Northeast Notes

FOXSportsNEXT presents its weekly spin around the region to catch you up on the commitments, visits and new offers.

A spin around the northeast region of the happenings of the last week.

  • It was a landmark week for Rutgers in shaping its 2013 class it began with a commitment from Stoudsburg (Pa.) High defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph, who made the pick at the end of an unofficial visit Saturday.

  • The Scarlet Knights had one of their biggest recruiting days when a trio of prospects announced their commitments.

    It actually began Tuesday night when Lake Mary (Fla.) High tight end Taylor Marini and Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) outside linebacker Myles Nash committed to coach Kyle Flood, but neither made their commitments public until Wednesday morning.

    Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High defensive lineman Josh Klecko said he wanted in on the excitement and committed in the early afternoon.

    "I knew that was where I wanted to go for a few weeks," Klecko said. "I figured I might as well do it because it was so exciting (with Nash and Marini)."

    Klecko's brother, Dan, starred at Temple and is now in the NFL and his father, Joe, was long-time standout with the New York Jets.

  • Penn State filled a few linebacker slots with commitments from verbals from Damascus (Md.) High's Zach Bradshaw and Central Dauphin High's (Harrisburg, Pa.) Zayd Issah. It gives the Nittany Lions three linebackers as they join Brandon Bell of Oakcrest High (Mays Landing, N.J.) in the 2013 class.

    Also, it leaves open a slot for Penn State target Alex Anzalone of Wyomissing (Pa.) Area High. He made an unofficial visit to campus on Thursday.

  • Temple made news by securing a commitment from Williamstown (Pa.) High outside linebacker Buddy Brown. He was the sixth player the pledge to the Owls, and the fourth from New Jersey.

  • Bergen Catholic High (Oradell, N.J.) athlete Kyle Queiro chose to play football at Northwestern, and also said he will play defensive back and not receiver. Queiro likely will get a shot at cornerback before safety.

  • Downingtown East High (Exton, Pa.) receiver Jay Harris' recruitment was on the quiet side, but his talent showed when he verbally committed to Michigan State.

  • Virginia grabbed a nice daily double in the matter of 12 hours when Boston College High offensive tackle Jack McDonald committed to the Cavaliers, and then Monsignor Donovan High (Toms River, N.J.) offensive lineman Brad Henson did the same.

    Henson said it wasn't planned, but he was glad the both committed.

  • Bethesda (Md.) Avalon CB Jaquille Veill picked up an offer from Maryland on Thursday afternoon and committed to the Terps hours later.

  • Bishop McNamara (Md.) ATH Milan Collins pledged to Maryland after a strong push from West Virginia throughout his recruitment. In the end, academics and that home-town feel won out.

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) five-star cornerback Kendall Fuller is set to visit Clemson on July 20. He has the Tigers, Michigan and Virginia Tech high on his list.

  • Cranford (N.J.) High athlete Reggie Green was going to put out a top five, but he said late Thursday "I did some thinking and I'm not 100 (percent) on it yet."

  • Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) defensive lineman Tevin Montgomery cut his list to five suitors and said he could decide before the season between Boston College, Connecticut, Rutgers, Virginia and Vanderbilt.

  • Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) four-star defensive end Dajaun Drennon informed Scout.com he has not set up an official visits yet, but his top five are North Carolina, Notre Dame, Kentucky, USC and West Virginia.

  • The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) offensive lineman Hunter Knighton added Miami to his offer list after impressing the coaching staff during a camp performance. He said he wanted to earn a Miami offer and that was the last place he would camp.

  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson DE/OLB Ebenezer Ogundeko picked up offers from Florida State and Ole Miss although he is still deciding between Florida, Notre Dame and Syracuse. He will visit Syracuse before the July 20 announcement.

  • Tottenville High (Staten Island, N.Y.) Augustus Edwards will announce July 10 and is choosing between Syracuse, Maryland, North Carolina State and Virginia. Edwards said he will try and visit Maryland and Virginia before his decision, and the Terps and Orange are recruiting him the hardest.

  • Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy DE Isaiah Johnson took a slight step back on his Syracuse commitment last week, but a weekend trip to Central New York "sealed the deal" for his recruitment and he is now "fully committed to Syracuse."

  • Montour (Pa.) WR Devin Wilson is still stuck between playing football and basketball in college, but he plans on picking a sport by the end of July. He currently has football offers from North Carolina State, Temple, Akron and Ohio to go along with basketball extensions from Akron, James Madison and Duquense.

  • Cedar Creek Regional High (Egg Harbor City, N.J.) quarterback Damon Mitchell continued to land offers from Arizona State extended one as an athlete.

  • Timber Creek Regional defensive back Eric Church picked up his first FBS offer when Kent State extended one. He also holds offers from Colgate and Monmouth.

  • Bergen Catholic class of 2014 tight end/defensive end Garrett Dickerson saw his offer list move to eight when Boston College joined the fray.

  • Rutgers offered Eastern Christian Academy 2014 offensive tackle Jamie Herr. He also holds a Hawaii offer.

  • Class of 2014 receiver Saeed Blacknail of Manalapan High (Englishtown, N.J.) picked up two offers when Rutgers and Old Dominion extended them. He previously had one from Boston College.

  • Rutgers also made news when it offered class of 2016 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano of Bergen Catholic High. He is the son of former Rutgers standout Jim Guarantao, and it comes a few months after the Scarlet Knights offered Northern Valley Old Tappan (N.J.) High class of 2016 quarterback Jordan Fuller, the brother of UCLA-bound quarterback Devin Fuller.


    Scout.com's John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report


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