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Thursday, August 15
 
Schuler to OU; Child to LSU

By Bill Hodge
CollegeSports.com

Outstanding offensive line prospect Ryan Schuler of Sioux Falls-Washington, S.D., has committed to the Oklahoma Sooners over offers from Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and Arizona.

Top 150 defensive back Nick Child of Metairie-Archbishop Rummel, La., has committed to the LSU Tigers over offers from Florida, Texas, Colorado and Stanford, among many others.

Purdue pledged offensive lineman Nick Fincher of Clinton Township-Chippewa Valley, Mich., over Northwestern and Duke.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have a verbal from Class 2004 linebacker Matt Kroul of Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Colorado has a verbal from receiver Bennie Swain of Houston-Madison, Texas, over offers from Oklahoma, Arizona, Houston and Vanderbilt.

New Mexico has a verbal from quarterback Tye Butler of Big Spring, Texas.

Class 2003:
Seach the early list of Prospects/Commitments/By Conference.
Quarterbacks lead the early list of Top 150 Prospects/Commitments.
More players projected to make a major impact: Super Prospects.

Football Commitments/Signings:
CollegeSports: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2003: Database/Top Prospects/Conference.
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.

BASKETBALL

Top News:
Forward Emmanuel Willis of Mendenhall, Miss., committed to Mississippi over Cincinnati, UAB, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and Tulane.

Guard/forward Ricky Lucas of Rockville-Montrose Christian, Md./Herndon, Va., committed to George Washington.

Forward Matt Webster of Sheridan, Ind., picked Wright State.

Guard Lanny Smith of Houston-Eisenhower, Texas, committed to Houston over Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU and Georgia Tech.

Class 2004 guard Enrico Tucker of San Diego-University, Calif., committed to University of San Diego.

Class 2004 forward/center Spencer Tollackson of Chaska, Minn., committed to Minnesota.

Forward/center Jeff Horowitz of Charlotte-South Mecklenburg, N.C., committed to Charleston.

Forward/center Brian Sisti of Northport, N.Y., committed to Hofstra.

Class 2003:
Search the early list of Prospects/Commitments.
Forward/guard LeBron James leads the early list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments.
More players projected to make a major impact: Super Prospects.

Class 2002:
Duke led the Top 25 Classes.

Ninety-six prospects verballed or signed from the Class 2002 Top 100 List. Uncommitted Top 100 prospects (4): Forward Leonard Cooke of Old Tappan-Northern Valley Regional, N.J. (NBA, not drafted); center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla. (NBA, first round to Phoenix); forward/center DeAngelo Collins of Inglewood, Calif. (NBA, not drafted); and center Sani Ibrahim of Oak Hill Academy, Va. (Junior College).

Final team selections made for 2002 USA Men's Junior National Team (Story).

Duke-bound J.J. Redick led the East past West, 138-107, in the 2002 McDonald's All American Game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Stories/Rosters for 2002, 2001, 2000).

The NBA selected only one high school and a single junior college prospect during the 2002 draft: Center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla., was taken 9th in the first round by Phoenix, while Portland took forward Qyntel Woods of Northeast Mississippi CC, Miss., at No. 21 in the first round. Sending a message to inexperienced hopefuls, the NBA passed on three other high school/prep school prospects: forward Leonard Cooke of Old Tappan-Northern Valley Regional, N.J.; forward/center DeAngelo Collins of Inglewood, Calif; and center Giedrius Rinkevicius of Lithuania/Bridgton Academy, Maine. Forward Brandon Roy of Seattle-Garfield, Wash., who signed with Washington, earlier withdrew his name from the draft. Last season, five of the six high school players who declared for the draft were selected, with Kwame Brown, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry and DeSagana Diop being taken among the first eight picks. None made an impact during their rookie season.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
CollegeSports: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004 Men: Database.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Women: Database.
Class 2002 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/ Women: Database.
Class 2001 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 2000 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 1999 Men: Database/Women: Database.
Class 1998 Men: Database/ Top Classes/Women: 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 CollegeSports.com's Recruiting Page.




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