Big 12: Troy Hill

Cornhuskers pick up two juco commits

December, 11, 2009
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A couple of commitments to Nebraska and the latest on the Tyler Gabbert saga highlight today's missive from Tom Luginbill, the national scouting director from ESPN's Scouts Inc.

All of the recruiting information I can devour can be found here.

Here's are some Big 12 recruiting nuggets for today.

T Jemarcus Hardrick

Batesville, MS

Fort Scott Community College (KS)

Nebraska has gained Jermarcus Hardrick, a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive lineman from South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) / Fort Scott CC, Kan., who has decommitted from LSU.

Hardrick also holds offers from Mississippi, Arkansas, South Florida and Southern Mississippi.

OLB Lavonte David

Miami, FL

Fort Scott Community College (KS)

Outside linebacker Lavonte David of Northwestern (Miami, Fla.)/Fort Scott CC, Kan., has accepted a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

He was also sought by Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Tennessee, Houston, Southern Mississippi, Tulsa, Florida International and North Texas.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect chose Middle Tennessee State over Florida International as a prep.

David is the 16th commitment for the Huskers.

QB Tyler Gabbert

Ballwin, MO

Parkway West H.S.

Scouts Grade: 76

Position Rank: 55

Three-star quarterback Tyler Gabbert of Parkway West (Ballwin, Mo.), the younger brother of current Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, has withdrawn his commitment to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Tyler has other offers from Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Oregon, Wake Forest, Indiana, Colorado State and Wyoming.

Gabbert is expected to officially visit Missouri this weekend along with receiver Curtis Carter of North De Soto (Stonewall, La.), who also recently decommitted from the Huskers. Carter is now interested in Missouri and TCU.

Both Tyler and Carter dropped the Huskers after feeling the staff moving towards a more run-oriented offensive scheme. During his senior year, Tyler threw for 965 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for 228 yards and two scores.

Blaine Gabbert originally committed to Nebraska with the Class of 2008, but he changed his choice to the Tigers. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound quarterback passed for 3302 yards and 23 touchdowns during 2009 as a sophomore. He added 228 yards and three scores on the ground.

If Tyler Gabbert ends up committing to Missouri, as expected, he'll join James Franklin of Corinth, Texas, as quarterback prospects for 2010. The Tigers have already received a pledge from 2011 quarterback Corbin Berkstresser of Lee's Summit, Mo.

CB Troy Hill

Ventura, CA

Saint Bonaventure H.S.

Scouts Grade: 76

Position Rank: 54

Oregon has landed three-star cornerback Troy Hill of St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) for the Class of 2010.

Hill chose the Ducks over Arizona and Washington. He also holds offers from Iowa State, Washington State, Wisconsin, Boise State, Marshall and Utah State.

"I got that special feeling at Oregon and no one was able to match it," Hill told ESPN's Greg Biggins. "I was just so comfortable there and really bonded with the players and coaches. They have a great team and all but it was more than that. The bottom line is Oregon was where I felt most comfortable and it became a pretty easy decision for me in the end."

Rose Bowl-bound Oregon has 15 commitments.

ILB Toquavius Gilchrist

Abbeville, SC

Butler County Community College (KS)

Butler County Community College (El Dorado, Kans.) linebacker Toquavius Gilchrist has committed sign as part of the Cougars' Class of 2010, ESPN affiliate Web site TheShiver.com reports.

Gilchrist selected Houston over Kansas and Kansas State.

DE Geneo Grissom

Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Senior H.S.

Scouts Grade: 77

Position Rank: 69

Three-star defensive end Geneo Grissom (Hutchinson, Kans.), a Jayhawks commitment, still has Kansas on top but is seriously considering LSU, ESPN affiliate Web site TheShiver.com reports.

"I actually might be visiting LSU on (the weekend of Jan. 23rd)," Grissom said.

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