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2/10 Recruiting Update

Keystone Recruiting looks at the top fifteen 2010 prospects in Pennsylvania, including #1 Corey Brown.


"In terms of the offers, I’ve got the written one from Rutgers and some verbals, but I don’t like to mention who they’re from until I have them in writing."

While it’s still early, Foose has already pretty much narrowed his focus to eight schools, with one standing out on top of everyone. That said, anything could change down the road.

"As of right now I’m really interested in Rutgers, Boston College, UNC, NC State, Penn State, Virginia, Maryland and Alabama," he explained. "Rutgers is my favorite.

"It’s a long process and I’m sure I’ll be hearing from more schools so I’m open to everyone. Sometime in the summer after I take more unofficials I’ll narrow down my list to about five schools with a goal of making a decision before my senior season."

St. Thomas Aquinas is once again loaded this year.

Giovanni Bernard is well aware of the tradition of his school. He was a key part of the team that claimed a mythical national title this year. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back is currently a junior.

He also is attracting quite a bit of attention from some of the nation's top powerhouses. So far, Miami (Fla.), Boston College, Auburn, Maryland, West Virginia, Oregon State, Rutgers and Florida International have all extended scholarship offers to the class of 2010 star. He was also rated by as one of the top 250 overall national prospects in his class.

"I don't have a bit of a clue about which one I'm favoring yet, although my brother (Yvenson Bernard) went to Oregon State, so they might have a slight edge over the others I haven't checked out yet,"

Add Travis Bell to the board.

Glades Central junior Travis Bell has already been offered by Florida, Florida State, LSU, Georgia, West Virginia and Rutgers, according to ESPN affiliate Web site Bell liked Miami growing up, but hasn't had discussions with the Hurricanes yet.

He said, "None of those schools really standout right now. It isn't crunch time yet and I still have a whole season to finish before it matters with where I start to look at schools. All those schools show me love though cause that is their job."

Jordan Thomas has picked up offers from UConn and Maryland.

There's finally an update on Delaware lineman Gifford Timothy.

"I’m looking a lot into BYU and Penn State," he said. "Both of them have good coaching staffs, a big point for BYU that helps is that I’m Mormon.

Don Bosco linebacker Ryan Cobb isn't saying much.

"So far six schools have told me they intent to offer me soon," he continued. "Until I get them in writing my father would rather me not say who they’re from, but the conferences they involve are the ACC and the Big East.

"As far as favorites go, I’ll give any program that takes the time to offer me consideration and respect."

So, any chance at Ego Ferguson seems hopelessly unrealistic.

Jr DL Ego Ferguson, Jr (6-3 260) of Frederick, MD has already racked up 30 offers. Some of those offers include Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Penn State, LSU, California, Maryland, NC State, and Illinois. Ferguson recently visited junior day at Maryland and says it was "alright". He may go to UNC's junior day and take an unofficial to Tennessee but still has not confirmed either. Ferguson had 97 tackles, 37 for loss, and 14 sacks last year. He also scored seven touchdowns on offense. He says he is a mix between Julius Peppers and Reggie White. Ferguson does not have any favorites.

Is Rutgers abandoning Florida?

Mark Shuman is considered the #3 player in Virginia next year.

Rutgers did not make LaMarcus Joyner's top 5.

Pittsburgh DB coach Jeff Hafley has designs on recruiting New Jersey.

According to, Kyle Flood and Joe Susan are two of the top recruiters in the Big East (someone tell the author that Brazinski and Scott decommitted before the season started).

Sam Bergen doesn't have any offers as he recovers from an ACL injury, but did attend RU's recent Junior Day.

No idea about the context of this paragraph. Presumably it didn't come out of thin air.

Certain upcoming programs such as North Carolina, Baylor, Rutgers and Stanford included in their recruitment the enticement of playing time by stressing that their freshman members received more playing time sooner than in other programs.

Maryland quarterback Billy Cosh plans on attending the Schiano Shootout this summer.

New York football could be hit by state budget woes, reducing their seasons to 8 or 9 games.

VanDerzee said the move will put New York athletes at disadvantage when it comes to college recruiting, because students in other states will have played more games over their high school careers.

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