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Golden Bears strike with recruiting trifecta

The href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=cal">California Bears have commitments from Top 150 defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1774&dbyear=03&sport=football">Phillip Mbakogu and receiver/defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1814&dbyear=03&sport=football">Robert Jordan, both from Hayward, Cal; plus Top 150 linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=977&dbyear=03&sport=football">Worrell Williams of Sacramento-Grant, Cal. Mbakogu also considered Kansas State, LSU, Notre Dame and Oregon, among many others. Williams picked the Bears over Miami-Florida.

Top 150 defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1187&dbyear=03&sport=football">Nader Abdallah of Metairie-Rummel, La., has pledged to the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=osu">Ohio State Buckeyes over Tennessee, Colorado, Florida State and Michigan State, among many others. The Bucks recently gained Top 150 offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=845&dbyear=03&sport=football">Kyle Mitchum of Erie-McDowell, Pa., over Iowa and West Virginia. He also considered Michigan, Boston College, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, among many others.

Super Prospect defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=561&dbyear=03&sport=football">Ryan Baker of Indianapolis-Bishop Chatard, Ind., has chosen the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=nd">Notre Dame Fighting Irish over Purdue.
The Irish recently gained defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1366&dbyear=03&sport=football">Leo Ferrine of Jersey City-St. Peter's Prep, NJ; quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3611&dbyear=03&sport=football">Darrin Bragg of San Jose-Bellarmine, Cal; defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3693&dbyear=03&sport=football">Justin Brown of Forestville-Bishop McNamara, Md; and defensive back/receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3700&dbyear=03&sport=football">Junior Jabbie of Princeton-The Hun School, NJ.

Super Prospect defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1701&dbyear=03&sport=football">Lamar Herron of Sacramento-Natomas, Cal., decommitted from the USC Trojans for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=orst">Oregon State.

Defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=623&dbyear=03&sport=football">Mike Mangold, a Super Prospect from Merritt Island, Fla., has decommitted from Virginia Tech to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=fla">Florida.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=tenn">Tennessee pledged Super Prospect running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3753&dbyear=03&sport=football">Arian Foster of San Diego-Mission Bay, Cal., over Oregon, Oregon State, North Carolina and West Virginia. The Vols recently gained offensive linemen HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3122&dbyear=03&sport=football">Anthony Parker of Lovejoy, Ga; and HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1379&dbyear=03&sport=football">Cameron Mayo of Dalton, Ga., who decommitted from Auburn.


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*UPDATED 1/27/04: USC, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas, Georgia, Florida State, Miami-Florida, Maryland, Texas A&M, and Florida lead the Early 2004 Top Classes.

*Search the early list of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">over 3600 Prospects, href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings for your favorite href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences. Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC/Prep Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).

*Check out the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 150 Prospects and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height
=all&weight=all&speed_40=all&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_flag
=Y&gridiron_flag=N&order=status&startpos=1&sport=football&dbyear=03&stat
e=all">Super Prospects. Where are the top Class 2004 running backs headed? List.

*Check out the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&order=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_confer
ence=any&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=all&keyword=&status=all&hodge_fl
ag=N&super_flag=N&gridiron_flag=Y&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&state=all&recruitusa_flag=">Class 2004 Junior College Prospects. Search the NJCAA Football All-Americans (Does not include California).

Independents Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=conn">UConn pledged receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3725&dbyear=03&sport=football">Ellis Gaulden of Tallahassee-Godby, Fla., over Iowa State and Louisville.

Running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=393&dbyear=03&sport=football">Kenny Cattouse of Keyport, NJ., has chosen href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=troy">Troy State.

Big Ten Verbal List

Offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3594&dbyear=03&sport=football">Rashad Dunn of Evans-Greenbrier, Ga., picked href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=iowa">Iowa. The Hawks recently gained running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=681&dbyear=03&sport=football">Damian Sims of Boca Raton-Leonard, Fla., who decommitted from Virginia Tech.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=msu">Michigan State has a commitment from offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2152&dbyear=03&sport=football">Jesse Miller of Somerville, NJ., over Iowa, Temple and Central Florida.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=ind">Indiana pledged linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1003&dbyear=03&sport=football">Brian Tracz of Philadelphia-St. Joseph Prep, Pa; and defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3730&dbyear=03&sport=football">Marcus Thigpen of Detroit-Mumford, Mich.

Big 12 Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=tam">Texas A&M has a pledge from receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2470&dbyear=03&sport=football">Keith Dickerson of LaMarque, Tex., over Arizona.

The href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=iast">Iowa State Cyclones pledged defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3760&dbyear=03&sport=football">Mack Kimble of New Madrid-Central, Mo. The Cyclones recently gained defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3718&dbyear=03&sport=football">Collins Eboh of Des Moines-Roosevelt, Ia.

Big East Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=wvir">West Virginia pledged receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=493&dbyear=03&sport=football">Darius Reynaud of Boutte-Hahnville, La., over LSU, Indiana and Michigan State. The Mountaineers recently gained running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=414&dbyear=03&sport=football">Tyler Benoit of Lafayette-Comeaux, La., over Michigan State and Oklahoma State; and running back/linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=232&dbyear=03&sport=football">William McLee of Uniontown, Pa.

ACC Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=duke">Duke has receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3745&dbyear=03&sport=football">Ryan Wood of Buford, Ga. The Blue Devils recently gained linebacker/defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3738&dbyear=03&sport=football">Alfred Williams of Atlanta-Westlake, Ala.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=clem">Clemson pledged tight end HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3719&dbyear=03&sport=football">Durrell Barry of Charleston-Fort Dorchester, SC. The Tigers recently gained receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2832&dbyear=03&sport=football">Aaron Kelly of Marietta-Walton, Ga., over Wake Forest and Duke.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=wake">Wake Forest pledged defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3754&dbyear=03&sport=football">Kevin Patterson of Kingsland-Camden County, Ga. The Demon Deacons recently gained linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3733&dbyear=03&sport=football">Antonio Wilson Jr and defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3734&dbyear=03&sport=football">Demir Bolden, both from Pahokee, Fla.

SEC Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=alab">Alabama pledged receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=654&dbyear=03&sport=football">D.J. Hall of Fort Walton Beach-Choctawhatchee, Fla.

Linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1231&dbyear=03&sport=football">Gabe Wallace of Fort Campbell, Kty., has decommitted from Louisville for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=kty">Kentucky.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=ole">Mississippi pledged defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1219&dbyear=03&sport=football">Corey Mills of Memphis-Christian Brothers, Tenn., over Michigan and Memphis; offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=410&dbyear=03&sport=football">Tim Henderson of Shreveport-Evangel, La., over Texas Tech, Oregon and Oklahoma State; and receiver/defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3235&dbyear=03&sport=football">Larry Kendrick of Haines City, Fla/Florida/Pearl River CC, Miss., over Alabama and South Carolina. Kendrick spent two seasons with the Gators.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=ark">Arkansas has pledged running back
HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1370&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Joe Casey of Paducah-Tilghman, Kty., who
decommitted from Kentucky and is expected to attend junior college; plus
defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2605&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Ernest Mitchell of Newnan, Ga., over
Florida State and Clemson. The Razorbacks recently gained defensive backs HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=972&d
byear=03&sport=football">Desmond Williams of Euless-Trinity, Tex;
HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1940&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Matterial Richardson of Marlin, Tex; and
HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1942&
dbyear=03&sport=football">D'Nearian Wrighter of Marlin, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=vand">Vanderbilt has pledged defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2262&dbyear=03&sport=football">Lamar Divens of Fayetteville-Lincoln County, Tenn., who decommitted from Mississippi. Vandy recently gained receiver/defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1565&dbyear=03&sport=football">Sean Walker of Louisville-Jefferson County, Ga., who decommitted from East Carolina.

Conf-USA Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=albr">UAB has defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3748&dbyear=03&sport=football">Richard Carter of Lovejoy, Ga.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=hou">Houston has defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3234&dbyear=03&sport=football">D.J. Johnson of Garden City CC, Kan. The Cougars recently gained offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=217&dbyear=03&sport=football">SirVincent Rogers of Jasper, Tex.

MAC Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=cfl">Central Florida added offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3746&dbyear=03&sport=football">Frank Reina of Miami-Palmetto, Fla.

WAC Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=haw">Hawaii has defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3508&dbyear=03&sport=football">Austin Jackson of Gardena-Serra, Cal/USC/Mt. San Antonio CC, Cal., who also considered Iowa State.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=tuls">Tulsa has defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1758&dbyear=03&sport=football">Roderick Thomas of Oklahoma City-Northeast, Okla.

Sun Belt Verbal List

Pac-10 Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=asu">Arizona State has a commitment from defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3587&dbyear=03&sport=football">Quency Darley of Manning, SC/Kilgore CC, Tex., over Iowa.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=wast">Washington State added defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1306&dbyear=03&sport=football">Matt Eichelberger of Bellingham-Sehome, Wash., over Washington and Oregon; and linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3749&dbyear=03&sport=football">Tyson Kirksey of Lufkin, Tex. The Cougars recently gained receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2080&dbyear=03&sport=football">Benny Ward of Van Nuys-Birmingham, Cal.

Mountain West Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=sdsu">San Diego State has defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3747&dbyear=03&sport=football">T.J. McKay of Palmdale, Cal.

Class 2004 Football Database

* Seach the early list of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">over 3600 Prospects.

* Search the database to find href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings for your favorite href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">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 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 150 Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height
=all&weight=all&speed_40=all&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_flag
=Y&gridiron_flag=N&order=status&startpos=1&sport=football&dbyear=03&stat
e=all">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: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04">Database

Class 2004: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">Conference/Early Top Classes.

Class 2003: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=02">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=02&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=02">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/football.cfm">Top
Classes.

Class 2002: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=01">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=01&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=01">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=962">Top Classes.

Class 2001: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&
dbyear=00">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=00&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=00">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=612">Top Classes.

Class 2000: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&
dbyear=99">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=99&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=548">Top Classes.

Class 1999: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&
dbyear=98">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=98&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=550">Top Classes.

Class 1998: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/archive/98football_signing
s.cfm?sport=football">Database.

Class 1997: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/archive/97football_signing
s.cfm?sport=football">Database.

Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting
coverage at CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects,
commitments and signings, plus databases, go to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting">CollegeSports.com's
Recruiting Page.