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Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Johnson to follow in father's footsteps

By Bill Hodge

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a commitment from running back/linebacker Dionte Johnson of Columbus-Eastmoor Academy, Ohio. He is the son of former OSU/NFL linebacker Pepper Johnson.

Receiver Brandon Whittington of Collingswood, NJ., has committed to the Purdue Boilermakers over offers from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Michigan State has a commitment from athlete Tom Dance of Erie-Cathedral Prep, Pa., over offers from Purdue, Syracuse, Ohio and Buffalo. Iowa also showed interest.

Running back/athlete Korey Sutton of Tesarkana, Tex., has committed to Arkansas over Colorado, Missouri, Tulsa and Louisana Tech. The Razorbacks recently gained double-sport standout Marcus Monk of Lepanto-East Poinsett County, Ark., who has accepted a football scholarship as a receiver and will also play forward in basketball.

Rutgers has a commitment from defensive back Chazz Lynn of Wayne-Wayne Hills, NJ.

Receiver Nate Cook of Allen Tex., pledged to Baylor.

Class 2005 junior quarterback Vicqual Hall of Gretna, Va., has made a commitment to Virginia. He passed for 2184 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore.

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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.