LSU has a pledge from Top 150
defensive lineman Sean Merrill of D'Iberville,
Miss., over Auburn and Mississippi. The Tigers recently added Super Prospect
running back Shawn Jordan of El Paso-Riverside,
Tex., over Oklahoma State, UCLA and Arizona State.
Virginia has a commitment from Top 150
defensive back Phillip Brown of Hampton-Phoebus,
Va., over Virginia Tech, Maryland, Clemson and North Carolina State, among
Top 150 linebacker Robert Killebrew of Klein, Tex.,
and Super Prospect receiver Tyrell Gatewood of Tyler-Chapel
Hill, Tex., picked Texas. Killebrew chose the Horns over
Florida and also considered Oklahoma and UCLA. Gatewood was also recruited
by Texas A&M and Oklahoma, among others.
Top 150 tight end Greg Olsen of Wayne-Wayne Hills,
NJ., is expected to announce on Thursday (Jan 16) between Miami-Florida,
Notre Dame and Tennessee. His brother, Chris, is a quarterback for the
Sam Baker, a Top 150 offensive
lineman from Tustin, Cal., is near a decision between USC (expected),
Florida, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Washington and UCLA.
Top 150 linebacker Wesley Jefferson of
Brandywine-Gwynn Park, Md., denies newspaper reports of a commitment to
Maryland. He is expected to announce on Wednesday (Jan 22) between Maryland
(expected) Miami-Florida and Ohio State.
The early football signing period for mid-year qualifiers is Dec.
15. The spring period is Feb. 5-Apr. 1. Search the list of Prospects/Commitments/Signings/By Conference.
Oklahoma, Texas, LSU, USC, Georgia, Michigan, Miami-Florida, South
Carolina, Notre Dame and Florida head the Early Top
More Football News:
Defensive back Todd Barnard of Indianapolis-Ben
Davis, Ind., committed to Indiana. Defensive lineman Malcolm Wooldridge of Boca Raton,
Fla/Hargrave MA, Va/USC/Harper CC, Ill., denies reports of a verbal to the
Tight end/defensive lineman Xzavie Jackson of Vacaville-Wood,
Cal/Wichita-Wichita Heights, Kan., committed to Missouri. Class 2004 junior
linebacker Van Alexander of Columbia-Rock Bridge,
Mo., recently chose the Tigers.
Redshirt sophomore running back Marcus Houston of Denver-Thomas
Jefferson, Colo., has been released from scholarship by Colorado at his
request. Hampered by injuries for three seasons, he is considering Colorado State.
Quarterback Paul Peterson of Snow CC, Utah,
pledged to Boston College over interest from
California, Indiana, Kansas, Utah and Utah State. He passed for 2982 yards
and 35 touchdowns last season.
Marshall has a commitment from
receiver Hiram Moore of Huntington, WVa.,
over Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and LSU.
Central Florida has defensive lineman
Josh Stephens of Port Arthur,
Tex/Trinity Valley CC, Tex. UCF recently added running back Evandall Williams of
Havana-Northside, Fla., and receiver Brooks Turner of Deerfield Beach,
Arkansas State pledged quarterback Cliff Davis of Eurpora, Miss.,
over Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State.
SMU gained defensive lineman Brandon Bonds of Cooper, Tex;
receiver Reynaldo Pellerin of
Spring-Westfield, Tex; linebacker Avery Cleveland of Austin-LBJ,
Tex., over Colorado; and defensive back Joe Sturdivant of
Lilburn-Parkview, Ga., over Navy and Georgia Tech.
Boise State has offensive linemen Jess Hacker of Dixie CC, Utah, and
Tad Miller of Boise-Bishop Kelly,
Idaho. The Broncos recently gained running back Dallas Bernstine of
Utah has commitments from
receiver/defensive back Kyle Brady of Tooele, Utah, and
defensive back Ryan Smith of LaPuente-Bishop
Defensive lineman Bruce Davis of League City-Clear
Creek, Tex., is now headed to UCLA. He earlier decommitted from
Texas, the Bruins and Arkansas. UCLA recently gained defensive
lineman/linebacker Aaron Whittington of St.
Louis-Hazelwood East, Mo.
Stanford added defensive lineman Mike Macellari of South Bend-Clay,
Ind., over Purdue. The Cardinal recently gained tight end Chris Horn of Dayton-Tongue River,
Wyo., over California and Northwestern; plus offensive linemen Whitfield Usher of Los
Angeles-Jefferson, Cal; and Amir Malayery of Suwanee-Collins
Linebacker Ramond White of Henderson-Green
Valley, Nev., picked Oregon. Tight end Eddie Whitaker of Reseda, Cal/Los
Angeles Valley CC, Cal., recently chose the Ducks over interest from
Nebraska and Maryland.
Top 150 defensive lineman Junior Lemau'u of Long Beach-Poly,
Cal., picked California over UCLA, Arizona State,
Nebraska, Oregon and USC. Also headed for the Bears are tight end Craig Stevens of Rolling
Hills-Peninsula, Cal., and receiver Noah Smith of Woodland Hills-Taft,
Defensive/offensive lineman Curtis Coker of Las Vegas-Desert
Pines, Nev., committed to Oregon State.
*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
*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
*Football Signing Periods: Early: (midyear JC transfers) Dec. 18-Jan
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.
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
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