September 22, 2006

Big East: Four-star tight end looking at Syracuse

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills tight end Rob Gronkowski has cut his list of schools down to six which includes Syracuse. The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder hasn't scheduled any visits yet. He is however also looking at Ohio State, North Carolina, Clemson, Arizona and Maryland. Get the latest in this week's Big East Blitz.





Cincinnati | Connecticut | Louisville | Pittsburgh

Rutgers | South Florida | Syracuse | West Virginia


















Cincinnati






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Cincinnati is one of five teams Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit running back Mark Wooldridge is focusing on. The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder claims that the Bearcats along with West Virginia, Marshall, Bowling Green and Ohio State are likely to receive visits from him in the coming months…The Bearcats are continuing to look at Ringwood (N.J.) Lakeland Regional offensive tackle Craig Parmenter. Cincinnati appears to be trailing for the 6-foot-6, 257-pounder behind his continuous favorite Rutgers who has not offered to date.
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Connecticut has really picked up for Williamsport, Pa. defensive tackle Zane Parr. Though he's taken notice of the Huskies increased interest recently, the 6-foot-4, 285-pounder believes his first official visits will likely be to Michigan and Virginia…Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep running back Shariff Harris doesn't have any offers yet, but Connecticut is hot on his trail along with a host of others teams including Boston College, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Virginia. Harris has visited UConn a few times already.
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The Cardinals big win over Miami on Saturday helped them pick up a commitment from local standout wide receiver Doug Beaumont. The 5-foot-9, 176-pounder selected Louisville over an offer from Kentucky and interest from Notre Dame, Michigan and others…Heading into his trip last weekend, 6-foot-2, 194-pound receiver Mark Barnes was favoring the Cardinals and that is still the case now. He is favoring Louisville slightly over hometown school South Carolina…Four-star defensive tackle Luther Davis was so impressed with his trip to Louisville last week that they are now in his top two with LSU. Davis plans to take trips to LSU, USC and Florida State in the future.
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Pittsburgh is in the top two for Miami linebacker Ronnie Thornton. NC State is the other team at the top of his list although Thornton hasn't scheduled visits to either team. He plans to announce a decision after the season…Kicker Brandon Walker was deciding whether to visit Pittsburgh this weekend but it seems he'll make his decision between Pitt, Indiana and Louisville on Friday. Defensive end Adewale Ojomo is heading to NC State this weekend. The three-star prospect is looking at two more visits including one to Pittsburgh on October 21st. He's also considering one to Miami in December.
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East Meadow, N.Y. offensive tackle John Elliott has officially narrowed his choices to seven schools. One of the teams making the cut for the 6-foot-4, 288-pounder is Rutgers but according to his coach, the Scarlet Knights are not expected to make his final five. Elliott plans to announce a decision after the season. Other schools he is looking at include North Carolina, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Boston College…The Scarlet Knights are beginning to look at cornerback Kirk Davidson. The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder doesn't have any offers, but claims Rutgers is heating up on him. Davidson plans to attend their game this weekend and one in November to improve his chances.
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USF is still in the picture for three-star cornerback Aaron Henry. The prospect has one visit scheduled to Wisconsin in October, but is looking at the Bulls for one of his four other officials along with over a half dozen other teams…Offensive guard Mike Iltis is planning to take more visits. South Florida is one of the schools the Riverview, Fla. prospect is considering for a trip along with NC State and Missouri…South Florida has expressed an interest in local running back Joe Jones. The Bulls are a leader for Jones along with Pittsburgh, Kansas State, Central Florida and Florida. At this time, he doesn't hold any offers.
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Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills tight end Rob Gronkowski has cut his list of schools down to six which includes Syracuse. The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder hasn't scheduled any visits yet. He is however also looking at Ohio State, North Carolina, Clemson, Arizona and Maryland. Arizona and Clemson are rumored to be the favorites…Syracuse will be getting a visit from Michigan wide receiver Kaunda Hancock. The 5-foot-11, 182-pounder is planning to take a visit to Iowa as well sometime in the future before deciding. Currently the Orangemen are the clear leader for Hancock's services.
West Virginia






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Illinois defensive end Nickcaro Golding has a top four that includes the Mountaineers. The 6-foot-4, 219-pounder also has Purdue, Michigan and Colorado at the top of his list. Golding still has an official scheduled to Morgantown for December 1st, but Michigan appears to be the leader if they offer…Ohio defensive end Eric Thomas is starting to look into official visits. He plans to go to West Virginia along with Indiana and Ohio State for officials…Safety Derek Knight took his first official to Colorado last weekend. The 6-foot-0, 192-pounder has scheduled a visit to Arizona State and is working on one for West Virginia later this season. After his trip to West Virginia, Knight believes he'll be close to a decision.


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