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Arkansas has pledges from offensive lineman Colin Tucker and defensive back Matt Harris, both from Richardson-Pearce, Tex; plus defensive back Elston Forte of Little Rock-Mills, Ark.
Boston College has pledged receiver/defensive back Rich Gunnell of Lawrenceville-Notre Dame, NJ., over North Carolina and Rutgers. The Eagles recently gained offensive lineman Austin Giles of Marshfield, Mass., over Mississippi State.
Kansas State has a commitment from linebacker Ross Diehl of Castle Rock-Douglas County, Colo., over Colorado State, Arizona State, Kansas, San Diego State and Wyoming.
Baylor has its 10th commitment in running back/athlete Cordney Smith of Duncanville, Tex.
Defensive lineman Travis Craven of Fort Wayne-Snider, Ind., committed to Miami-Ohio over Ball State, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.
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Notre Dame has added five Class 2005 verbals, including touted quarterback Evan Sharpley of Marshall, Mich., over Iowa, LSU and Wisconsin; receiver David Nelson of Wichita Falls-Rider, Tex., over Nebraska and Kansas State; receiver David Grimes of Detroit-DePorres, Mich., over Iowa and Wisconsin; plus linebackers Scott Smith of Highland Park, Ill., over Illinois, Michigan State and UCLA, among many others; and Kevin Washington of Sugar Land, Tex., over Wisconsin, Northwestern and Houston.
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Top 150 quarterback Rob Schoenhoft of Cincinnati-Xavier, Ohio, has committed to Ohio State over Michigan. Among many others were Florida, LSU, Michigan State and Notre Dame. The Buckeyes recently gained Top 150 offensive lineman Kevin Bemoll of Mission Viejo, Cal., over Florida, LSU and Miami-Florida, among many others. He joins teammate defensive lineman Ryan Williams, who had earlier picked the Buckeyes.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have pledged Class 2005 linebacker B.J. Travers of Westlake, Ohio, over offers from Southern California, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Kentucky, Syracuse, Indiana and West Virginia, among many others.
Big 12 List
The Oklahoma Sooners have pledged touted defensive back Keenan Clayton of Sulphur Springs, Tex., over Texas A&M, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas State, LSU and Oklahoma State, among others. Also headed for the Sooners are Top 150 receiver Malcolm Kelly of Longview, Tex., over Kansas State, LSU, Miami-Florida, Texas and Texas Tech, among others; and offensive lineman Ben Barresi of Edmond-North, Okla., over Oklahoma State and Wyoming. Kelly joins earlier outstanding receiver commitments from Manuel Johnson of Gilmer, Tex., and Eric Huggins of Conway, S.C. The Sooners recently gained defensive lineman Billy Blackard of Claremore, Okla.
Texas Tech has pledged linebacker Ryan Hale of Baytown-Lee, Tex. The Red Raiders recently gained defensive back LaShawn Vation of Irving-MacArthur, Tex.
Oklahoma State has a commitment from running back LaMark Carter of Arlington-Lamar, Tex., over Arkansas and Kansas.
Top 150 defensive lineman Aaron Lewis of Albuquerque-LaCueva, NM., has chosen Texas over Florida State. Among others were Georgia Tech and Texas Tech.
Big East List
West Virginia pledged offensive lineman Frank Carduff of Shenandoah-Shenandoah Valley, Pa. The Mountaineers recently gained receiver/defensive back Jeremy Bruce of Beaver Falls-Blackhawk, Pa.
Syracuse has Class 2005 commitments from defensive lineman Andrew Lewis and defensive back Derek Bailey, both from Clifton-Centreville, Va. The Orange recently gained quarterback Adam Hearns of Lansdale-North Penn, Pa.
Clemson has a commitment from offensive lineman Jamarcus Grant of Mullins, SC., over South Carolina. The Tigers recently gained offensive lineman Thomas Austin of Camden, SC., over Maryland, Vanderbilt, Penn State, South Carolina and Wake Forest.
Offensive lineman Zach Marshall of Mason, Ohio, has chosen Maryland over Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Boston College.
Miami-Florida has pledged Class 2005 defensive back Randy Phillips of Belle Glade-Glades Central, Fla.
Super Prospect quarterback Jonathan Garner of Daytona Beach-Mainland, Fla., has chosen Florida over Stanford, Miami-Florida, Mississippi and Memphis.
Alabama has pledged Class 2004 linebacker/defensive lineman Baron Huber of Knoxville-Powell, Tenn. The Tide recently gained a late signee for Class 2004 in defensive back Jeffrey Dukes of Oxford-Lafayette County, Miss/Northwest Mississippi CC, Miss.
Touted defensive lineman Louis Ellis of Jackson-Lanier, Miss., has decommitted from Mississippi. He is now considering Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi and LSU. The Rebels recently pledged receiver J.D. Lawhorn of Memphis-University, Tenn., who had 65 receptions as a junior.
Cincinnati has pledged Class 2005 defensive lineman Tyler Clifford of Portsmouth, Ohio.
South Florida has a pledge from defensive back R.J. Anderson of Seffner-Armwood, Fla.
Memphis has a pledge from Class 2005 athlete Billy Barefield of Shreveport-Evangel Christian, La.
Bowling Green has a pledge from Class 2005 quarterback Kevin Leady of Pemberville-Eastwood, Ohio, over Eastern Michigan.
Offensive lineman Chris Hall of Irving, Tex., has decommitted from SMU. He is considering offers from Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
Sun Belt List
Offensive lineman Chris Marinelli of Quincy-Boston College High, Mass., has committed to Stanford over Duke and Boston College.
Arizona has a Class 2005 commitment from defensive lineman Anthony Sapa of Moreno Valley, Cal/Riverside CC, Cal., over Arizona State, Oregon State and Nebraska. The Wildcats recently gained defensive back Corey Hall of DeSoto, Tex.
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