Ducks land three top prospects

Originally Published: January 31, 2004
By Bill Hodge |

The Oregon Ducks have added Super Prospect defensive back Kwame Agyeman of Roselle-Lake Park, Ill., over Arizona, Indiana, Boston College, Colorado, Illinois and Michigan; defensive lineman Ra'Shon Harris of Pittsburg, Cal., over Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State; and defensive back/receiver T.R. Smith of Portland-Jefferson, Ore., who decommitted from Oregon State. The Ducks recently gained defensive lineman Thor Pili of Orem-Timpanogos, Utah, over Utah.

Michigan State has pledged Super Prospect linebacker Hugh D'Imperio of Sewell-Washington Township, NJ., over Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The Spartans recently gained receiver Kenny Jackson of Lehigh Acres-Lehigh, Fla/Bakersfield CC, Cal; and offensive lineman Jesse Miller of Somerville, NJ., over Iowa, Temple and Central Florida.

Virginia Tech gained Super Prospect defensive lineman Carl Howard of Aberdeen-Matawan Regional, NJ., over North Carolina State, Rutgers, Maryland, Miami-Florida and Michigan State.

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Indiana pledged receiver Brian Hare of Arlington Heights-St. Viator, Ill/Pima CC, Ariz., who recently signed with Purdue, but was unable to graduate at mid-year due to delayed paperwork. The Hoosiers recently gained linebacker Brian Tracz of Philadelphia-St. Joseph Prep, Pa.

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Texas Tech added athlete Marcus Bunton of Taylor, Tex., who decommitted from SMU.

Baylor pledged defensive lineman Vincent Rhodes of Denison, Tex., over TCU and North Texas.

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Pittsburgh has a commitment from 6-9 offensive lineman Jerald Robinson of Fort Pierce-Central, Fla., over West Virginia and Central Florida.

Rutgers has a commitment from kicker Jeremy Ito of Redlands, Cal., over South Carolina, Texas A&M and Missouri.

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Auburn pledged running back Michael McLaughlin of Waynesboro-Wayne County, Miss., over Nebraska, Mississippi, Southern Mississippi and West Virginia. The Tigers recently gained Top 150 offensive lineman Leon Hart of Columbia-Spring Valley, SC., over South Carolina. Among many others were Ohio State, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland.

South Carolina has a pledge from defensive back Chris Hampton of Memphis-Melrose, Tenn., who decommitted from Louisville.

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Marshall gained commitments from receiver Emmanuel Spann of Atlanta-Westlake, Ga., who decommitted from Wisconsin; defensive back Sam Walker of Jacksonville-Edgewood, Fla; linebacker Bilal El-Amin of Lexington-Lafayette, Kty; and linebacker Maurice Kitchens of Roanoke-Fleming, Va.

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Colorado State added defensive lineman Cleodis Floyd of Compton CC, Cal.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 4000 Prospects.
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* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
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Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2005: Database
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.
Class 1998: Database.
Class 1997: Database.

Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to's Recruiting Page.