Contact Period: Late-week Visits in the East

A look at dozens of schools and the prospects they visited during the last three days of the visitation period.

The following information was gathered by communicating with coaches and prospects at each of the schools.


Connecticut

Avon Old Farms tight end Chris Clark (Syracuse, Boston College, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh offers) received visits from Pittsburgh on Wednesday and Boston College was in to see him Thursday.


Maryland

Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy
Michigan coach Brady Hoke was at the school Friday to check on a pair of commits in cornerback Brandon Watson and receiver Freddy Canteen. The time was also used to offer 2015 quarterback David Sills (USC commit) and check in on 2016 linebacker Dele Harding (USC, Tennessee offers).


Gaithersburg
Athlete Kamonte Carter (offers include East Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia) was visited by Illinois, East Carolina, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.


Hyattsville DeMatha
Maryland coach Randy Edsall along with coaches from Virginia, East Carolina, Western Michigan, North Carolina and Kent Sttate were at DeMatha to check on the high-level talent that includes uncommitted offensive tackle Brock Ruble (Maryland, Florida State and North Carolina State high on his list) as well as uncommitted linebacker JaWhaun Bentley and 2016s Tino Ellis (receiver) and Shane Simmons (linebacker/defensive end).


Olney Our Lady of Good Counsel
Class of 2015 defensive end Darius Fullwood (double digit offers) had a full week as coaches streamed in to see the talent at the schools, and check on him specifically. Maryland, Iowa and Purdue were in Wednesday, and Kentucky was in Thursday.

The Wildcats were also in to see committed defensive end/outside linebacker Kobie Walker. Good Counsel is also home to Terps defensive end commit Jesse Aniebonem and 2015 safety keon Payne and 2016 linebacker Keandre Jones (Virginia, Penn State and Maryland offers).


New Jersey

Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic
DePaul class of 2016 running back Kareem Walker picked up his second offer of the week when Temple joined Penn State in offered. Rutgers previously offered.

Miami was in to see its defensive tackle commit in Courtel Jenkins, and also to check on for-star uncommitted safety Kiy Hester. Michigan and Rutgers also were in the last few days as DePaul is also home to Scarlet Knights defensive end commit Justin Nelson and 2016 Haseise Dubois (Rutgers offer).


Union City High
Class of 2015 offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez (Boston College, Connecticut, Louisville, Massachusetts, Ohio State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia and Wisconsin offers) had Pittsburgh and Maryland stop in.

Classmate and Union City safety Daiquan Kelly, who holds an offer from Rutgers, is also a target of the two schools.


Paramus Catholic
Michigan was at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic Friday afternoon to see five-star cornerback commit Jabrill Peppers and offensive tackle commit Juwan Bushell-Beatty, and will also be at the Paladins' title game at night to watch them play Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep.

In the 2015 class, Paladins receiver Najee Clayton holds one offer (Rutgers) and the Wolverines checked in on him. Also, Miami was at the school.



Class of 2015 four-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (double digit offers) was the focal point of Notre Dame, Rutgers and Temple during late-week visits. Rutgers was also in to check on 2015 four-star quarterback Brandon Wimbush and senior running back Jonathan Hilliman (Rutgers commit). Temple saw its cornerback commit Shamir Beerfield.


Ramsey Don Bosco
Miami, Pittsburgh and Syracuse were all at the school to check on a number of underclassmen, including 2015 cornerback Daivon Ellison and 6-foot-9 Kevin Feder (Miami offer).


Monmouth Junction South Brunswick
Maryland was in to see class of 2015 safety/running back Dontae Strickland, who holds offers from Rutgers and Virginia.


Newark Weequahic
Class of 2015 safety/running back Al-Kadair Ports is looking for his first offer, Rutgers, Miami, Syracuse and Virginia were each in to see him. Iowa and Michigan State are slated to come in next week.

Scarlet Knights assistant coach Joe Rossi was also there to check on linebacker commit Sidney Gopre.


The Lawrenceville School
Northwestern and Pittsburgh came through earlier in the week to check on 2015 four-star offensive tackle Grant Newsome (double digit offers), and Michigan was in Friday.


Flemington Hunterdon Central
Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler was in to see committed linebacker Jason Cabinda, who plays for a state title Sunday. Despite the change in linebacker coaches with the Nittany Lions, Cabinda is solid.


Rumson-Fairhaven
Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos was at the Jersey Shore to check in on defensive end commit Donald Bedell, who plays Weequahic and Gopre for a state title Saturday.


Hamilton Nottingham
Rutgers was in to check on safety commit Saquan Hampton, who is solid to the Scarlet Knights.


Hightstown The Peddie School
Georgia Tech and Northwestern were in to see defensive tackle David Ryslik (Duke offer). Also, the Blue Devils will be on campus Tuesday and Boston College will be there next week.


New York
Brooklyn Lincoln High

After early week visits from Penn State and Florida, it was Notre Dame's turn to visit Friday to check in on four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley.


Erasmus Hall High
Stony Brook was in to see running back commit Khalil Lewin.


Pennsylvania

Monroeville Gateway
Oregon, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Pittsburgh each stopped by to see four-star safety Montae Nicholson (who has Oregon, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh in his top five) and uncommitted cornerback Anthony Davis.


Malvern Great Valley
Virginia offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild was in to see class of 2015 defensive end Ryan Buchholz, who holds offers from the Wahoos and Rutgers.


Harrisburg
North Carolina State and Pittsburgh were in to check on a few under-the-radar recruits in senior athlete Darian Davis and class of 2015 receiver Amechie Walker.


Warminster Archbishop Wood
Class of 2015 offensive tackle Ryan Bates (double digit offers) and linebacker Jake Cooper (Pittsburgh, Temple, Syracuse offers) were visited by Virgina, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Penn State.


Washington, D.C.

Gonzaga Prep
The main attraction at Gonzaga is 2015 offensive lineman Richie Petitbon, and Alabama coach Nick Saban was in to see him. Petitbon holds an offer from the Crimson Tide. Miami and Tennessee were also in to check out Petitbon and a trio of members from the 2015 class in cornerback Marcus Lewis (near double digit offers), receiver Jabari Greenwood (Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia offers) and quarterback Nick Johns (Virginia offer).


Friendship Collegiate
There is a host of talent in several classes at FCS, and the big news was Saban coming to see uncommitted four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor, who is slated to announce in a month and is considering the Crimson Tide, Maryland and Florida.

However, also through the school this week were North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Florida, Miami, West Virginia, North Carolina and Arizona, which was there to check on committed running back Jonathan Haden.

FCA also has safety Daejuan Funderburk (looking hard at Miami and West Virginia), safety Demitri Lee, class of 2015 safety Ashton White (Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Maryland offers) and class of 2015 offensive lineman Quarvez Boulware (Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina and North Carolina State offers).



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