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North Recruiting Notebook
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Brashear outside linebacker Manessah Garner informed us via text message that he was recently offered a scholarship by the Wisconsin Badgers. Look for Garner and training partner Kevin Weatherspoon to make a trip to Madison in the not so distant future. Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway star athlete Brendan Felder put on a show at North Carolina's camp and Butch Davis promptly rewarded him with a scholarship offer. Felder hits double-digits with his latest offer. Not bad for a prospect with zero offers a month and a half ago. We said he would blow up and he has. Pittsburgh message boards were in meltdown mode after the Panthers lost two key recruits who were considered by many to be locks Miles Dieffenbach and Tom Ricketts. To make matters worse for Panther fans, both WPIAL stars headed East to Penn State. The Panthers recovered this week and landed a former WPIAL standout Jeff Knox who now plays at Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha. Knox is a very solid safety, which is a position of need for the Big East squad. The Panthers summer camp sessions are in full swing and local defensive tackle K.K. Smith (Woodland Hills) impressed staff members enough to earn a scholarship offer. Smith checked in at 6-foot-2 and 290-pounds. He has been rumored to run a sub 12 in 100-meters. West Virginia landed their second quarterback prospect in a month when Memphis (Tenn.) native Barry Brunetti gave the Mountaineers his verbal pledge. The three-star quarterback from Memphis University School chose West Virginia over offers from Duke, Memphis, Mississippi State and Tulsa. Louisville took a big step landing some defensive help in Ohio products Jordan Paschal (Trotwood-Madison) and Tyon Dixon) Colerain. Pashal is a cornerback and Dixon a safety/outside linebacker. The Virginia Cavaliers have had a busy week as they landed three prospects. The Cavs landed wide receiver E.J. Scott (Olney/Md./Good Counsel), outside linebacker Ryan Cobb (Ramsey/N.J./Don Bosco Prep) and safety Kyrrel Latimer (Hyattsville/Md./DeMatha). Michigan keeps adding to their stable of athletes as they landed a pledge from dual-threat quarterback Cornelius Jones from Spartanburg (S.C.). Stanford pledge Courtney Avery camped at Michigan and did quite well for himself. This could get interesting if the Wolverines offer the Lexington (Ohio) standout. Mark Dantonio continues to impress on the recruiting trail as Michigan State recently added two of the top in-state defensive prospects on the board. The Spartans landed four-star defensive end William Gholston (Southeastern) and three-star cornerback Mylan Hicks (Renaissance). If Penn State can keep recruiting the way they have they could have a top five class when the smoke clears on signing day. The Nittany Lions added another in-state stud with the addition of three-star defensive end Kyle Baublitz (Central York). Six of the Nittany Lions eight verbal commitments are from Pennsylvania.
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