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Monday, January 19, 2004
QB Wolke selects Notre Dame

By Bill Hodge

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a commitment from quarterback David Wolke of Smyrna, Tenn., over interest from Kentucky, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Boise State, Nebraska and Vanderbilt. The Irish recently gained linebacker/defensive back Maurice Crum Jr of Tampa-Tampa Bay Tech, Fla., over Michigan State, Tennessee and South Florida. Crum is the son of former Miami Hurricane and Tampa Bay Buccaneer linebacker Maurice Crum Sr.

Super Prospect offensive lineman Cornelius Lewis of Jacksonville-Raines, Fla., has chosen Florida State over North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Miami-Florida. The Seminoles recently gained kicker Gary Cismesia of Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch, Fla.,who decommitted from Georgia Tech; and offensive lineman Jacky Claude of Miami-Edison, Fla., over Miami-Florida, Ohio State, North Carolina State, Auburn, Rutgers and South Florida, among many others.

The Iowa Hawkeyes pledged Super Prospect offensive lineman Nyere Aumaitre of Camden-Woodrow Wilson, NJ., over Nebraska, Tennessee, North Carolina State and Rutgers, among others. The Hawks recently gained defensive lineman/tight end Lucas Cox of Springdale, Pa.

Penn State pledged quarterback/tight end Jordan Lyons of College Park-Woodward Academy, Ga., over Georgia, Maryland, Clemson, Michigan State and Stanford. Notre Dame had also shown interest. The Nittany Lions also added defensive back Adam DiMichele of McKees Rocks/Sto-Rox, Pa.

Georgia pledged touted receiver Kenneth Harris of Cherryville, NC., over North Carolina State. The Bulldogs recently gained defensive back/athlete Michael Grant of Stone Mountain-Stephenson, Ga., over Florida, Miami-Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas; defensive back Kelin Johnson of Daytona Beach-Mainland, Fla; and receiver Jamar Bryant of Rockingham-Richmond, NC.

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*UPDATED 1/19/04: USC, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Miami-Florida, Georgia, Maryland, PSU, Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M lead the Early 2004 Top Classes.

*Search the early list of over 3400 Prospects, Commitments and Signings for your favorite Schools and Conferences. Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC/Prep Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).

*Check out the Top 150 Prospects and Super Prospects. Where are the top Class 2004 running backs headed? List.

*Check out the Class 2004 Junior College Prospects. Search the NJCAA Football All-Americans (Does not include California).

Independents Verbal List

Big Ten Verbal List

Purdue has pledged defensive lineman Jonathon Patton of Chicago-Hubbard, Ill., over Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois and Virginia.

Northwestern pledged defensive back David Oredugba of Beverly Hills, Cal.

Big 12 Verbal List

Nebraska pledged receiver/defensive back Santino Panico of Libertyville, Ill.

Kansas State has a pledge from defensive back/receiver Walter Hudson of Dallas-Wilmer Hutchins, Tex; and running back/tight end Brett Alstatt of Hays, Kan. The Wildcats recently gained linebacker Isaiah Cook of Claremont, Cal., over Colorado State, Oregon, Oregon State and San Diego State.

Texas A&M has a commitment from linebacker Lee Foliaki of Euless-Trinity, Tex/Butler County CC, Kan. The Aggies recently gained quarterback Jordan Chambless of Corpus Christi-Calallen, Tex., over Rice; and tight end Amos Gbunblee of Cypress-Cypress-Springs, Tex., over Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Iowa and TCU.

Big East Verbal List

Running back A.J. Brooks of Orlando-Bishop Moore, Fla., is headed to Boston College over Duke, Maryland and East Carolina.

Pittsburgh added linebacker/running back Tyler Tipton of Lynchburg-Christian Academy, Va.

Syracuse has a pledge from defensive back/receiver Donta Herrod of Washington, DC-Woodson, over North Carolina State.

ACC Verbal List

Tight end/defensive lineman Phillip Merling of Memphis-Cordova, Tenn., is headed to Clemson. The Tigers recently gained linebacker/defensive lineman Alex Pearson of Greenville, SC.

Georgia Tech pledged offensive lineman Kieran Delaney of Avon-Old Farms, Conn. The Yellow Jackets recently gained tight end Jonathan Morrison of Marietta, Ga.

SEC Verbal List

Kentucky has pledged 330-pound offensive lineman Kane Hannaford of Palmetto, Fla., over North Carolina State and South Florida.

Vanderbilt has pledged running back Zach Logan of Wilson-Rivercrest, Ark., over Arkansas, Memphis and Arkansas State.

Conf-USA Verbal List

Linebacker Mozell Axson of Lakeland-Jenkiins, Fla., picked Louisville. The Cards recently gained receiver Mario Urrutia of Louisville-Fern Creek, Kty., who had decommitted from Kentucky.

South Florida has pledged defensive back Danny Verpaele of Merrit Island, Fla; offensive lineman Matt Huners of Palm Harbor, Fla; and defensive lineman/linebacker C.J. Hunnicutt of Bradenton-Manatee, Fla. The Bulls recently gained running back/defensive back Ricky Ponton of Tampa-Hillsborough, Fla; offensive lineman Shadie Jones of Pensacola-Pace, Fla; and running back Terrence Jones of Sarasota-Booker, Fla.

Defensive back Ladarius Webb of Beauregard, Ala., is set for Southern Mississippi.

MAC Verbal List

Quarterback Warren Suess of Cedar Rapids-Washington, Ia., committed to Ball State.

Central Florida has pledged offensive lineman Michael Lavoie of Sanford-Seminole, Fla.

Western Michigan pledged defensive lineman Zach Davidson of Racine-Park, Wis; and tight end Brandon Ledbetter of Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas, Fla.

WAC Verbal List

Hawaii pledged receiver/defensive back Desmond Thomas of Vallejo, Cal.

Sun Belt Verbal List

Pac-10 Verbal List

Quarterback Rudy Carpenter of Westlake Village-Westlake, Cal., has chosen Arizona State over UCLA.

Arizona has receiver Gerold Rodriguez of Venice, Cal., who decommitted from Utah. The Wildcats recently gained offensive lineman Eddie Rollmann of Burnet, Tex; offensive lineman Sheldon Watts of Fort Bend-Hightower, Tex; and linebacker Aaron Darks of Lufkin, Tex.

Oregon State has pledged linebacker Wallace Bates of Woodland Hills-Taft, Cal., over Washington State and Arizona State. The Beavers recently gained offensive lineman Adam Speer of West Hills-Chaminade, Cal; offensive lineman Jon Ioane of Tustin, Cal; and linebacker Alan Darlin of Elk Grove-Laguna Creek, Cal.

Washington has pledged defensive back Chet Sanders of Carson, Cal.

Mountain West Verbal List

BYU gained receiver Antwaun Harris of Garland-South Garland, Tex. The Cougars recently gained defensive back Billy Skinner of Arlington-Lamar, Tex., who decommitted from Tulane; offensive lineman Ray Feinga of West Valley City-Hunter, Utah; and defensive lineman Alex Toailoa of Fountain Valley-Los Amigos, Cal.

San Diego State has pledged running back/defensive back Patrick Gates of San Diego-Marian Catholic, Cal., over interest from Oregon State.

Receiver John Peel of Scottsdale-Chaparral, Ariz., has committed to Utah. The Utes recently gained defensive lineman Randy Faletoi of Honolulu-McKinley, Hawaii; quarterback Brian Johnson of Baytown-Lee, Tex; running back Quinton Ganther of Citrus CC, Cal; and running back Jordan Johnson of Mesquite-Poteet, Tex.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 3400 Prospects.
* Search the database to find Commitments and Signings for your favorite Schools and Conferences.
*Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).
* Check out the database for prospects in your Home State
* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
Top 150: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
Super Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.

Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2005: Database
Class 2004: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Early Top Classes.

Class 2003: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2002: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2001: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2000: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1999: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1998: Database.
Class 1997: Database.

Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to's Recruiting Page.