Northeast Stock Report - FINAL

So far the Northeast Stock Report has been a perfect 100-percent for the year, even with a little bit of lag time after Miles Shuler committed to Rutgers and Damiere Byrd committed to South Carolina, but the final installment is sure to break that trend in a big way as we expand further to 20 players and more states.

The Northeast Stock Report is something I've been working on all year and so far it's been on the mark, but this time we're going with "where recruits will end up" instead of "where they are now". I'll admit, my confidence level in a good number of these picks isn't nearly as high as before, but let's go out on some limbs and try to get our readers as much info as we can leading up to signing day.

Bill Belton, WR Winslow Township – West Virginia

Before committing to Pittsburgh, Belton nearly pulled the trigger for the Mountaineers. The one thing that could hurt WVU here is that Belton's position coach Chris Beatty was recently fired and that was a bond that ran deep. He could turn to Cincinnati or Penn State, but in the end I still see Belton ending up in Morgantown.

Deion Barnes, DE Northeast – Penn State

In a race between Georgia, Penn State and Michigan, the only two realistic options I see are the Wolverines and the Nittany Lions even though Barnes is "intrigued" by the 3-4 defense. I've been calling Barnes to Penn State for a year now and I'm sticking with it as it just feels like a great fit.

Ishaq Williams, DE Abraham Lincoln – Notre Dame

Williams is looking at Penn State, the Irish and Syracuse with Miami coming in late as well. He may announce at the U.S.A.A.B. or wait until after that. I've been told he hasn't made up his mind yet by very good sources, but feel he'll end up in South Bend when all is said and done.

Robert Trudo, OG Farrell Area – Syracuse

Trudo is a "soft verbal" to Syracuse right now and will visit Michigan, but from talking to him that trip sounds more like a two-day vacation than something he's actually interested in. From the first conversation I ever had with Trudo he has always been true to his word that he would end up with the Orange.

Savon Huggins, RB St. Peter's Prep – Rutgers

I've never gotten the feeling that Huggins was thrilled with Notre Dame, Rutgers or North Carolina as he kept looking at other schools, but with the hire of Jeff Hafley and Frank Cignetti and Huggins insistence on being in a system with a fullback, I think the landscape is going to start to really tilt toward him being a Scarlet Knight.

Gary Nova, QB Don Bosco Prep – Rutgers

If Miami wanted Nova they could have him, but from what I've gathered that offer probably won't come through. With players like Keith Lumpkin, Miles Shuler and possibly Savon Huggins in the fold from North Jersey powerhouses Nova would complete the trend and give Rutgers a quarterback to develop behind Chas Dodd.

Quentin Gause, LB Bishop Kearney – Syracuse

Gause is currently committed to Rutgers and his father has gone out of the way to ensure the press he will remain committed, but I've spoken to too many people from Rochester that tell me Gause has the intention of signing his letter of intent with Syracuse when all is said and done.

Ryan Malleck, TE Point Pleasant – Maryland

Malleck is currently a "soft verbal" to Maryland and if Mike Leach were to have come to College Park I think he would have left, but even though he's taking official visits elsewhere, I do think Randy Edsall will keep him in the fold for this class. He was high on Connecticut's list and would fit nicely into their system.

Terrell Chestnut, S Pottsgrove – Pittsburgh

Had you asked me this weekend I would have told you Chestnut was as good as gone, but apparently he is sticking with the Panthers for now and when Pitt finally does name Tom Bradley their new head coach I believe Chestnut will stay there. If he does not I wouldn't be surprised to see him take a hard look at West Virginia.

Shilique Calhoun, TE Middletown-North – Rutgers

Right now it looks like the two schools putting the full court press on Calhoun are Rutgers and Syracuse and I wouldn't be surprised to see Calhoun pull the trigger for the Scarlet Knights as soon as this week.

Josue Matias, OT Union Senior – Florida State

Things were looking good for Rutgers here and they still may be, but word is starting to circulate that the Seminoles may have the lead for Matias. Rutgers will still get the final visit for him, but right now it looks like he's bound for Tallahassee.

Darius Jennings, ATH Gilman School – Virginia

Jennings has narrowed his list to Ohio State, Wake Forest and UVA and Mike London has been doing an excellent job of pulling recruits out of Maryland and Virginia this year. Most have Jennings pegged for the Buckeyes, but I feel he'll end up at Virginia.

Brandon Reddish, WR Fort Hamilton – Syracuse

It's been six months since anyone from spoke to Brandon Reddish, so this is obviously another prediction based off of information, but from talking to people very close to Reddish, it sounds like he is going to be attending Syracuse University.

Marquise Wright, DT Paramus Catholic – Rutgers

Wright is a bit tricky. He's a player that Rutgers hasn't offered yet, however I feel he'd be their most talented defensive tackle commitment right ahead of Al Page. Word that we have gotten is that if he does get an offer from the Scarlet Knights he would end up in New Brunswick.

Brandon Clemons, DT Delaware Valley – Boston College

I've always thought BC and Connecticut had a lead for Clemons and with Randy Edsall leaving for Maryland, that might put Boston College in the driver's seat for Clemons. He still has official visits left, but the Eagles seem to be the school he likes the most.

Jack Tabb, TE Red Bank Catholic – North Carolina

Arkansas hung in as long as they could, but I think they're out of it and with Rich Rodriguez out at Michigan and the possibility of Jim Harbaugh coming in looking slim, I think North Carolina is probably number one with Iowa hanging onto a number two slot here.

Sheldon Royster, S St. Peter's Prep – South Carolina

This one is absolutely brutal and I want to add, the longer it takes for him to make a decision, I think the better it is for Rutgers. I don't buy Royster taking anymore official visits at this point and the fact that he said he could make his decision by New Year's is the one thing that makes me think it will be the Gamecocks.

Lafayette Pitts, ATH Woodland Hills – Rutgers

Pitts is another "soft verbal" to Pittsburgh, but I don't expect that to hold for long. Maryland is a school he really likes, but we'll see if that's for the coach or school when he officially visits. If Randy Edsall can sell him on running back, Pitts may pull the trigger, but more than likely I see Rutgers grabbing him in the end.

Quinton Alston, LB Timber Creek Regional – Purdue

Alston's days with Pittsburgh are over in my opinion and two schools I'm hearing with him are actually Purdue and Villanova. Both would be sound picks, but Alston is competitive and will most likely opt for the higher level.

Kevin McReynolds, DT St. John's College – Syracuse

My gut says Syracuse and UCLA are leaders for McReynolds, which means it's probably Oregon, but I'm going with the up-and-comer in the Orange here. McReynolds has talked about early playing time, a straight-shooter at coach and education quite a bit and I'm not sure that combination is available at any of his other schools as much as it is at Syracuse.

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