Newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp wants his likeness to be distinctive. "I asked for a bust that's never been done before: one with braids," Sapp told me. "There are some Afros, some waves, some bald heads. There's not a set of braids." ... Ohio State coach Urban Meyer described the feeling of signing a recruit at the 11th hour. "It's a little bit like winning a game," he said. "When [highly recruited safety] Von Bell said, 'I'm with you, Coach,' you just won." ... NBC NBA analyst Stan Van Gundy said the Lakers shouldn't count on re-signing Dwight Howard. "Dwight already has a lot of money," Van Gundy told me, "[but] he can still make a lot signing somewhere else. That's why the Lakers were not going to trade Pau Gasol. They don't know what Dwight's going to do." ... Rivals.com's Mike Farrell admitted that recruiting analysis isn't an exact science and said he remembers his mistakes well. "If we had known Johnny Manziel was Johnny Manziel," Farrell told me, "we would have made him a six-star. He was a three-star. He was too small. We were wrong."