Semper Fi: East Team Recruiting Notebook

FULLERTON, Calif. -- The East squad began practice Monday for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, and FOXSportsNEXT was there and has updates on when players will announce and where they will visit.

Practice began for the East squad Monday at Fullerton College, and FOXSportsNEXT was out in full force to get the latest on the recruiting front.

  • Four-star running back David Williams of Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) said he will announce his college decision Friday during the game. He is done to South Carolina, Penn State and Arizona State, which is the only school he officially visited.

    However, Williams has been to South Carolina and Penn State on unofficial visits, and he recently hosted Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier for an in-home visit.

  • George Washington High (Philadelphia) defensive lineman Justin Moody recently visited Pittsburgh – "It went real well," he said. – and is planning an official visit to Temple the weekend of Jan. 18. He is also talking with Syracuse, Purdue and California, but he is yet to set any dates for visits to those schools.

    "I would say Pittsburgh is my top school right now," Moody said.

    Moody added he wanted to make a decision by the end of January.

  • LSU commit and four-star safety Jeremy Cutrer of Sumner High (Kentwood, La.) said schools such as Tennessee, Florida, Miami and Nebraska were staying on him, but he is solid to the Tigers and doesn't talk to any other schools anymore.

    "I dreamed of it but I didn't think I would make it there," Cutrer said.

    He is yet to set his official visit, but is targeting either Jan. 18 or Jan. 25 for it.

  • Notre Dame commit Will Fuller, a four-star receiver out of Roman Catholic High (Philadelphia), was able to line up against future teammate Devin Butler, a cornerback from Gonzaga High (Washington, D.C.) a few times in practice.

    "I was talking smack with him," Fuller said. "We always talk smack when we go against each other."

  • Grayson High (Loganville, Ga.) cornerback David Kamara is looking at LSU, Mississippi and Clemson, but he admitted LSU and Ole Miss are talking to him much more.

    "Those are my main three," he said. "I am going to LSU on Jan. 11 and Ole Miss on Jan. 25. I don't know when I'm going to Clemson."

  • Xaverian (Brooklyn, N.Y.) running back Laray Smith is looking at Syracuse, Oregon and West Virginia, but he has a leader.

    "I would say right now it is leaning toward Syracuse," he said. "Oregon just got back in touch with me a few days ago."

    Smith added he is yet to set an official to West Virginia, but he likes the offense and could excel in it.

  • Former Auburn commit Arshad Jackson of Lovejoy (Ga.) High is looking at Florida State, Ole Miss and Pittsburgh, which offered him recently.

    "Ole Miss and Florida State are my leaders," he said. "I'm going to announce on signing day." He is set to visit Florida State on Jan. 11 and Ole Miss on Jan. 25. He added he could visit Pittsburgh on Jan. 18.

  • Auburn commit Tashawn Bower, a four-star defensive end out of Immaculata High (Somerville, N.J.), continues to say he will take official visits to Florida (Jan. 18), LSU (Jan. 25) and Rutgers (TBD).

    "I might be taking another visit down (to Auburn), but I'm not sure when," said Bower, who made his official visit in October.

    Bower added he continues to speak to Auburn's new staff, and he is told they want him badly.

  • Martinsburg (W.V.) High receiver Cedric Brown committed to Ohio in the summer, and made his official visit a few weeks ago, and there is no question in his mind he made the right decision.

    "I felt like they wanted me there and I felt very comfortable with the coaches and the players," Brown said. "Coach (Frank) Solich called me the day after the won their bowl game, so that says something right there. He's a very likeable guy."

  • Miramar (FL) outside linebacker Jermaine Grace said Miami remains his clear leader and he is intrigued by the opportunity to play alongside Tracy Howard and Deon Bush. Grace still plans to take official visits to Louisville, Tennessee, Florida and Texas A&M before making his decision on Signing Day.

  • Rockhurst High (Kansas City, Mo.) offensive line Zach Hannon is solidly committed to Nebraska. Hannon will make the move from tackle to guard in college, and is using the week of Semper Fi Bowl practice to get accustomed to his new position.

  • South Plantation (Plantation, Fla.) five-star running back Alex Collins said his top six schools are Miami, Florida, Wisconsin, Florida State, Tennessee and Arkansas. He has taken official visits to Wisconsin, Florida State and Florida, and set visits for Miami (Jan. 18) and Arkansas (Jan. 25).

    He doesn't have a decision date set yet and plans on taking his time.

  • Linebacker Zach Cunningham of Pinson Valley High (Pinson, Ala.) said his top schools are Tennessee, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Oregon. He is visiting Auburn Jan. 11 and Oregon Jan. 18 and hopes to announce his commitment on Signing Day.

  • King High (Lithonia, Ga.) offensive guard Joshua Outlaw said the schools that stand out the most to him are Miami, West Virginia, Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi and TCU but he doesn't have a favorite.

    He officially visited Utah and plans on officially visiting West Virginia, TCU, Miami and possibly Oregon. Outlaw plans on making his commitment by Signing Day.

  • Hoover High (Hoover, Ala.) outside linebacker Landry Tullo, who holds offers from Chattanooga, Delta State and Tennessee Tech, plans on taking an official visit to Delta State in January. He says that he's looking for a school with a great fan base that supports the football team.

    FOXSportsNEXT's Kevin Carden and Simone Scott contributed to this report

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