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Penn State prospect list keeps growing

By Bill Hodge

Penn State has pledged Class 2004 Top 150 linebacker/defensive lineman Tyrell Sales of Butler, Pa., over Pittsburgh. Among many others were Ohio State, Virginia, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.

The Nittany Lions, now with 18 commitments, recently pledged offensive lineman Gerald Cadogan of Portsmouth, Ohio, over Boston College, Michigan, Northwestern, Wake Forest, South Carolina and Stanford, among others; and Top 150 linebacker Dan Connor of Wallingford-Strath Haven, Pa., over 40 other offers topped by Notre Dame and Michigan.

Oklahoma has pledged Class 2004 Top 150 linebacker Chris Patterson of Chicago-Hubbard, Ill., over offers from Miami-Florida, Southern California, Kansas State, Illinois and Virginia, among others. The Sooners recently gained defensive lineman Alan Davis of Colleyville-Heritage, Tex., over Nebraska and LSU, among others.

Where are the top Class 2004 quarterbacks headed? List.

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Big Ten Verbal List
Indiana has pledged Class 2004 running back Sherard Blanden of Danville, Ill.

Big 12 Verbal List
Kansas has commitments from two Class 2004 prospects in offensive lineman Todd Haselhorst of Olathe-East, Kan., over offers from Kansas State, Arizona, Michigan State, Minnesota and Tulsa; and tight end Jim Reuber of Plano-West, Tex., over Kansas State and Arizona. Class 2003 offensive lineman Matt Thompson of Missoula, Mont., has transfered from Air Force to the Jayhawks. He will redshirt this season.

SEC Verbal List
Arkansas has pledged two Class 2004 prospects in defensive back/quarterback Woody Wilson and receiver Cedric Logan, both from Fayetteville, Ark.

Mississippi State has pledged Class 2004 receiver Dudley Guice of Natchez-Trinity Episopal, Miss., over Auburn, Memphis and Louisiana Tech.

Conf-USA Verbal List
Receiver Antoine Sharp of Jacksonville-Bolles, Fla., has transfered from Florida to Louisville.

Cincinnati has a commitment from Class 2004 offensive lineman Rodney Pompey of Cincinnati-LaSalle, Ohio.

MAC Verbal List
Bowling Green has a commitment from Class 2004 defensive/offensive lineman Jeff Fink of WIlloughby-South, Ohio, over Akron, Ball State, Central Michigan and Navy.

Miami-Ohio pledged Class 2004 linebacker Clayton Mullins of Fairborn, Ohio.

Pac-10 Verbal List
Outstanding Class 2004 offensive lineman Jacob Hucko of Cerritos, Cal., has committed to the Oregon Ducks over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Washington and Washington State.

Arizona State has pledged Class 2004 quarterback Max Hall of Mesa-Mountain View, Ariz., over Washington State, BYU, Utah and Northwestern. His grandfather is former ASU great Whizzer White and his uncle is former ASU and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Danny White.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2500 Prospects.
* Search the database to find Commitments for your favorite 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 Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
Top 150 Quarterbacks and additional Super Prospect Quarterbacks.
Top 150 Running Backs and additional Super Prospect Running Backs.
Top 150 Receivers and additional Super Prospect Receivers.
Top 150 Tight Ends and additional Super Prospect Tight Ends.
Top 150 Offensive Linemen and additional Super Prospect OL.
Top 150 Defensive Linemen and additional Super Prospect DL.
Top 150 Linebackers and additional Super Prospect Linebackers.
Top 150 Defensive Backs and additional Super Prospect Defensive Backs.

Class 2003 Football Database
* Check lists: Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools and Conferences.
* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects/Top 150 JC Prospects.
*LSU, Florida and Southern California led the Final 2003 Top Classes.

Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004: Database/Top Prospects/Conference.
Class 2003: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
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.