The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and various scouting services have confirmed that Jared Williams, who had previously announced his intent to attend Pittsburgh, has de-committed and will be visiting some other college camps this Summer. Williams is a speedy defensive back prospect from Perry Traditional Academy. Curiously, Williams does not have any other scholarship offers at this time. According to Chris Dokish of Panther Rants advises that Pitt has revoked his scholarship offer.
NJ.com confirms that Rutgers, coming off their first bowl appearance in 30-years, has received a verbal commitment from lineman Keith Newell. The 6'5, 300-pounder had offers from Maryland, Michigan State, and Syracuse, among others. He is the second in-state lineman to verbal to the Scarlet Knights this season, joining DT Wayne Thomas.
West Virginia continues to see the rewards for its Sugar Bowl win, as Roanoke.com reports that Osbourn High School quarterback Brandon Hogan gave the team a verbal commitment on Thursday. Hogan is the third quarterback and the seventh player to give WVU a verbal this season. At 5'11 and 170 pounds, his size may hinder him from becoming a DI quarterback, but with 4.4 speed, he will also get looks at receiver, running back, kick returner, and/or defensive back.