Top LB prospect Sanders commits to Tigers

Originally Published: January 9, 2004
By Bill Hodge |

The LSU Tigers have a commitment from Top 150 linebacker Luke Sanders of West Monroe, La., over Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Auburn and Mississippi, among many others.

Alabama has collected defensive back Marcus Carter of Fort Payne, Ala., who decommitted from Auburn; and offensive lineman Antoine Caldwell of Montgomery-Lee, Ala., over Auburn. The Tide recently gained tight end Travis McCall of Prattville, Ala; offensive lineman Drew Davis of Evergreen-Sparta Academy, Ala; and Top 150 defensive back Simeon Castille of Birmingham-Briarwood Christian, Ala.

Defensive lineman Cyril Obiozor of Pearland, Tex., committed to Texas A&M over Oklahoma State. Defensive/offensive lineman Walter Thomas of Galveston-Ball, Tex., decommitted from Oklahoma State to the Aggies.

Wisconsin added receiver Terrence Nunn of Houston-Cypress Falls, Tex., who decommitted from Nebraska.

Penn State gained defensive lineman Jimmy Shaw of Spring Grove, Pa., who is transfering after starting for Rice this past season.

Quarterback Rudy Carpenter of Westlake Village-Westlake, Cal., is expected to chose UCLA. He has also drawn interest from Arizona, Arizona State, Notre Dame and Wyoming.

Colorado State has a commitment from running back Jamaal Floyd of Claremont, Cal., over Kansas State. The Rams recently gained offensive lineman Richie Plunkett of Las Vegas, Nev. He is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Art Plunkett.

Top 150 receiver Early Doucet of St. Martinville, La., is near an annoucement between LSU and Miami-Florida.

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