Big East recruiting scorecard

January, 16, 2013
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National signing day is exactly three weeks from today. Where do Big East teams stack up in terms of future prospects? Only Rutgers (35) and Pitt (39) have top-40 classes, according to ESPN RecruitingNation. (The Panthers are not officially ACC members until July, so we will count them and Syracuse in here for the time being.)

As for the breakdown ...

CINCINNATI

Current commitments: 14
Spotlight: Three-star RB Rodriguez Moore (Bastrop, La./East Mississippi CC). A Texas Tech flip, Moore "is a quick and elusive big-play back with the ability to contribute early. He is a natural pick-and-slide runner with very good production in a multi-purpose type of role," according to ESPN's scouting report.
ESPN150 commitments: 0
ESPN300 commitments: 0

CONNECTICUT

Current commitments: 18
Spotlight: Three-star OG Kyle Schafenacker (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas). Schafenacker "is a tough, nasty competitor with the playing strength and strong hands needed to control and knock defenders off the ball when drive blocking," according to ESPN's scouting report.
ESPN150 commitments: 0
ESPN300 commitments: 0

LOUISVILLE

Current commitments: 14
Spotlight: ESPN150 WR James Quick (Louisville, Ky./Trinity). ESPN's scouting report says that Quick "has a chance to be very good not only as a receiver, but also as a return man. He has a good size and speed combination." Quick held offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon, among others.
ESPN150 commitments: 1
ESPN300 commitments: 2

PITTSBURGH

Current commitments: 26
Spotlight: ESPN150 OT Dorian Johnson (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon). Johnson held offers from schools such as Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State, and he de-committed from Penn State following NCAA sanctions. According to ESPN's scouting report, Johnson "is an O-line prospect who should probably be getting a little more buzz than even he is already getting. He possesses excellent height and looks to be a well put together big man."
ESPN150 commitments: 1
ESPN300 commitments: 2

RUTGERS

Current commitments: 21
Spotlight: ESPN300 QB Chris Laviano (Hicksville, N.Y./Holy Trinity). Laviano "can control defenders with his eyes, displays good pre-snap recognition and knows where he wants to go with the football. He does not take many risks," according to ESPN's scouting report.
ESPN150 commitments: 0
ESPN300 commitments: 2

SOUTH FLORIDA

Current commitments: 17
Spotlight: Four-star OT Joe Fennell (Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers). Fennell had offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State and Georgia, he "combines his initial quickness and playing strength to dominate as a run blocker," according to ESPN's scouting report.
ESPN150 commitments: 0
ESPN300 commitments: 0

SYRACUSE

Current commitments: 14
Spotlight: Three-star RB Augustus Edwards (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville). Edwards had offers from Florida State, NC State and Vanderbilt and, according to ESPN's scouting report, "is an impressive physical back with a very good blend of size and straight-line speed. Actually has ideal linebacker measurables and runs with similar toughness between the tackles."
ESPN150 commitments: 0
ESPN300 commitments: 0

TEMPLE

Current commitments: 18
Spotlight: Three-star OLB Buddy Brown (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown). Florida, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin were three of the many schools to offer Brown, who, according to ESPN's scouting report, "is a tall and rangy outside linebacker prospect with a very high ceiling. Plays both on the line and off and is versatile scheme and alignment."
ESPN150 commitments: 0
ESPN300 commitments: 0

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