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Ultimate Wolverine Is Dead So Who Is Ultimate X?

Looks like we'll be seeing another dude with claws soon...

Ultimatum is over.  It has been for a few months and the Ultimate Universe has been moving forward.  We're still seeing the characters trying to pick up the pieces from all the deaths and destruction.  As you probably know by now, Ultimate Wolverine is dead.  He was wiped out by Magneto.  When I interviewed Jeph Loeb about it last month, he said, "Wolverine is gone. Someone may do something after I'm gone...Wolverine is gone." (He also alluded to this project with the awesome Art Adams).  
If you've seen the advanced solicits for February, you probably seen the following image:

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Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ART ADAMS
Villain Variant Cover by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by TBA
Spoiler Line-up Variant by ART ADAMS
Who—or what—is Ultimate X? The answers and even more secrets arrive in the all new ULTIMATE X ongoing bi-monthly series from the superstar dream team of JEPH LOEB and ART ADAMS. Wolverine is dead. Captain America is a fugitive. The Fantastic Four disbanded. Lives have been destroyed and nothing can ever be the same—is there any hope left? It all begins with a search for a brand new character whose identity will leave jaws on the floor and change the Ultimate Universe forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 

So who is this dude?  It looks like a blonde tuft of hair is sticking out under his hoodie.  He's obvioulsy high school age (or at least appears to be and is acting the part).  Say what you want about Ultimatum, I'm really enjoying seeing everything that's happening afterwards.  I'm not a fan of deaths for deaths sake but it'll be interesting to see how it's all dealt with.  I also love Art Adams artwork so I will definitely be looking forward to this book.
Who do you think this guy is?  Ulitmate Daken?  Someone else?