Big East Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Huge Pickups Throughout Conference

Erin SorensenContributor IJune 20, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 03:  Conner Donnini #65 of the Cincinnati Bearcats takes the field before the start of the game against the Connecticut Huskies on December 3, 2011 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats defeated the Connecticut Huskies 35-27. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
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It has been quite the week for the Big East in terms of recruiting. Every program, with the exception of Louisville, picked up at least one commitment. In this week's Big East recruiting roundup, there is a lot for the conference to be excited about.


The Bearcats were one of two programs to get three commitments this week. Those commitments were OL Dylan Wiesman, LB Dakota Cox and OL Ben Flick. Cincinnati is getting close to knocking on Louisville's door with the number of commitments, so these three commits definitely do not hurt.

A three-star recruit, Wiesman was a good grab for Cincinnati, as he was up to nine offers before deciding. Neither Cox or Flick were rated by Rivals, but both could be promising for the Bearcats.


The Huskies received a commitment from TE Tommy Myers this week. Myers will add good size to the field for UConn, as he stands 6'5" and 235lbs. After receiving commitments from a quarterback and receiver the week before, a tight end is a good next step for Connecticut.


It has been a quiet June for Louisville so far, but the Cardinals are not at any disadvantage in the Big East. Currently leading in both total commitments and commitments from four-star prospects, Louisville is sitting pretty where they're at with 9 commits.


Pitt got two great commitments from RB Corey Clement and WR Zach Challingsworth. The standout between the two is definitely Clement, who ranks No. 188 on the ESPN 300. He set the South Hersey rushing record in 2011 with 2,510 yards.

Challingsworth is Rutgers first wide receiver for this class. He had 750 receptions yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011.


One of the most under-recruited players in the nation, QB Christopher Laviano committed to Rutgers this week. Laviano is a catch for the Scarlet Knights, as he stands 6'2" 200 pounds and is the 176th player on the ESPN 300.

South Florida

The Bulls received a commitment from QB Asiantii Woulard this week. This comes on the heels of Woulard committing to USF in February and then de-committing in April. This may be worrisome for South Florida fans, but Woulard told Corey Long of ESPN Recruiting Nation that he is done with recruiting.

Woulard is currently ranked as the No. 258 player on the ESPN 300.


Syracuse had a big week last week, so it's not shocking that this week was a little quieter. The team still managed to get a commitment from DT Isaiah Johnson. He's a two-star recruit out of Elkton, Maryland.


Temple needed these three commitments this week, as they were stalled at only two recruits until this point. This week, they got commitments from OL Matt Barone, DT Nik D'Avanzo and K Jim Cooper Jr. It appears that there isn't any method to Temple's recruiting madness, but their numbers are starting to rise.

It doesn't hurt that Barone is a three-star recruit out of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania that will bring some good size to the Temple field. D'Avanzo, a two-star recruit, is a big-bodied tackle at 6'3" and 260lbs.