Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway linebacker Shayne Hale has maintained his quiet persona while in Texas, but the buzz amongst those who have been around him is that he will likely announce for the hometown Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday. He has liked Ohio State for a long time, but we think the combination of the late press by Pitt and the commitment of Cameron Saddler will sway him.
Parkersburg, W. Va., guard Josh Jenkins informed us that he will be setting up an official visit to Pittsburgh shortly after his return home. Jenkins is still looking at Ohio State and Florida State. He also said that West Virginia could still be his home if he likes the new incoming coach. Jenkins refused to talk about potential West Virginia hire Butch Jones.
All indications are leading us to believe that Boubacar Cissoko from Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech will reaffirm his commitment to Michigan. Cissoko had considered visiting Penn State, but our guess is that will not happen now, but we'll see.
Terrelle Pryor talked to us about the Michigan sweatshirt that he showed up with in San Antonio. He said he wore it because he is considering Michigan and he wanted to rile up his friends from Ohio State. Pryor said that he will take a visit to Michigan, but it would likely be in early February before signing day. He also said he is still looking at Penn State and Oregon as well. He also stated that he was going to look at Duke and he would discuss that with us later. East head coach Bob Prunty had some glowing comments about offensive tackle Mike Adams. He told us that Adams reminded him of another former Ohio State Buckeye. "That (Adams) kid is the best lineman I have seen since Orlando Pace. That kid can play football."
Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle wide receiver DeVier Posey has quickly earned the respect of almost every player on the East squad, especially five-star defensive back Boubacar Cissoko who told us that Posey was the best receiver here and the best that he has faced. That is a bold statement considering the impressive corp of pass catchers here.