More Big East recruiting tidbits


Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

West Virginia announced today that defensive lineman Chris Palmer has enrolled in school and will be available for spring practice.

Palmer, a 6-foot-4, 290-pounder from Philadelphia, originally signed with the Mountaineers last February but delayed his enrollment because of a shoulder injury. He played both offense and defense in high school but is projected as a defensive tackle for West Virginia. He was rated as the 73rd-best defensive tackle in the 2008 class by Scouts, Inc.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh landed two high school commitments on Sunday in dual-threat quarterback Kolby Gray from Houston and New Jersey defensive back Jason Hendricks. Gray is rated as the No. 51 quarterback by Scouts, Inc.

The 6-foot-1, 167-pound Hendricks fits Dave Wannstedt's mold of athletic, fast players who are a little undersized.