Every Monday, our weekly Recruiting Review recaps the past week's top headlines from our sister blog, Bryan Fischer's Eye on Recruiting . Enjoy:
- Florida enjoyed a huge week on the trail, first picking up mammoth (6'6", 315) Boynton Beach (Fla.) offensive tackle Jessamen Dunker, who took the Gators over several other SEC offers. Will Muschamp and Co. then dipped into Georgia to nab Stephenson High defensive tackle Jafar Mann. Mann is the second Stephenson product to join the Gators' class of 2012, joining teammate and running back Mike Davis.
- Bryan offers up an exhaustive notebook from the recent Las Vegas BadgerSports 7-on-7 tournament, including looks at several of the West's top prospects, like corner Ishmael Adams.
- In the Big 12, Texas A&M kept their susprising early-cycle momentum going with a 17th commitment, Missouri City (Texas) athlete Corey Thompson. But Oklahoma State also grabbed an important pledge, landing Lone Star state linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanaga. The Cowboys jumped on Tshimanaga as a sophomore and closed the deal with a recent visit. Texas Tech decided to look far outside the state for one of a pair of commitments Sunday, though, nabbing Miami-area linebacker Erick Hallmon.
- In-state lineman Omari Palmer elected not to wait for even a second offer after receiving one from Syracuse, giving Doug Marrone's rising Orange their third commitment for 2012. Elsewhere in the Big East, Louisville added Indianapolis offensive lineman Sid Anvoots, their second commitment.
- Michigan got on the board in a big way this week, landing their first two commitments for 2012 in in-state offensive tackle Ben Braden (who picked the Wolverines over Michigan State and Wisconsin) and Cincinnati guard Caleb Stacey. Fellow Big Ten member Penn State has also been active, taking two tight ends this past week including McKeesport (Pa.)'s Jesse James.
- It was a busy weekend in the SEC. Auburn got things started with a commitment from Birmingham-based linebacker (and all-name team lock) Cassanova McKinzy, then kept it going when in-state receiver Alex Taylor chose the Tigers over Ole Miss and Nebraska. Georgia got a big commitment from coveted tight end Ty Smith. And LSU found a way to add a highly-prized athlete to their 2011 class , signing former Oregon commitment Jerrard Randall nearly two months after Signing Day. Randall was denied admissions in Eugene after failing to make the grade on a qualifying test, but after retaking the test will be good to go in Baton Rouge.
- Want to catch up on where things stand in the ACC? Here's a comprehensive list of every commitment on the league's current ledgers.
- Louisville quarterback DaMarcus Smith was one of UCF's biggest prizes in their 2011 class, but now it looks like Smith will play elsewhere after asking for a release from his letter-of-intent.