February 6, 2007

Big East Blitz: Devine decides early

Three-star wide receiver Kyrus Lanxter will announce a final decision on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder out of Alcoa, Tenn., originally committed to West Virginia in September. However, he appears to be leaning toward Kentucky at this point.


The Panthers are awaiting word from defensive end Jabaal Sheard. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder will announce a decision, and Pittsburgh appears to be in good position.


Read about these topics and more in this week's version of the Big East Blitz.








Cincinnati | Connecticut | Louisville | Pittsburgh

Rutgers | South Florida | Syracuse | West Virginia


















Cincinnati






Commit List

BearCatLair.com

Message Board


New coach Brian Kelly added another commitment this week with the addition of Cincinnati (Ohio) Withrow quarterback Bryant Thomas. … Cincinnati is one of a few schools still looking at Harrisburg, Pa., wide receiver Zach Runkle. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder doesn't have an offer, but is also receiving interest from Connecticut, Temple and Buffalo. … Cincinnati is one of two finalists for defensive tackle Wayne Jones. The Johnstown (Pa.) Bishop McCort star was impressed by a visit to Cincinnati this weekend and believes he'll make a decision between the Bearcats and Pittsburgh. … New Jersey dual-threat quarterback Tahree McQueen committed to Cincinnati last week as well.
Connecticut






Commit List

UConnReport.com

Message Board


Harrisburg, Pa., quarterback Nate Brown is holding out hope for an offer from the Huskies. The 6-foot-3, 224-pounder holds a scholarship from Bowling Green, but maintains that Connecticut is continuing to show interest. Fellow Harrisburg teammate Zach Runkle is getting interest from the Huskies. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver is awaiting word on possible offers from Connecticut, Temple, Buffalo and Cincinnati. … Although he has an offer from Connecticut, linebacker Xzavier Hunter is favoring Iowa. He will likely head to prep school if the Hawkeyes don't offer. … UConn received a commitment from Greg Lloyd Jr., the son of former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd.
Louisville






Commit List

CardinalSport.com

Message Board


Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe continued his recruiting success by landing a commitment from tight end Michael Fennerty. The Olympia, Wash., prospect originally committed to Missouri before switching his pledge to Tulsa. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder has now said he will follow Kragthorpe to Louisville. … One time Louisville wide receiver commitment Chris Summers is favoring Miami - if the Hurricanes offer. If Miami doesn't offer, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Ribault prospect is considering recommitting to the Cardinals.

Pittsburgh






Commit List

PantherLair.com

Message Board


Pittsburgh continues to be in the top two for Johnstown (Pa.) Bishop McCort defensive tackle Wayne Jones. The Panthers continue to have a grayshirt offer, and are awaiting a decision from the 6-foot-4, 320-pounder. … Former Pittsburgh commitment Xavier Stinson changed his commitment this week to Florida Atlantic. The 5-foot-8, 214-pound running back also had offers from Colorado, Iowa, Rutgers and Wisconsin. … The Panthers are awaiting word from defensive end Jabaal Sheard. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder will announce a decision, and Pittsburgh appears to be in good position.


Rutgers






Commit List

ScarletNation.com

Message Board


Homestead, Fla., safety Joseph Nicolas will be making a final decision on Signing Day. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder originally committed to the Scarlet Knights in December, but he has since taken a visit to Miami. The three-star prospect claims there are no leaders between the two schools, and said he'll follow his heart with a decision on Wednesday. … Rutgers is one of three early leaders for Miami (Fla.) Northwestern quarterback Jacory Harris. The 6-foot-3, 175-pounder is favoring the Scarlet Knights along with Miami and Southern Cal.


South Florida






Commit List

USFBullseye.com

Message Board


Three-star offensive tackle Thomas Edenfield is favoring South Florida. The 6-foot-5, 279-pounder is believed to be very close to committing to the Bulls . … Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen offensive tackle Jake Lanefski didn't make the trip to South Florida this weekend and will stick with his pledge to Kentucky. … South Florida is one of a few schools to have already offered 2008 linebacker Lerentee McCray. The Dunnellon, Fla., prospect claims the Bulls are one of his early favorites as well along with Miami, Florida State, Arkansas, Florida and Virginia Tech. … Defensive end Claude Davis committed to South Florida over offers from Ohio and Toledo.



Syracuse






Commit List

CuseConfidential.com

Message Board


Syracuse will be waiting for news from New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy defensive end Ishmyl Johnson on Signing Day. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is currently a soft commitment to Michigan State, but claims he'll have a final decision between the Spartans and the Orange on Wednesday. … The Orange are one of two finalists for Wayne (N.J.) Depaul cornerback Chaz Cervino. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder plans to choose between Colorado and Syracuse. Although he hasn't named favorites, Syracuse appears to have the edge since they have a full scholarship on the table compared to Colorado's grayshirt.


West Virginia






Commit List

WVSports.com

Message Board


Three-star wide receiver Kyrus Lanxter will announce a final decision on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder out of Alcoa, Tenn., originally committed to West Virginia in September. However, he appears to be leaning toward Kentucky at this point. … The Mountaineers have already offered Lanxter's teammate, 2008 cornerback Brian Sommer. The 6-foot, 195-pounder also has offers from Tennessee, South Carolina and Mississippi. … Running back Noel Devine made his official visit to West Virginia this past weekend and reports are positive. However, Devine is expected to take an official to Florida State this upcoming weekend and decide between the Mountaineers, Seminoles and Alabama.





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