Golden Bears strike with recruiting trifecta
The California Bears have commitments from Top 150 defensive lineman Phillip Mbakogu and receiver/defensive back Robert Jordan, both from Hayward, Cal; plus Top 150 linebacker Worrell Williams of Sacramento-Grant, Cal. Mbakogu also considered Kansas State, LSU, Notre Dame and Oregon, among many others. Williams picked the Bears over Miami-Florida.
Top 150 defensive lineman Nader Abdallah of Metairie-Rummel, La., has pledged to the Ohio State Buckeyes over Tennessee, Colorado, Florida State and Michigan State, among many others. The Bucks recently gained Top 150 offensive lineman Kyle Mitchum of Erie-McDowell, Pa., over Iowa and West Virginia. He also considered Michigan, Boston College, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, among many others.
Super Prospect defensive lineman Ryan Baker of Indianapolis-Bishop Chatard, Ind., has chosen the Notre Dame Fighting Irish over Purdue. The Irish recently gained defensive back Leo Ferrine of Jersey City-St. Peter's Prep, NJ; quarterback Darrin Bragg of San Jose-Bellarmine, Cal; defensive lineman Justin Brown of Forestville-Bishop McNamara, Md; and defensive back/receiver Junior Jabbie of Princeton-The Hun School, NJ.
Tennessee pledged Super Prospect running back Arian Foster of San Diego-Mission Bay, Cal., over Oregon, Oregon State, North Carolina and West Virginia. The Vols recently gained offensive linemen Anthony Parker of Lovejoy, Ga; and Cameron Mayo of Dalton, Ga., who decommitted from Auburn.
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*UPDATED 1/27/04: USC, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas, Georgia, Florida State, Miami-Florida, Maryland, Texas A&M, and Florida lead the Early 2004 Top Classes.
*Search the early list of over 3600 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).
West Virginia pledged receiver Darius Reynaud of Boutte-Hahnville, La., over LSU, Indiana and Michigan State. The Mountaineers recently gained running back Tyler Benoit of Lafayette-Comeaux, La., over Michigan State and Oklahoma State; and running back/linebacker William McLee of Uniontown, Pa.
Wake Forest pledged defensive back Kevin Patterson of Kingsland-Camden County, Ga. The Demon Deacons recently gained linebacker Antonio Wilson Jr and defensive back Demir Bolden, both from Pahokee, Fla.
Mississippi pledged defensive lineman Corey Mills of Memphis-Christian Brothers, Tenn., over Michigan and Memphis; offensive lineman Tim Henderson of Shreveport-Evangel, La., over Texas Tech, Oregon and Oklahoma State; and receiver/defensive back Larry Kendrick of Haines City, Fla/Florida/Pearl River CC, Miss., over Alabama and South Carolina. Kendrick spent two seasons with the Gators.
Arkansas has pledged running back Joe Casey of Paducah-Tilghman, Kty., who decommitted from Kentucky and is expected to attend junior college; plus defensive lineman Ernest Mitchell of Newnan, Ga., over Florida State and Clemson. The Razorbacks recently gained defensive backs Desmond Williams of Euless-Trinity, Tex; Matterial Richardson of Marlin, Tex; and D'Nearian Wrighter of Marlin, Tex.
Vanderbilt has pledged defensive lineman Lamar Divens of Fayetteville-Lincoln County, Tenn., who decommitted from Mississippi. Vandy recently gained receiver/defensive back Sean Walker of Louisville-Jefferson County, Ga., who decommitted from East Carolina.
Washington State added defensive lineman Matt Eichelberger of Bellingham-Sehome, Wash., over Washington and Oregon; and linebacker Tyson Kirksey of Lufkin, Tex. The Cougars recently gained receiver Benny Ward of Van Nuys-Birmingham, Cal.
Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 3600 Prospects.
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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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Class 2004: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Early Top Classes.
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.
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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.
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