Every Monday, our weekly Recruiting Review recaps the past week's top headlines from our sister blog, Bryan Fischer's Eye on Recruiting . Enjoy:
- It's not often Virginia Tech goes too far beyond the boundaries of its home state for players, but the Hokies made an exception for Fort Worth (Texas) pro-style quarterback T.J. Millweard, beating a handful of closer-to-home programs to the punch with an early offer. Millweard is Tech's third commitment.
- The early 2012 recruiting rich got richer last week, as Alabama -- with Atlanta running back Justin Taylor -- and Texas -- with highly-regarded Dallas wide receiver Thomas Johnson -- picked up their ninth and seventh commitments for next year's class, respectively. The Longhorns would add commitment number eight before the week was out, and they weren't done there, adding three more defenders Saturday after their second Junior Day.
- Arizona State's underwhelming 2011 class received a much-needed late boost with a pair of late defensive back signings, one of them JUCO safety Kevin Ayers, brother of UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers.
- Struggling already to keep up with football's Matthews clan? Sorry: there's another member on his way to Texas A&M , this time the youngest son of Bruce, offensive lineman Mike Matthews. Not to be outdone by their archrivals in Austin, the Aggies now have a whopping 14 commitments for the 2012 class.
- The furor over oversigning has been reignited again after two South Carolina recruits were told the day before Signing Day the school would not be accepting their letters-of-intent.
- 2012 promises to be a much better year for quarterbacks than the previous few, and the arms on display at the Badger Sports 7-on-7 tournament last weekend in Piscataway (N.J.) helped show why. Leading the way was Connecticut signal-caller Casey Cochran, who already holds a Boston College offer and should see more interest soon. Eye on Recruiting has your full rundown of all the top prospects at the event, including 6'2", 210-pound Baltimore receiver Deontay McManus, likely to be one of the most highly sought-after recruits in the class. McManus was just one of many reasons why Maryland talent shone brightly throughout the competition .