, including five sacks. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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Forgettable bowl season for American

South Florida and Tulsa were the only AAC teams to win bowl games this season. The conference finishes with a 2-5 record, fourth among Group of 5 conferences.

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147dBrett McMurphy

Group of 5 schools considering own playoff

A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I just spoke with Brian Johnson, who confirmed he's headed to Houston as offensive coordinator. Johnson, a Baytown, Texas native who had been Mississippi State's quarterbacks coach, will be Houston's offensive play-caller on Major Applewhite's staff. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire.

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