Links from the East and Southeast

• Maryland commitment Avery Thompson put football recruiting on hold to visit his father in Army overseas.

• Cincinnati wide receiver Monty Madaris considering a visit to Florida State.

• Notre Dame commit considering South Carolina? Conflicting quotes from family.

• All-star game coming up for top 2013 prospects.

• Recruiting mailbag in the Gainesville Sun.

• West Virginia a finalist for Apopka, Fla., defensive back.

• Clemson has eight commits chosen for the Shrine Bowl.