Trojans, Tigers add to highly-regarded classes
Considered the nation's top inside linebacker, Keith Rivers of Lake Mary, Fla., has given a commitment to the USC Trojans over Florida. Among many others were Miami-Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Oklahoma.
LSU and head coach Nick Saban have gained one of the nation's top defensive linemen in Marlon Favorite of Harvey-West Jefferson, La., over Miami-Florida, Southern California, Colorado and Tulane. The Tigers recently added top receiver Early Doucet of St. Martinville, La., over Miami-Florida.
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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).
Ohio State pledged receiver/defensive back Nick Patterson of St. Louis-Hazelwood Central, Mo., over Missouri and UCLA; and punter/running back A.J. Trapasso of Pickerington-Central, Ohio. The Buckeyes recently gained defensive linemen Vernon Gholston of Detroit-Cass Tech, Mich., over Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa; and Alex Barrow of Dublin-Coffman, Ohio, over Maryland, Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Northwestern.
Iowa State has a commitment from running back Tyease Thompson of Lakeland-Jenkins, Fla., over Pittsburgh, LSU, South Florida and UConn. The Cyclones recently gained running back Brandon Gunn of Omaha-Central, Neb., over Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas State, Colorado, Kansas, UCLA and Wyoming.
Athlete Ramarcus Brown of East Point/Tri-Cities, Ga., has committed/decommitted from Oklahoma, committed/decommitted from Georgia/recommitted/decommitted from Oklahoma.
Miami-Florida has pledged defensive lineman Joe Joseph of Orlando-Oak Ridge, Fla., over Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. The Canes recently gained 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.
Rutgers pledged twin defensive/offensive linemen Darren and Joe Salinardi of Jersey City-Hudson Catholic, NJ., over South Carolina, Clemson, Indiana and UConn. Rutgers recently gained offensive lineman Akeem Robinson of Miami-Carol City, Fla.
Clemson has a commitment from receiver Mike McIntosh of Jacksonville-First Coast, Fla., over Florida, Florida State, Auburn and LSU. The Tigers recently gained defensive lineman Dorrel Scott of Columbia-Ridge View, SC., over Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa and Nebraska.
Defensive lineman Anthony Davis of Columbia-Spring Valley, SC., chose Wake Forest over Clemson, Auburn, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. The Demon Deacons recently gained linebacker Eric Berry of Suffolk-Nansemond River, Va.
Duke has pledged linebacker/defensive back Charles Robinson of Sarasota-Riverview, Fla. The Blue Devils recently gained offensive lineman Izzy Bauta of Brooklyn-Poly Prep, NY., over Ohio State, Maryland, South Florida and Rutgers; and athlete Ronnie Drummer of Salinas-North Salinas, Cal.
Receiver Lonnell Dewalt of Bowling Green-Warren Central, Kty., is headed to Kentucky over Louisville, Auburn and Western Kentucky. The Wildcats recently gained linebacker/defensive lineman Johnny Williams of Neptune Beach-Fletcher, Fla., over Georgia Tech, Duke, Clemson, Bowling Green and South Florida.
Louisville has offensive lineman Phillip Moody of Tallahassee-North Florida Christian, Fla. The Cardinals recently gained offensive linemen Jeremy Darveau of Hilton Head, SC/Naval Academy Prep, RI/Kentucky/Dodge City CC, Kan; and Eric Wood of Cincinnati-Elder, Ohio.
Stanford has pledged running back Jerod Arlich of Mahtomedi, Minn., over Colorado and Minnesota. The Cardinal recently gained tight end/defensive lineman Pannel Egboh of Mesquite-North Mesquite, Tex., over Arizona, Duke and Colorado State.
Oregon has pledged defensive lineman Cole Linehan of Banks, Ore., over Oregon State and Washington; and defensive back Jerome Boyd of Los Angeles-Dorsey, Cal., over Arizona, San Diego State, UCLA and Washington.
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* 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).
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* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
Top 150: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
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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.