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Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Southern squads corral talent

By Bill Hodge
CollegeSports.com

Highly-touted tight end Brad Allen of Venice, Fla., has committed to Vanderbilt over Florida, North Carolina, Purdue, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia, among many others.

Offensive lineman Michael Brown of Atlanta-Westlake, Ga., has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs over offers from LSU, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan and Virginia.

Auburn gained a pledge from quarterback Blake Field of Cairo, Ga/Tallahassee-North Florida Christian, Fla., over East Carolina.

The Clemson Tigers have a commitment from defensive lineman Elsmore Gabriel of Middle Village-Christ The King, NY.

Mississippi picked up a commitment from athlete Pierre Banks of Durham-Southern, NC., over Mississippi State, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Clemson.

Arkansas pledged offensive lineman Skye Peterson of Omaha-Millard West, Neb/Milford Academy, Conn/Kansas/Delta CC, Miss. He redshirted at Kansas as a true freshman.

Northern Illinois added quarterback Britt Davis of Riverside-Brookfield, Ill., over Indiana, Ball State, Bowling Green and Toledo.

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 2650 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 CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to CollegeSports.com's Recruiting Page.