Midwest Recruiting Notebook
James Ross
James Ross
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Mar 10, 2011


Several new offers were handed out yesterday. We update new offers and recap a few that happened earlier in the week.

  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's (MI) linebacker James Ross reported yesterday that USC is the latest to offer. The 6'1, 215-lb four-star prospect adds the Trojans to a list that includes Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and others.
  • Lyndhurst Brush (Ohio) defensive end Pharaoh Brown reported an offer from Cincinnati yesterday. The 6'7, 220-lb Brown has other offers from Michigan, West Virginia, Arizona State, Syracuse, Colorado and more.
  • Another Ohio product, Dublin Jerome receiver Cameron Wilson reports an offer from Iowa.

    "They offered and I plan on visiting soon," he said.

    The 6'2, 190-lb Wilson said he also plans on visiting Purdue and West Virginia soon.

  • Troy (Ohio) running back Marcus Foster has been busy of late. Already holding an offer from Cincinnati, he says he has recently added Bowling Green, Toledo, Kent State, Ohio, Miami (Ohio) and Buffalo.

    As for visits, the 6'1, 190-lb Foster said, "I've had a lot of invites, but I'm still in basketball, so we'll see."

  • Austintown Fitch (Ohio) wide receiver prospect Demitrious Davis reported that Iowa offered both he and his brother Chris Davis. The Hawkeyes also offered teammate William Mahone, one of the top running backs in the Midwest.
  • Detroit King (Mich.) running back Dennis Norfleet was offered by Tennessee according to Curtis Blackwell of the Lifting as We Climb Foundation and Maximum Exposure. Blackwell, who serves as a mentor to Norfleet says he plans on visiting Tennessee soon. That offer adds to his list, which already includes Michigan State and Cincinnati.
  • Michigan offered two of the Midwest's best yesterday, Blue Earth (Minn.) OT Jonah Pirsig (6-9 / 295) and West Des Moines Dowling (Iowa) wide receiver Amara Darboh (6-2 / 200). Darboh also reported recent offers from Florida, Nebraska, and Michigan State, as well as existing offers from Notre Dame, Iowa and more. Pirsig holds offers from Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and more.
  • Week in Review

  • According to Scout's Bill Greene, Cleveland Heights OT Kyle Dodson was offered by the Crimson Tide of Alabama.

  • Greene also reports two new offers, West Virginia and Stanford, for Warren Howland (Ohio) offensive lineman Anthony Stanko, and a Buckeye legacy offer for Upper Arlington wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos, whose father played at Ohio State.

  • Lombard Montini WR Jordan Westerkamp picked up an offer from Purdue yesterday. West Virginia offered earlier in the week. He also recapped weekend visits to Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Indianapolis Pike DE Pierre Aka was offered by Northern Illinois. That was his first offer.

  • Detroit Cass Tech's Ruben Lile picked up an offer from Western Michigan, his first offer.

  • Katie Priebe reports that Kenosha Tremper (WI) running back Toneo Gulley was was offered by Kent State and Western Michigan.

  • South Bend Washington's David Perkins was offered by Michigan State this week, and spoke to Spartan Digest's Dave Berk about the Spartans.

  • Oklahoma became the newest offer for Detroit Cass Tech CB Terry Richardson.

    Stay tuned to Scout.com for more on the top prospects in the country.



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