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Virginia, Alabama score with QB transfers

By Bill Hodge

Quarterback Chris Olsen of Wayne-Wayne Hills, NJ., who was expected to play a backup role at Notre Dame this fall, has transfered to Virginia. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Greg Olsen, a highly-touted freshman tight end for the Irish, decided to transfer to Miami-Florida.

Considered a Top 150 prospect in Class 2002, Chris Olsen redshirted as a freshman last season for the Irish. The quarterback will redshirt this season at Virginia and have three years remaining. He also considered transfering to Boston College, Iowa, North Carolina State, Rutgers and Maryland. Greg Olsen, a Top 150 prospect in Class 2003 with over 80 offers, will redshirt for the Canes and have four seasons remaining.

Quarterback Marc Guillon of Moraga-Orinda Miramonte, Cal., who recently left Miami-Florida, is headed to Alabama. Guillon played in two games for the Canes last season as a true freshman and was listed on the third team during spring drills. He was considered a Top 150 prospect in Class 2002.

Kansas State pledged Class 2004 defensive back Tyvenskie Page of Dallas-Adamson, Tex., over offers from Tulsa, TCU, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Georgia Tech and Maryland.

West Virginia has pledged Class 2004 offensive lineman Jake Figner of New Tripoli-Northwestern Lehigh, Pa.

Offensive lineman Dave Weber of King of Prussia-Upper Merion, Pa., has committed to the Pittsburgh Panthers over offers from Syracuse, Rutgers, Georgia Tech and Northwestern. The Panthers recently gained Top 150 quarterback Anthony Morelli of Pittsburgh-Penn Hills, Pa., over Notre Dame. Among over 40 other offers were Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA and Florida State.

North Carolina has pledged Class 2004 defensive lineman/linebacker Hilee Taylor of Laurinburg-Scotland County, NC., over Clemson, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and East Carolina, among others.

Georgia Tech pledged Class 2004 kicker Gary Cismesia of Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Mississippi has signed Class 2003 defensive back Nate Banks of Liberty-Amite County, Miss., for this fall. He orginally signed with the Rebels in Class 2002, but delayed entrance.

Wyoming pledged Class 2004 defensive lineman Rob Hollway of Richfield-Holy Angels, Minn.

Check out the updated lists of Top 150 Prospects and Super Prospects. Where are the top Class 2004 linebackers headed? List.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2550 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.

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