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Top offensive lineman selects Notre Dame

By Bill Hodge

Notre Dame has pledged Top 150 offensive lineman Ryan Harris of St. Paul-Cretin Derham, Minn., over Miami-Florida, Michigan, Stanford and the USC Trojans, among many others.

Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M, Texas and Georgia head the Early Top Classes. Commitments by conferences.

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Big Ten:
Michigan pledged offensive lineman Pat Sharrow of Monroe, Mich., over Purdue and Michigan State.

Illinois has a commitment from linebacker Anthony Thornhill of Detroit-Central, Mich., offensive lineman Jim LaBonte of Lombard-Montini Catholic, Ill., and offensive lineman Ben Amundsen of Moline, Ill.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have pledges from Super Prospect running back A.J. Johnson of Bolingbrook, Ill., who earlier decommitted from Illinois; and running back/receiver Champ Davis of Plano-West, Tex., over Georgia Tech and Kansas State.

Defensive back Roderick Rogers of Stone Mountain-Stephenson, Ga., committed to the Wisconsin Badgers over Georgia Tech and West Virginia. Maryland, Georgia and LSU also showed interest, among many others.

Linebacker Nick Roach of Milwaukee-Lutheran, Wis., picked Northwestern.

Big 12:
Touted punter Cody Freeby of Fort Worth-Christian, Tex., publicly committed to Oklahoma. Long-considered headed to the Sooners, Freeby had earlier decommitted from LSU.

Oklahoma State pledged linebackers Lorenzo Williams of Midwest City, Okla., over Kansas, Missouri and Tulsa; and Victor DeGrate of DeSoto, Tex., over Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The Cowboys recently gained running back Jeremy Nethon of Beggs, Okla., and defensive back Tommy Devereaux of Duncanville, Tex., over interest in Texas and Texas A&M.

Missouri pledged tight end Victor Sesay of Washington, DC/Ventura CC, Cal., over USC, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn and Arkansas.

Iowa State pledged runnning back/defensive back Mike West of Citra-North Marion, Fla., over Louisville, Southern Mississippi, Central Florida and South Florida.

Kansas has a commitment from linebacker/defensive lineman John McCoy of Richwood-North Union, Ohio/Army service/Victor Valley CC, Cal., who also drew interest from Arizona, Ohio State, Oregon, Washington and Fresno State.

North Carolina State pledged linebacker Steve Tulloch of Miami-Killian, Fla., over Pittsburgh and Boston College.

Georgia Tech has pledges from quarterback Reggie Ball of Stone Mountain-Stephenson, Ga., over interest from Auburn, Duke and LSU, among others; and defensive lineman Mansfield Wrotto of Snellville-Brookwood, Ga., over Penn State, Mississippi and Maryland.

Central Florida gained defensive back Renford Parkes of Titusville, Fla., over Mississippi and Stanford.

SMU added defensive back Ervin McGee of Ardmore, Okla., over Northwestern and Tulsa.

Sun Belt:
Middle Tennessee State pledged receiver Tommy Manus of Dallas-Spruce, Tex/Fort Scott CC, Kan.

The USC Trojans pledged running back/defensive back Eric Wright of San Francisco-Riordan, Cal., over Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon, Nebraska, Illinois and California, among others.

Arizona gained a commitment from offensive lineman Ishmael Garcia of Pomona-Garey, Cal.

Class 2003:
*Seach the list of Prospects/Commitments/By Conference.
*Post-Summer list of Top 150 Prospects/Commitments .

*Top 150 Prospects by Position: QB/RB/WR/TE/OL/DL/LB/DB.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.

*Check out the Early Top 150 JC Prospects.
*Top 150 JC Prospects by Position: QB/RB/WR/TE/OL/DL/LB/DB.

*Check out the Early Top Classes.
*Football Signing Periods: Early: (midyear JC transfers) Dec. 18-Jan 15; Regular: Feb. 5-Apr. 1.

N.D./Big Ten Verbals: ND, Ill, Ind, Iowa, Mich, Mich St, Minn, NW, Ohio St, Penn St, Purdue, Wis.

Big 12 Verbals: Baylor, Colo, Iowa St, Kan, Kan St, Mo, Neb, Okla, Okla St, Tex, Tex A&M, Tex Tech.

SEC Verbals: Ala, Ark, Aub, Fla, Ga, Kty, LSU, Miss, Miss St, SoCarol, Tenn, Van.

ACC Verbals: FSU, NC State, Md, GT, Clemson, Va, NC, WF, Duke.

Big East Verbals: Miami, VT, BC, Syr, Pitt, WVa, Temple, Rutgers.

Pac-10 Verbals: Arizona, ASU, Cal, Oregon, Ore State, Stan, USC, UCLA, Wash, Wash State.

Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.

Class 2004: Database.
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.

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.