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'Noles, Gators grab top pledges

Touted offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=615&d
byear=03&sport=football">Jacky Claude of Miami-Edison, Fla., has
committed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=fsu">Florida State over Miami-Florida,
Ohio State, North Carolina State, Auburn, Rutgers and South Florida, among
many others.

The href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=fla">Florida Gators pledged defensive
back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2531&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Dawayne Grace of Jacksonville-White, Fla.,
over Miami-Florida, Florida State and Maryland. The Gators recently gained
offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1851&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Jason Watkins of Lakeland-Lake Gibson,
Fla., over LSU, Auburn, Michigan State and Oklahoma.


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*UPDATED 1/15/04: LSU and USC are tied for the lead, followed by
Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Miami-Florida, Penn State, Georgia,
Maryland and Alabama in the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/football.cfm">Early 2004 Top
Classes.

*Search the early list of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">over 3400 Prospects, href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings for your favorite href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences. Football Signing Periods:
Midyear JC/Prep Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).

*Check out the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 150 Prospects and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height
=all&weight=all&speed_40=all&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_flag
=Y&gridiron_flag=N&order=status&startpos=1&sport=football&dbyear=03&stat
e=all">Super Prospects. Where are the top Class 2004 running backs
headed? List.

*Check out the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&order=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_confer
ence=any&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=all&keyword=&status=all&hodge_fl
ag=N&super_flag=N&gridiron_flag=Y&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&state=all&recruitusa_flag=">Class 2004 Junior College
Prospects. Search the href="http://www.njcaa.org/sports.cfm?sid=11&divid=0&gender=m&slid=5&menu=5"
>NJCAA Football All-Americans (Does not include California).

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=indp">Independents Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=bg10">Big Ten Verbal List

Class 2005 offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=24&db
year=04&sport=football">Justin Schifano of Webster-Schroeder, NY.,
has committed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=mich">Michigan over offers from
Miami-Florida, West Virginia, Boston College and Syracuse. He is the third
junior to give an early pledge to the Wolverines.

Defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3104&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Domata Peko of College of the Canyons,
Cal., is headed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=msu">Michigan State. The Spartans
recently gained defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3103&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Daniel Zynn of College of the Canyons,
Cal.

Running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1870&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Kory Sheets of Bloomfield, Conn., is
expected to chose href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=pur">Purdue over Iowa. Among others
were Nebraska and UConn.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=nw">Northwestern gained quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1722&
dbyear=03&sport=football">C.J. Bacher of Carmichael-Jesuit, Cal.,
who decommitted from Oregon State. The Wildcats recently added running back
HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3462&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Brandon Roberson of Pearland, Tex., over
Louisiana Tech.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=big12">Big 12 Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=tam">Texas A&M has a commitment from
offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1670&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Travis Schneider of Bellville, Tex. The
Aggies recently gained linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2714&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Terrence Smith of Northwest Mississippi
CC, Miss., over Alabama, TCU and Texas Tech.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=bay">Baylor added defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3479&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Marlon Price of Lancaster, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=bige">Big East Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=acc">ACC Verbal List

Defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1525&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Anthony Davis of Columbia-Spring Valley,
SC., has decommitted from Wake Forest to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=clem">Clemson. The Tigers recently
gained receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1885&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Mike McIntosh of Jacksonville-First Coast,
Fla., over Florida, Florida State, Auburn and LSU; and defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1860&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Dorrel Scott of Columbia-Ridge View, SC.,
over Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa and Nebraska.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=sec">SEC Verbal List

Offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3481&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Dio Herrera of Hollywood-Christian, Fla.,
picked href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=msst">Mississippi State. The Bulldogs
recently gained linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3467&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Titus Brown of Tuscaloosa-Hillcrest, Ala.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=ark">Arkansas gained defensive backs HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3477&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Darius Vinnett of Destrehan, La/West Hills
CC, Cal; and HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3484&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Dallas Washington of Atlanta, Tex. The
Razorbacks recently added defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3229&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Randy Kelly of Bradenton-Manatee,
Fla/Coffeyville CC, Kan; and receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1729&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Jamaal Anderson of Little Rock-Parkview,
Ark.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=usa">Conf-USA Verbal List

Running back/defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1993&
dbyear=03&sport=football">C.J. Barrows of Powder Springs-McEachern,
Ga., picked href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=smis">Southern Mississippi.

Defensive back/linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3476&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Michael Cox of Metairie-East Jefferson,
La., picked href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=tul">Tulane.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=mac">MAC Verbal List

Defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1939&
dbyear=03&sport=football">James Case of Kennesaw-Harrison, Ga.,
committed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=mioh">Miami-Ohio.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=wac">WAC Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=tuls">Tulsa added receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3471&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Ashlan Davis of Tyler CC, Tex. The Golden
Hurricane recently gained defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3458&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Chris Chamberlain of Bethany, Okla; and
offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3466&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Nick Grimes of Greenville-Rose, NC.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=sunb">Sun Belt Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=pac">Pac-10 Verbal List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=03&signing_conference=mwc">Mountain West Verbal List

Baytown-Lee, Tex., quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3478&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Brian Johnson has committed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=utah">Utah. He was also being recruited
by Illinois and Louisiana Tech.

Class 2004 Football Database

* Seach the early list of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">over 3400 Prospects.

* Search the database to find href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings for your favorite href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">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 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&dbye
ar=03">Home State

* Lists of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 150 Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height
=all&weight=all&speed_40=all&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_flag
=Y&gridiron_flag=N&order=status&startpos=1&sport=football&dbyear=03&stat
e=all">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: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04">Database

Class 2004: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/football.cfm">Early Top
Classes.

Class 2003: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=02">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=02&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=02">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/football.cfm">Top
Classes.

Class 2002: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=01">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=01&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=01">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=962">Top Classes.

Class 2001: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&
dbyear=00">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=00&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=00">Conference/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=612">Top Classes.

Class 2000: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&
dbyear=99">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=99&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=548">Top Classes.

Class 1999: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&
dbyear=98">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=98&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm
?hodge_id=550">Top Classes.

Class 1998: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/archive/98football_signing
s.cfm?sport=football">Database.

Class 1997: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/archive/97football_signing
s.cfm?sport=football">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 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting">CollegeSports.com's
Recruiting Page.