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Wednesday, November 5
Top tight end commits to USC

By Bill Hodge

One of the nation's top tight ends, Dale Thompson of Corona-Santiago, Cal., has committed to the Southern California Trojans over Arizona State, Colorado, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, Miami-Florida, UCLA and Washington, among many others.

The Trojans have four Top 150 choices, three Super Prospects and one of the nation's best junior college defensive backs among their eight verbals. USC recently gained outstanding offensive linemen Jeff Byers of Loveland, Colo., over Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and UCLA, among many others. ESPN Chat with Byers on his decision.

Alabama has pledged Super Prospect defensive lineman Justin Britt of Cullman, Ala., over Georgia. His older brothers, Wesley and Taylor, are linemen for the Tide.

Running back/linebacker Tony Fiammetta of Walkersville, Md., committed to Syracuse. Showing interest were Maryland, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Running back Ryan Bewley of Flower Mound, Tex., picked Tulane.

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

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2700 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: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
Super Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.

Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2005: Database
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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