Conference breakdown: Prized QB Connor Mitch picks South Carolina
N.C. State didn't generate as much early momentum as several other ACC programs, but as summer approaches, the Wolfpack are starting to make some noise. They landed commitments from Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County running back
Several Big East teams are in the market for a quarterback, and Rutgers is certainly no exception. The Scarlet Knights have made it a priority to identify their main target during the spring evaluation period, but the situation remains unsettled: While New Jersey consistently churns out BCS-caliber talent, its quarterback recruits have been historically weak.
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Illinois secured is ninth 2013 commitment last Wednesday, adding three-star defensive tackle
Adding Gibbs could also pay residual benefits down the line for Illinois. Cass Tech is one of the most prolific producers of D-I prospects in the entire region, and this commitment offers Tim Beckman another foothold. Offensive tackle
Though the recruiting scene has been relatively quiet for the majority of the Big 12 in recent weeks, Oklahoma has experienced quite a bit of action. Rivals250 cornerback
The Sooners also received news of two big transfers. Former Fresno State wideout Jalen Saunders will join the team after redshirting in 2012, and defensive back Cortez Johnson will follow his former coach Mike Stoops to Norman. The arrival of Saunders and five-star receiver Trey Metoyer should help offset the losses of Trey Franks, Jaz Reynolds and Kameel Jackson to suspension.
Arizona could have a steal in Romoland (Calif.) Heritage cornerback
Though Allensworth verbally committed to 'Zona on April 14, several other programs have now entered the running. Pac-12 rivals UCLA and Colorado have offered, and Wisconsin and Nevada have also expressed interest. If Allensworth continues to play well, expect him to see an outpouring of other options.
New coach Rich Rodriguez has done an admirable job early in the cycle by landing five commitments, including three from three- or four-star recruits. But holding onto Allensworth will be difficult -- and a potential key to the team's 2013 haul.
In May 2011, South Carolina had just five commits. In May 2012, Steve Spurrier and staff already have picked up 11, the biggest coming from heralded Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield quarterback
Last Thursday, South Carolina continued their string of success. They added Havelock (N.C.) athlete