East Region: Top Uncommitted Cornerbacks

Scout.com continues a position-by-position breakdown of the top uncommitted players in the East Region's 2015 class, and it moves along with the cornerbacks.

There spring evaluation period ends this week, and the spring 7-on-7s and combines are winding down.

So, what better time to take a look at where recruiting stands?

Scout.com continues a positional breakdown of the uncommitted prospects in the East Region with a look at the top uncommitted cornerbacks:


John Reid, 5-10, 190, Philadelphia St. Joseph's Prep

Schools in contention: Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State, Maryland, Michigan, Miami, LSU, UCLA and others

Skinny: Reid is playing everything close to the vest, and said he does not envision naming a top five before making a decision. However, he said if he waits until after his senior season to make a decision, his official visit schedule would serve as an easy indicator. He is looking at trips to LSU and UCLA, and made spring visits to Notre Dame and Michigan State. Reid is serioius about academics, and a mix of strong academics and a good football program are important.


Jordan Whitehead, 5-10, 170, Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley

Schools in contention: Penn State, Ohio State, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Miami

Skinny: Whitehead wants to make a decision in late November or early December, and that will give him time to see how programs are doing during the season. He recently visited Ohio State, and is planning summer visits to Penn State, West Virginia and Pittsburgh. He is talking about making trips to Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Miami, but at point staying closer to home seems to be a more favorable option. He has a strong relationship with the West Virginia staff, and Penn State and Ohio State are pushing hard.


Kareem Ali, 5-11, 168, Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek

Schools in contention: Maryland, Florida, West Virginia, Louisville and North Carolina.

Skinny: Ali told Scout.com Florida and Maryland were standing out, but things change in Ali's recruitment and the next movement could come early next month. He is camping with his team at Pittsburgh (June 6), Maryland (June 7) and West Virginia (June 8), and he plans on visiting Louisville on June 9. He wants to commit in front of his teammates, like several other Timber Creek players did in past years, and those camps give him such an opportunity. In fact, Myles Nash committed to Rutgers at the end of a camp stint in front of his team at Rutgers two summers ago.


Myles Hartsfield, 6-0, 175, Parlin (N.J.) Sayreville

Schools in contention: Rutgers, Penn State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech

Skinny: Hartsfield told Scout.com a month ago he hoped to make a decision in six weeks, which means he should be closing in on a decision. There has been a pipeline between Rutgers and Sayreville in the past few seasons – David Milewski, Daryl Stephenson and Delon Stephenson committed in three straight classes – and Hartsfield is fond of the Scarlet Knights. However, Penn State cleaned up in the region in the class, and as done a tremendous job of getting kids to commit, but Hartsfield has not done so. With Penn State's class a filling up, and Whitehead on the board, do the Nittany Lions have room for him?


Sam Morrison, 5-11, 170, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga

Schools in contention: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Virginia and Arizona

Skinny: Much more will be known about Morrison's recruitment in the next week. He is visiting Arizona, his father's alma mater, June 4, and an offer could result in a commitment. Virginia is making a strong push since Morrison's quarterback, Nick Johns, is committed to the Cavaliers. He told Scout.com Rutgers remains heavily involved, and a trip to Georgia Tech is not out of the question.

Others to keep an eye on
Ashton White, Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara
Dionte Austin, Baltimore Calvert Hall
Kareem Gibson, Johnstown (Pa.) Greater Johnstown
Nhyre Quinerly, Norfolkd (Va.) Lake Taylor
Darnell Savage, Bear (Del.) Caravel Academy
Alex Badine, Brooklyn Grand Street
Daivon Ellison, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep

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