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Wednesday, December 3
Gators gain defensive back, lose quarterback

By Bill Hodge

Touted defensive back Tony Joiner of Haines City-Senior, Fla., has picked the Florida Gators over LSU, Auburn, Mississippi, North Carolina and North Carolina State, among many others.

Sophomore backup quarterback Ingle Martin of Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy, Tenn., is transfering from Florida. Martin, who started this season's first four games before being replaced by true freshman Chris Leak, is considering Furman, Richmond, Penn, Yale and Samford.

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

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Oklahoma State has pledges from linebacker Roderick Johnson and offensive lineman Walter Thomas, both from Galveston-Ball, Tex.

Big East Verbal List
West Virginia pledged quarterback Terry Mitchell of Virginia Beach-Landstown, Va., over interest from Syracuse and Virginia Tech; and tight end Louis Davis of Cerritos CC, Cal., over Oregon and South Carolina.

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Mississippi has pledges from receiver Corey Kizer of Memphis-Melrose, Tenn., over Miami-Florida; and tight end Covington Wright of Columbus-Carver, Ga., who had chosen the Rebels in Class 2003, but did not qualify. Mississippi recently gained defensive lineman Chris Bowers of Schreveport-Evangel, La., over Nebraska, Texas Tech, Colorado, Stanford, LSU, Auburn and Arkansas, among others.

Defensive lineman Myron Pryor of Louisville-Eastern, Kty., has chosen Kentucky over offers from Indiana and Cincinnati. Receiver Mario Urrutia of Louisville-Fern Creek, Kty., decommitted from Kentucky and is now considering the Wildcats, Louisville, Virginia, Nebraska and West Virginia.

Linebacker Octavious Balkcom of Blakely-Early County, Ga., has reopened his recruiting after earlier picking Auburn.

Conf-USA Verbal List
Louisville pledged linebacker Johnnie Burns of Neptune Beach-Fletcher, Fla.

South Florida pledged quarterback Louis Gachette of Immokalee, Fla.

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Pac-10 Verbal List
The Oregon Ducks pledged defensive back Jackie Bates of Concord-DeLaSalle, Cal., over California, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Colorado, among others.

Mountain West Verbal List

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2770 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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