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Kene Nwangwu is dealing with a significant Achilles injury and will be unable to participate in spring practices, Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register reports.

Impact

It remains unclear if Nwangwu will be back on the practice field in time for preseason festivities this fall. During his true freshman campaign, Nwangwu touched the ball 28 total times out of the backfield while also helping out with kick returns. If he's ultimately unable to recover in time for Iowa State's opener Sept. 2 against Northern Iowa, David Montgomery and Mike Warren will be in line to split backfield duties.

Brian Lewerke (leg) will enter spring practice atop Michigan State's quarterback depth chart, Luke Srodulski of the AJC's Land of 10 blog reports.

Impact

The rising sophomore showed some promise last season before suffering a broken leg in November, which ended his season. According to the report, Lewerke is progressing well and figures to be ready for the start of practice. He'll be competing with Damion Terry and Messiah deWeaver once spring practice gets underway.

Kevin Olsen was arrested on multiple sexual assault charges Sunday and has been suspended by UNC Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

The university released a statement after Olsen's arrest indicating that the allegations "appear to involve sexual assault within an existing relationship," stemming from an incident that occurred off campus. It appears the 49ers will wait and see how the legal process plays out, but if there proves to be any merit to the felony charges, Olsen would likely be dismissed from the program. The quarterback started the 49ers' first five games as a junior last season, but was benched due to poor performance.

Jordan Villamin (knee) will be limited during spring practice.

Impact

Villamin played in all 12 games last season, but his production dropped off significantly as he recorded just 21 receptions for 253 yards (12.05 YPR) and a touchdown after averaging 39 grabs for 619 yards (15.9 YPR) over his first two years. Oregon State will likely be cautious with him throughout spring so that he can go into fall camp at full health.

Seth Collins (undisclosed) is listed as "out for duration" of Oregon State's spring practice according to the school's official injury report.

Impact

The rising junior sat out the final two games of the season after being hospitalized with an illness following the loss to UCLA. His injury is listed as "rehab" on the school's injury report, which suggests he's still on the mend following his hospital stint. He'll likely miss the entirety of spring practice, but his experience in the offense should allow him to catch back up once the Beavers start fall camp. Collins finished second on the team with 418 yards on 36 receptions in his first season as a receiver in 2016.

Corey Davis underwent "extremely minor" ankle surgery and will not run at the NFL Combine, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

It isn't clear when Davis' surgery occurred, but it will prevent him from taking part in any running-related events at this year's NFL Combine, which, for wide receivers, begins on March 1. Fortunately, he's supposed to be ready for post-draft rookie minicamps in early May. If anything, this procedure could have a slightly adverse impact on Davis' draft stock, but it shouldn't have any impact on his preparation for the 2017 NFL season once he's been selected by an organization.

Kaleb Fossum announced Wednesday that he is transferring to Nevada.

Impact

Fossum primarily served as a return specialist while at Washington State and even had one punt return for a touchdown in 2016. He will likely have to sit out in 2017 due to transfer rules.

Darius Tice (ankle) will be ready for the start of spring practice, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

According to Knight, Tice will likely be granted an extra year of eligibility via a medical hardship waiver after his 2016 campaign was cut short due to a broken ankle. As one of the more experienced members of the South Florida backfield, Tice should be able to compete for a larger role this season following the departure of Marlon Mack. However, he'll have the likes of D'Ernest Johnson, Trevon Sands, and Elijah Mack also vying for the starting role for the Bulls.

Brandon Harris announced he plans to transfer from LSU on Monday.

Impact

Harris started throughout his sophomore season at LSU in 2015 but was benched halfway through his second start in 2016. He had just 139 yards on 13-of-25 passing, along with one touchdown and two interceptions, this past season.

Jeremy McNichols will likely need shoulder surgery to repair his labrum following the upcoming NFL Combine, Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com reports.

Impact

The Boise State product racked up 43 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns in his two seasons as the Broncos' workhorse back, leaving him with little to prove at the collegiate level and prompting him to enter the draft after his junior season. McNichols' production is elite by any standards, but there are durability concerns with him at the next level given that he had a staggering 554 carries over the last two seasons, including 314 in 2016. The expectation is that he'll participate in the combine, but a shoulder surgery thereafter could keep him out of rookie camp and, by extension, hurt his draft stock.

B.J. Emmons (foot) underwent a second surgery on his foot Friday, Connor Riley of SECCountry.com reports.

Impact

Emmons underwent surgery during the season after spraining his foot in early November. The No. 2 ranked running back in the 2016 class rushed for 173 yards on 35 carries as a freshman. Once healthy, he'll compete for a reserve spot on Alabama's depth chart behind the likes of Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough (leg).

Donnie Alexander will be limited in spring workouts after undergoing shoulder surgery, The Advocate reports.

Impact

The Tigers won't return either of their starting inside linebackers from last season and Alexander is expected to be a fixture in the team's plans to restock the position. He's made spot starts filling in for injured first-string players in each of the past two years, so he already has valuable playing experience that should more than offset the detriment of any lost practice time this spring.

Alphonso Carter was suspended indefinitely on Monday, Justin Sayers and Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal report.

Impact

The suspension came after it was revealed that Carter had been cited for a gun-related felony in December. He is scheduled to appear in court again at the end of February, which is when more details about the suspension should come to light.

Jauan Jennings was arrested for drug possession Wednesday, Andrew Astleford of SEC Country reports.

Impact

According to the police report, Jennings was cited for simple possession exchange. In his first two years with the Vols, Jennings has tallied 40 catches for seven touchdowns. It remains to be seen whether the arrest will affect his status with the team going forward.

C.J. Worton is no longer with the program, Landon Watnick of Yahoo Sports reports.

Impact

In three years with the Gators, Worton has hauled in just 10 catches for 126 yards. It remains unclear whether the former three-star recruit will look elsewhere to round out his collegiate career. For the time being, Joshua Hammond and Chris Thompson will likely move up on the depth chart.

Jalen Brown announced via twitter that he will be transferring to Northwestern.

Impact

Brown tallied 17 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns last season in Eugene. The Wildcats will be without Biletnikoff Award finalist Austin Carr during the 2017 campaign, which could bode well for Brown's chances of making an instant impact.

CJ Dimry was granted a sixth-year of eligibility on Wednesday, Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times reports.

Impact

Dimry's eligibility comes in the form of a medical hardship waiver. Dimry was forced to the sidelines for the entirety of the 2015 season per NCAA transfer regulations. The Cougars will enter 2017 having lost both of their top two pass catchers from last season in Gabe Marks and River Cracraft which could lead to plenty of opportunities for Dimry in his sixth season.

Steven Claude (personal) has left the Wake Forest program, Les Johns of the Demon Deacon Digest reports.

Impact

According to the report, Claude left the team as a result of a family medical issue. The Miami native totaled just two receptions for 27 yards during the 2016 season. Following his departure, Alex Bachman and Scotty Washington could be in line for expanded roles.

Kyrin Priester has rejoined the Washington State Football team, Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times reports.

Impact

Priester left the program over the summer and did not play a down this season due to undisclosed reasons. However, coach mike Leach confirmed on National Signing Day on Wednesday that Priester is back with the team, which helps add depth to a Cougar receiving corps looking to replace one of the program's All-Time greats in Gabe Marks. Priester caught 31 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown in his first season with the Cougars in 2015.

Ra'Shaad Samples' playing career at Houston is over due to concussion history, Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Samples was sidelined for the entire 2016 campaign after suffering a concussion in the offseason. He will be allowed to remain with the team in a student coach role if he so chooses, but he will not play again at Houston.