Football:

  • UAB football got a commitment for 2018 in 3-star, duel-threat quarterback Dylan Hopkins. The 6-foot-2, 189 pound quarterback from Maryville, Tenn. turned down offers from Southern Miss, Temple, Tulane, and others to join the Blazers.

Basketball:

  • UAB Basketball got a commitment from 2018 recruit Anderson McCoy.
  • William Lee comes back for his senior season. This wasn’t much of a shock as Lee just wanted to see where he stood with NBA evaluates, but its nice to know that the Mayor of Blockingham will definitely be back next season.
  • UAB basketball got its first round matchup in the Cayman Classic confirmed for Nov. 20. They will face off against the Richmond Spiders. Iowa, UL-Lafayette, South Dakota State, Wyoming, Buffalo and Cincinnati will also be there.
  • As of now Detroit transfer Jaleel Hogan isn’t expected to make it to campus this summer due to eligibility issues.

Baseball:

  • Thomas Lowery signs a free agent deal with the Houston Astros.
  • UAB baseball got a huge commitment from Cole Collins. He won a state title with Cullman in 2015 and has spent the past two years at Wallace State. He finished the 2017 regular season with a .341 batting average and 46 runs scored, while playing in the outfield.
  • UAB Baseball had several current and future players taken in the MLB Draft. UAB commit Ethan Lindow was taken in the fifth round by the Phillies, but has yet to sign a deal. Redshirt sophomore Brewer Hicklen was taken in the seventh round – the highest ever pick for a UAB baseball player – by the Royals. Another UAB commit, Jorge Benitez, went in the ninth round to the Mariners. Garrett Whitlock was taken in the 18th round by the Yankees, but hasn’t decide if he wants to come back or begin his professional career. And another UAB commit, Ian McWilliams, went in the 30th round to the New York Mets but has yet to sign a deal.
  • According the Kansas City Royals website, Hicklen has already signed with the big league club. He was assigned to the Arizona Royals in the rookie league. He went 1-4 in his first game in the big leagues on June 25.
  • Jorge Benitez has signed with the Seattle Mariners and will begin his professional career, so we will not be seeing him in a Blazer uniform next spring.

Track:

  • The board approved a motion to build a new track field at UAB.