Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Prized quarterback prospect Tom Savage helped keep the Scarlet Knights' recruiting class together in the wake of defections, Keith Sargeant writes in the Home News Tribune.

• Rutgers picked up an in-state linebacker, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.

• Syracuse got a commitment from linebacker/defensive end Brandon Sharpe, who had originally committed to Louisville. Sharpe's high school teammate, Shamarko Thomas, had switched his pledge from Louisville to the Orange earlier this month.

• The Hartford Courant's Shawn Courchesne spotlights future UConn wide receiver and in-state product Marcus Aiken.

• South Florida is waiting on word from a few players as it puts the finishing touches on a highly-ranked recruiting class, Greg Auman says in the St. Petersburg Times.