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Weekend recruiting nuggets around the Big East

The final recruiting weekend before Wednesday's signing day has concluded. Here's a rundown of some developments at various Big East schools over the weekend:

Cincinnati

To no one's real surprise, the Bearcats officially lost quarterback Luke Massa to Notre Dame and former Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly. Massa had been committed since the summer. In the good news department, they picked up three-star receiver Anthony McClung, who had been committed to Louisville. McClung is a teammate of current Cincinnati pledge and fellow receiver Dyjuan Lewis.

Connecticut

UConn gained a commitment from 6-foot-5 Pennsylvania defensive end B.J. McBryde, who was also being recruited by Penn State.

Louisville

New coach Charlie Strong dipped back into the Florida well again, this time landing four-star outside linebacker Deon Rogers of Port St. Lucie, who decommitted from Georgia. Rogers also considered Florida State, LSU and Ohio State.

Strong now has four four-star recruits from Florida on board.

Rutgers

The Scarlet Knights gained a couple of new commitments over the weekend. Offensive tackle Rob Forst (6-5, 255) dropped Delaware for a chance to play with his older brother, Art. Running back Jawan Jamison, a 5-foot-8, 205-pounder from Jacksonville, Fla., also committed over offers from Clemson and others.

South Florida

It was a busy weekend for new Bulls coach Skip Holtz and his staff.

South Florida gained a pledge from 6-foot-5 quarterback Jamius Gunsby of LaGrange, Ga. He was also offered by Florida and Kentucky. Gunsby is rated as the 69th-best quarterback in the class by Scouts Inc.

The Bulls pulled a scholarship offer from Bradenton, Fla., quarterback Brion Carnes, who wound up committing to Western Kentucky.

South Florida has picked up safety Reshard Cliett from Thomasville, Ga.

West Virginia

Three-star linebacker John Propst, who had committed to West Virginia in June, switched his allegiance to Tennessee.