Weekend Recruiting Wrap - 6/2
The Bears picked up a pair of defensive backs when big safety prospect Cordell Dorsey (6'2/205) of Cooper High School decided to stay in state and play for Baylor. Dorsey also had in state offers from SMU and Texas Tech as well as Pac 12 members Oregon State and Washington State. Dorsey told Erin Hartigan of FOX Sports Next that "It just felt like home" (link).
Dorsey was joined by Chad Adams (5'10/165) of Allen High School on Sunday. The 3-Star cornerback prospect also had offers from Kansas, Arizona State, UConn and Washington among others. Adams has good field vision and instincts and breaks well on the ball.
It wasn't just skill for Baylor though as the third weekend commitment came from 6'5 and 315 pound offensive lineman Blake Blackmar of Clear Lake High School in Houston. Blackmar is a versatile lineman who has lined up at tackle and center for his Clear Lake squad. He relishes the trench warfare and excels at run blocking. He projects as an interior lineman on the next level be it guard or center. Blackmar picked the Bears over offers from Arizona State, Kansas State, Missouri, and Texas Tech among others.
Not content to let Baylor hog the spotlight, Texas A&M got a commitment from the lone Scout 300 prospect to make a decision over the weekend. Jarrett Johnson (6'3/225), a defensive end from Seven Lakes High School in Katy. Texas became the Aggies 9th Scout 300 commitment already and vaulted Texas A&M into an early lead in the Team Recruiting Rankings. Johnson picked the Aggies over a host of offers including Texas and Oklahoma.
Michigan continues to do work over the weekend getting a commitment for the third consecutive weekend. While this week's commitment didn't have the same needle moving star power as 5-Star Jabrill Peppers, outside linebacker Chase Winovich (6'4/221) of Thomas Jefferson High School in Pennsylvania is a high ceiling athlete with a terrific frame. Michigan did a great job recruiting Winovich out of Pennsylvania beating out teams such as Penn State, Ohio State, Oregon, Florida State and Miami.
Michigan wasn't the only Big Ten team in action as Penn State also got a commitment from a defender. Defensive end Noah Beh (6'6/235) of Scranton, Pa. chose Penn State after considering Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College, and Maryland among his offers. Beh is an edge rusher with a huge wing-span and a first step that is surprisingly quick considering how long and lean he is.
Syracuse wasn't left empty handed in the state of Pennsylvania though as the Orange got a commitment from Zaire Anderson (6'1/205) of La Salle in Wyndmoor. Zaire picked Syracuse over offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, UConn, and Temple among others. Anderson has good flexibility and changes directions well. He has the skill set and instincts to play inside and the quickness to move outside.
Duke also got an important commitment in wide receiver Johnathan Lloyd (6'0/185) of Southern Alamance in North Carolina. Lloyd was also considering scholarship offers from NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest. Lloyd is a multi-faceted athlete who project best as a wide receiver but could also play defensive back for the Blue Devils. Lloyd is Duke's 10th public commitment (link).
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