East Region Notes

A look at the latest happenings -- offers, visits and more -- throughout the East Region.

A quick look at some of the bigger happenings around the East Region.

  • Maryland's 2014 class could be shaped by what happened over the weekend in College Park as a pair of the top targets on the Terps' board were on campus for official visits.

    Offensive line commits Derwin Gray of Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy and Larry Mazyck of Iowa Western Community College were joined by four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor of Washington (D.C.) Friendship Academy and Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara four-star offensive tackle Damian Prince.

    Tabor is also looking at Florida and Alabama and Prince's list includes Florida State, Florida, Ohio State and Alabama, Miami and South Carolina.

  • It was an active week for Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek receiver Adonis Jennings. It began with the Rutgers commit taking an official visit to Iowa, and then making a Thursday trip to Rutgers to spend more than six hours on campus, and then head to Pittsburgh for an unofficial visit.

    At the end of it, Rutgers and Jennings parted ways, and it appears both sides are done with each other.

    Jennings has an official visit set for Pittsburgh on Jan. 17 and Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Temple and Arkansas are all showing interest.

  • Pittsburgh will get an official visit from Graterford (Pa.) Perkionen Valley safety Rasaan Stewart the weekend of Dec. 7. He is also talking to Rutgers and Georgia Tech, but the Panthers are, by far, showing the most interest.

  • West Virginia has a big recruiting weekend on tap, and it will include an official visit from Montclair (N.J.) High defensive end Darius Slade. He already visited Michigan State and came off a weekend trip to West Virginia. He is also slated to officially visit Nebraska and Kansas this month and he is saving his last official visit for a yet-to-be named school, but Rutgers is a strong contender to get it.

    Slade also picked up a Penn State offer last week.

  • Speaking of the Mountaineers, four-star cornerback Dravon Henry of Aliquippa (Pa.) High made the trip to Morgantown, W.V., for the second time in a few weeks, and this time there was a different focus.

    In the past, Henry went with teammates. This time he went by himself. His father dropped him off and he returned home Sunday afternoon.

  • Brooklyn Abraham Lincoln four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley set an official visit to Florida for the Nov. 30 game against Florida State. If things go as planned for Lincoln, it will be a bye week before playing in the PSAL title game Dec. 10 at Yankee Stadium.

    Holley already made official visits to Ohio State and Penn State, and he is contemplating whether to make trips to Syracuse and Notre Dame.

  • Connecticut's struggles in recruiting are not aided by the coaching change, and the uncertainty of the conference.

    The Huskies already seem to have lost tight end Jordan Fuchs, who is spending a post-graduate season at New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy. Fuchs received his release from his NLI and picked up an offer from Rutgers.

    In addition, offensive tackle Chasz Wright, who is also at Milford Academy, said he remains committed to UConn but is actively looking. Syracuse is among the schools he is speaking with, and he said an offer could be close.

  • Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard receiver/safety Elliott Davis added a North Carolina State offer. He is also hearing plenty from Wake Forest, and added Maryland is still on his radar.

  • In the 2015 class, one of the hottest prospects in the region is The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School four-star offensive tackle Grant Newsome. He added offers from Pittsburgh, Boston College and South Carolina, and his total is now above one dozen.

  • Class of 2015 four-star cornerback Kareem Ali of Timber Creek added a Northwestern offer and also made an unofficial visit to Rutgers.

    "I love it there," he said. "I really do. The staff, the town, the team …it's really a family."

    Ali is also considering Penn State and Maryland among his impressive offer list.

  • St. Joseph's-Metuchen (N.J.) High started its program a few years ago, and it is beginning to churn out prospects. Perhaps the best one so far is class of 2016 offensive tackle Nick Krimin, who picked up a Rutgers offer.

  • Reading (Pa.) Exeter class of 2016 offensive lineman Michal Menet added to his offer list when Pittsburgh extended a verbal one. He already held offers from Penn State, Rutgers and Temple.

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