East Recruiting Notebook








  • Four-star cornerback and Michigan commit Garrett Taylor of Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher’s He will take an official visit to Ohio State on Nov. 22 for their game against Indiana, and to Penn State on Nov. 29 for their game against Michigan State. He will also take an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech on Oct. 23 for the Miami game and plans to take an official there as well, but no date has been set. 
  • Josh Sweat underwent successful knee surgery last week and has already started the rehab process. The five-star Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith defensive end rescheduled his official visits. Sweat, who has already taken his official to Ohio State, will head toGeorgia on Nov. 15 for the Auburn game, Florida State on Nov. 22 for the Boston College game and Virginia Tech on Nov. 28 for the Virginia game. According to a source, although he will not take an official visit to Oregon, the Ducks are still under consideration. 
  • Tim Settle will take his third official visit this weekend to West Virginia. The 2015 Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson defensive tackle already took officials to Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech. UCLA, Penn State and Florida State are other school that could receive officials. He will make his decision on Dec. 20.

    Levonta Taylor is approaching 30 scholarship offers. The 2016 Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes cornerback will visit Florida State on Saturday when the Seminoles take on Notre Dame. He will also go to Georgia on Nov. 15 when the Bulldogs play Auburn. 

  • Jay-Jay McCargo is a prospect on the rise. The 2016 Arlington (Va.) Bishop O’Connell offensive tackle has picked up offers from Boston College, Duke and West Virginia in recent weeks. He will visit Penn State on Oct. 25 for the Ohio State game andTemple on Nov. 1 for the East Carolina game. 
  • Baltimore Calvert Hall receiver Lawrence Cager‘s top five includes Rutgers, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, AlabamaWake Forest and Notre Dame, and after the Irish offered Tuesday, it means each of his top six extended an offer. He already has official visits set to Ohio State (Nov. 29) and Notre Dame (Dec. 6). 
  • Garden City (N.Y.) Nassau Community College cornerback Rasul Douglas canceled his Kansas visit after coach Charlie Weis was fired, and also moved on from the Jayhawks. He has official visits to West Virginia (Nov. 14) and Tennessee (Nov. 21), and he is also considering UCFLouisville and Rutgers. 
  • Syracuse hosted No. 1 Florida State on Saturday, and although the Orange lost, it remained competitive and put on a good show. It also enabled Syracuse to showcase its program as linebacker commit Shyheim Cullen from Lowell (Mass.) High and safety commit Christopher Fredrick from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove each came in for their first Orange game. 

    Several teammates from Huntersville (N.C.) South Lake Christian Academy were on campus, including class 2016 four-star running back Robert Washington. Two of Syracuse’s top 2016 targets were also in the stands in Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep defensive tackle Bo Peek and Gastonia (N.C.) Forestview athlete Moe NealJack Brotzki (2016 QB) and Noah Jordan-William (2017 WR) from Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy were also in attendance. 

    Scout’s Mike McAlister and Michael Clark contributed