The Opening: Dohn Recruiting Notebook

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A look at the latest recruiting news and notes from the East Region from Day One of The Opening...

The first day of The Opening is in the books, and there was plenty of news coming out of the East Region when it comes to recruiting. Here is a look at the news and notes of the day:
  • Clifton (Va.) Centreville four-star running back A.J. Turner thought he would commit Tuesday night, but it will not be Thursday as The Opening comes to a close. Turner also said he is not down to three schools and continues to look at Ohio State, Michigan State, Virginia, South Carolina and Clemson.

  • Five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary, a 2016 prospect, said he has been working out with Paramus (N.J.) Catholic this summer and is transferring to the school from Scotch Plains-Fanwood (N.J.) High. He added he has no visit dates set, but plans to make visits to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland with his mom this summer.

  • Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep four-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, who is committed to Alabama, may not take summer visits to Florida State and South Carolina this month. Instead, he is looking at making official visits to those schools, as well as a return to Alabama.

  • Baltimore Calvert Hall receiver Lawrence Cager arrived in Oregon on Monday and promptly learned he was offered by Washington. Cager is set to camp at Ohio State and visit Notre Dame later this month, and he continues to speak regularly with the staffs at Rutgers and Wake Forest.

  • Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate offensive lineman Quarvez Boulware will visit Florida, Florida State, Auburn and Alabama next week with his coach. He continues to speak regularly with coaches from North Carolina, Wake Forest, Miami and Maryland.

  • Five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle of Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson said he has shut down recruiting. He added he no longer has a top 15 and is keeping all schools in contention, and he does not plan on getting involved with recruiting again until September.

  • Woodbridge (Va.) C.D. Hylton four-star offensive Matthew Burrell is planning trips to Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina and LSU. He said he wants to visit schools he is yet to see in the recruiting process.

  • Glassboro (N.J.) High four-star receiver Juwan Johnson is committed to Penn State, and he is talking to plenty of uncommitted prospects about the Nittany Lions. He said two of his main targets are Settle and Burrell, and he is also bonding more with several Penn State commits, including quarterback Brandon Wimbush of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep and running back Saquon Barkley of Whitehall (Pa.) High.

  • Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional offensive lineman Tommy Hatton is committed to North Carolina, and he said he is speaking to plenty of recruits about joining him. Hatton said two main targets are Boulware and four-star running back Bryce Love of Wake Forest (N.C.) High.

  • Five-star defensive end Josh Sweat of Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes said he is yet to cut his list but he is coming off visits to Ohio State, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He added a trip to Florida State is possible this summer, but he does not plan on deciding until after he makes official visits.

  • Four-star cornerback and Florida commit Marcus Lewis of Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga and class of 2016 four-star cornerback Levonta Taylor of Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes were set to arrive late Tuesday night and will compete Wednesday and Thursday.

    Both players had summer school commitments and could not make it out Monday.

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