Texas RB selects Seminoles

Updated: May 24, 2004, 8:29 AM ET
By Bill Hodge | CollegeSports.com

The Florida State Seminoles have pledged running back/athlete Russell Ball of LaMarque, Tex., over Texas A&M, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, BYU, SMU, Houston and Texas Tech, among others.

Virginia Tech has a commitment from running back Kenny Jefferson of Hyattsville-DeMatha Catholic, Md.

Louisville pledged receiver Maurice Grinter of Louisville-Fairdale, Kty., who will also walk-on for basketball. The Cards recently gained defensive back Darius Mann of Ramsey-Don Bosco, NJ., over Wisconsin, Alabama, Iowa, Indiana and UConn.

West Virginia pledged receiver Ryan Dawson of Parkersburg-South, WVa.

Oklahoma State pledged defensive lineman/linebacker Jarryl Jefferson of New Orleans-St. Augustine, La., over Auburn and UCLA.

Illinois gained a commitment from linebacker Travis Barr of Alpharetta-Chattahoochee, Ga., over Rice.

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SEC: Ala, Ark, Aub, Fla, Ga, Kty, LSU, Miss, Miss St, SoCarol, Tenn, Van.


ACC: Clemson, Duke, FSU, GT, Md, Miami, NC, NC State, Va, VT, WF.


Big East: BC, Conn, Pitt, Rutgers, Syr, Temple, WVa.


Pac-10: Arizona, ASU, Cal, Oregon, Ore State, Stan, USC, UCLA, Wash, Wash State.

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Football Commitments/Signings:
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Class 2004: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.


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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.