Gators take big recuiting bite
In a huge recruiting weekend, the Florida Gators have pledges from Top 150 offensive lineman Drew Miller of Sarasota-Riverview, Fla., over Florida State, Georgia, Miami-Florida and Tennessee, among over 30 others; and Top 150 defensive back/receiver McIntosh Nicolas of Immokalee, Fla., over Miami-Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Florida State and Pittsburgh;
The Gators also gained Super Prospect tight end Tate Casey of Longview, Tex., over Arizona, Arkansas, LSU and UCLA; and Super Prospect offensive lineman Jim Tartt of Crawfordville-Wakulla, Fla., over Florida State and Clemson.
One of the nation's top receivers, Early Doucet of St. Martinville, La., has committed to the LSU Tigers over Miami-Florida. The Tigers recently gained Top 150 linebacker Luke Sanders of West Monroe, La., over Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi, among many others.
Kellen Freeman-Davis of Adrian, Mich., rated as one of the top tight ends in Class 2004, has committed to the Michigan State Spartans over Notre Dame, Michigan, Purdue and Northwestern, among many others.
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*LSU, USC, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, Miami-Florida, Penn State, Georgia, Maryland and Alabama lead the Early 2004 Top Classes (Updated).
*Search the early list of over 3300 Prospects, Commitments and Signings for your favorite Schools and Conferences. Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC/Prep Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).
Penn State signed defensive lineman Elijah Robinson of Camden-Wilson, NJ., who picked Tulane in Class 2003, but did not qualify. The Nittany Lions recently gained defensive lineman Jimmy Shaw of Spring Grove, Pa., who is transfering after starting for Rice this past season.
Linebacker Jammar Crane of Garland, Tex., who had been considering Kansas, is a firm commitment for Wisconsin. The Badgers recently added receiver Terrence Nunn of Houston-Cypress Falls, Tex., who decommitted from Nebraska.
Big East Verbal List
Miami-Florida has pledged linebacker Romeo Davis of Miami-Northwestern, Fla. Defensive back J.R. Bryant of Miami-Killian, Fla., decommitted from the Canes and is looking at Florida State, Miami, Florida, Rutgers and North Carolina State.
ACC Verbal List
North Carolina has commitments from defensive back Stephen Green of Little Rock-Pulaski County, Ark; receiver Del Roberts of Tallahassee-Godby, Fla; defensive back Daniel Phelps of Sarasota-Booker, Fla; running back Antwain Carey of Chesapeake-Deep Creek, Va; and receiver Brooks Foster of Boiling Springs, SC. The Heels recently signed defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell of Virginia Beach, Va/Hargrave MA, Va; defensive lineman Terry Hunter of Wendell, NC/Hargrave MA, Va; defensive back Gerald Sensabaugh of Kingsport, Tenn/East Tennessee State; and tight end Scott Brumett of Pioneer, Tenn/East Tennessee State.
Clemson has commitments from running back/defensive back Chris Clemons of Arcadia-DeSoto, Fla; offensive lineman Barry Richardson of Mt. Pleasant-Wando, SC; receiver/defensive back Phillip Morris of Timmonsville, SC; and defensive back Adrian Kindred of Opelika, Ala., over Southern Mississippi and Louisville.
SEC Verbal List
Georgia added receiver Demiko Goodman of Newnan, Ga., over Auburn, Florida, Maryland, Ohio State and South Carolina. Athlete Ramarcus Brown of East Point/Tri-Cities, Ga., who had committed to Oklahoma, is waivering between the Sooners and Bulldogs.
Alabama has collected defensive lineman Brandon Fanney of Morristown-West, Tenn., over Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Tide recently gained defensive back Marcus Carter of Fort Payne, Ala., who decommitted from Auburn; and offensive lineman Antoine Caldwell of Montgomery-Lee, Ala., over Auburn.
Mississippi has a verbal from offensive/defensive lineman Lamar Divens of Fayetteville-Lincoln County, Tenn; and re-signed defensive lineman Chris Herring of Courtland-South Panola, Miss/Mississippi/Northwest Mississippi CC, Miss., who played in nine games for the Rebels during 2002 as a freshman.
Defensive back Darcel McBath of Gainesville, Tex., has decommitted from TCU and is looking at Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
WAC Verbal List
SMU has pledged defensive lineman Kyle Griffin of Colleyville-Heritage, Tex; and receiver Marcus Bunton of Taylor, Tex. The Mustangs recently gained receiver/defensive back David Haynes of McGregor, Tex.
Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 3300 Prospects.
* Search the database to find Commitments and Signings 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.
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.
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