Terps, Hokies and Duke add talent

Originally Published: June 7, 2004
By Bill Hodge | CollegeSports.com

The Maryland Terps have added four commitments in defensive back Anthony Wiseman of Hyattsville-DeMatha Catholic, Md; running back Morgan Green of White Plains-Lackey, Md; receiver Isaiah Williams of Oradell-Bergen Catholic, NJ; and running back/athlete Brandyn Young of Tucker, Ga.

Virginia Tech has a commitment from defensive back Cameron Martin of Danville-George Washington, Va., over Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia. The Hokies recently gained offensive lineman Robert Norris of Hyattsville-DeMatha Catholic, Md., over Syracuse and Maryland; running back Kenny Jefferson of Hyattsville-DeMatha Catholic, Md; and linebacker Demetrius Taylor of Virginia Beach-Kellam, Va.

Iowa has regained receiver Clinton Soloman of Fort Worth-Eastern Hills, Tex/Iowa/Iowa Central CC, Ia. He caught 14 passes as a true freshman for the Hawkeyes in 2002.

Duke gained a commitment from linebacker/defensive lineman Kinney Rucker of Durham-Jordan, NC. The Blue Devils recently pledged defensive back/running back Glenn Williams of Baltimore-Archbishop Curley, Md; and quarterbacks Joe Cox of Charlotte-Independence, NC., who passed for 3983 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior; and Gene Delle Donne of Wilmington-Salesianum, Del.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have a commitment from defensive lineman Todd Denlinger of Troy, Ohio, over Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, Boston College, Northwestern, Duke, Tennessee, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Stanford, among many others. The Buckeyes recently gained defensive lineman Ryan Williams of Mission Viejo, Cal., over offers from Oklahoma, Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

The Michigan Wolverines have pledged defensive back Johnny Sears of Fresno-Edison, Cal.

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Nebraska has a commitment from linebacker Nick Covey of Glendale-Mountain Ridge, Ariz., over Washington State.

Oklahoma State has a commitment from offensive lineman Brady Bond of Garber, Okla. The Cowboys recently gained defensive lineman/linebacker Jarryl Jefferson of New Orleans-St. Augustine, La., over Auburn and UCLA.

The Oklahoma Sooners have a commitment from Top 150 receiver Eric Huggins of Conway, SC., over offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Tennessee and Southern California, among many others.

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Miami-Florida has a commitment from Top 150 tight end Martellus Bennett of Houston-Aleif Taylor, Tex., over Arizona, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA, among many others.

North Carolina added Class 2004 running back Vince Wilson of Daytona Beach-Mainland, Fla., for this upcoming season.

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Alabama pledged offensive lineman Evan Cardwell of Killen-Brooks, Ala., over interest from Auburn, LSU, Mississippi and Notre Dame.

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TCU has a commitment from runing back Joseph Turner of Austin-LBJ, Tex.

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Class 2004 receiver Trevoy Lenear of Arlington-Oakridge School, Tex, has signed with Tulsa.

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Defensive lineman/tight end Adam Grant of Puyallup, Wash., committed to Washington.

The California Bears pledged quarterback Joseph Ayoob of San Rafael-Terra Nova, Cal/San Francisco CC, Cal., over Kentucky, Michigan State, Oregon State and LSU.

Class 2004 tight end Brad Wood of Tucson-Sabino, Ariz/Pima CC, Ariz., has signed with Arizona. The Wildcats recently added defensive back Dramayne McElroy of Rialto, Cal/Chaffey CC, Cal., for this upcoming season.

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