East Recruiting Notebook

A look at the major happenings around the East region during the last week:


Four-star offensive tackle Patrick Allen of Reisterstown (Md.) Franklin added Michigan to his list of schools. The one-time Georgia commit is now looking at the Bulldogs, the Wolverines, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Millburn (N.J.) High defensive end Jake Pickard, who remains committed to Wisconsin, made an official visit to Syracuse during the weekend, but a game-changer may have come in his recruitment Wednesday when Michigan offered. He told Scout he was in the process of scheduling an official visit for this weekend.

Five-star tight end Chris Clark out of Avon (Conn.) Old Farms is down to Michigan, where he visited last weekend, and UCLA, where he will be this coming weekend. He said he will announce his decision on signing day.

Sam Madden decommitted from Wisconsin on Saturday, and the Barnegat (N.J.) High offensive tackle is now fielding calls from a number of schools. Louisville, Arizona State, Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Oklahoma and Florida all checked in, and Madden was offered by Georgia and is set to officially visit the Athens campus this weekend.


Bethlehem (Pa.) Catholic receiver Freddie Simmons, a one-time Rutgers commit, made back-to-back official visits to UCF and NC State, and it ended with a commitment. Simmons committed to NC State at the end of the visit.


Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince has trips to Ohio State and Maryland set for the last two weekends, but Florida is making a strong push and is now involved. So much so Eleanor Roosevelt coach Thomas Greene said Prince could make an official visit to Gainesville next Tuesday and Wednesday.


Trinity Pawling (N.J.) School defensive end Austrian Robinson returned from his official visit to Miami with Maryland as his leader. He also has trips to Ohio State Ole Miss left on his calendar.


Philadelphia George Washington defensive Shareef Miller returned from an official visit to Arizona State, and named a top five of Arizona State, Penn State, Florida, Rutgers and Pittsburgh. He plans on announcing either on signing day or close to it. He will visit Penn State this week and Florida the final week of January.


Navy picked up a pair of commitments from Coraopolis (Pa.) Moon’s brothers Aleksei Yaramus, safety, and Niko Yaramus, an offensive guard, during an official visit to campus.


Senaca Valley (Pa.) offensive line commit Tyler Hudanick ended his recruitment by committing to UCF.