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Virginia snags 17th Class of 2005 pledge

The nation's hottest recruiting program, href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=va">Virginia has its third Top 150
commitment and 17th overall, as Class 2005 linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1461&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Lamont Robinson of Salem, NJ., picked the
Cavs over Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Iowa, Miami-Florida,
Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee, among many others.

Virginia recently gained defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2153&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Antonio Appleby of Virginia Beach-Salem,
Va., over West Virginia, Syracuse, Duke, Maryland, Virginia Tech and North
Carolina; receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2334&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Kevin Ogletree of St. Albans-Holy Cross,
NY., over Syracuse, Wisconsin and Boston College; and Top 150 offensive
lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=208&d
byear=04&sport=football">Eugene Monroe of Plainfield, NJ., over
Florida State, Miami-Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Southern California,
Michigan, LSU, Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College, Michigan State and
Nebraska, among many others. Virginia had earlier received a pledge from Top
150 quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=3&dby
ear=04&sport=football">Vic Hall of Gretna, Va.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=mifl">Miami-Florida has a commitment
from defensive back/receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2347&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Bruce Johnson of Live Oak-Suwanee, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=unc">North Carolina has a commitment
from defensive lineman/tight end HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2346&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Darrius Massenburg of Roanoke Rapids, NC.,
over East Carolina. The Heels recently added offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=749&d
byear=04&sport=football">Andre Barbour of Atlanta-North Springs, Ga;
defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2331&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Bryan Dixon of Tabor City-South Columbus,
NC; and running back/linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2305&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Kennedy Tinsley of Greensboro-Dudley, NC.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=tam">Texas A&M has its 11th commitment
in defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2344&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Jordan Peterson of Lexington, Tex., over
Texas Tech and Baylor. The Aggies recently gained defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=479&d
byear=04&sport=football">Paul Freeney of Aldine-Eisenhower, Tex.,
over Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Baylor and Utah.

Class 2005 kicker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2345&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Matt Fodge of Garland, Tex., is headed to
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=okst">Oklahoma State over SMU.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=colo">Colorado has added defensive back
HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=4760&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Terry Wilson of Gardena-Serra, Cal., for
this upcoming season.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=tuls">Tulsa has a commitment from
offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2348&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Jody Whaley of Comanche, Okla.


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ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=indp">Independents List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=bg10">Big Ten List

One of the nation's top quarterback prospects, HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=118&d
byear=04&sport=football">Jake Christensen of Lockport, Ill., has
committed to the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=iowa">Iowa Hawkeyes over Arkansas and
Michigan State, among many others. He passed for 3681 yards and 33
touchdowns as a junior. The Hawkeyes also added a commitment from offensive
lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2337&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Kyle Calloway of Belleville-East, Ill.,
over an offer from Kansas, plus interest from Wisconsin, Notre Dame,
Illinois and Missouri, among others. Iowa recently gained receivers HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2330&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Trey Stross of Avon Lake, Ohio, over West
Virginia, Boston College, Ohio State, Maryland, Syracuse, Illinois, Purdue,
Indiana and Kentucky, among others; and HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1451&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Marcus Wilson of Cherry Hill-Camden
Catholic, NJ., over Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia, Boston College,
Syracuse, Maryland, North Carolina and Rutgers, among others.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=osu">Ohio State added Class 2004
kicker/punter HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=4755&
dbyear=03&sport=football">Jonathan Skeete of Gahanna-Lincoln, Ohio,
for this fall.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=big12">Big 12 List

Offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2335&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Nick Stringer Topeka-Hayden, Kan., is
headed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=ksu">Kansas State over Oklahoma State.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=text">Texas Tech pledged offensive
lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=392&d
byear=04&sport=football">Andrew Johnson of Adline-Eisenhower, Tex;
athlete HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1578&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Kobey Lewis of Abilene, Tex; and defensive
back/linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2332&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Jordan Thomas of Keller, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=tex">Texas has pledged linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2282&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Brandon Duncan of Garland-Lakeview
Centennial, Tex., over Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M
and Texas Tech, among others.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=bay">Baylor pledged tight end HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=385&d
byear=04&sport=football">Jason Lamb of Richardson-Berkner, Tex.,
over Mississippi State, North Carolina, Tulsa and Wyoming. The Bears
recently gained receiver/defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2327&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Carl Sims of Waco, Tex., and tight end HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2306&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Justin Akers of Deer Park, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=miss">Missouri has a commitment from
defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2329&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Tarell Corby of Kansas City-North, Mo.,
over Kansas and Iowa.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=bige">Big East List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=rutu">Rutgers has a commitment from
defensive back/linebacker HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2326&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Damaso Munoz of Miami-Southridge, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=acc">ACC List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=clem">Clemson has a commitment from Top
150 receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1086&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Rendrick Taylor of Bennettsville-Marlboro
County, SC., over Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State, Oklahoma,
Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina,
Stanford, Georgia Tech and Duke, among others. Defensive back/receiver HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1495&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Ramon McElrathbey of Atlanta-Mays, Ga.,
chose the Tigers, but quickly decommitted. The Tigers recently gained
receiver/defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2315&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Tyler Grisham of Birmingham-Spain Park,
Ala.

Class 2005 quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=405&d
byear=04&sport=football">Joe Cox of Charlotte-Independence, NC., has
decommitted from Duke for the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=geo">Georgia Bulldogs. He passed for
3983 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=sec">SEC List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=ark">Arkansas has pledged offensive
lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=299&d
byear=04&sport=football">Joey Crossland of Russellville, Ark; and
defensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=675&d
byear=04&sport=football">Cord Gray of Wynne, Ark.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=vand">Vanderbilt has a commitment from
quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1704&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Mackenzi Adams of Tulsa-Union, Okla.

Class 2005 quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=405&d
byear=04&sport=football">Joe Cox of Charlotte-Independence, NC., has
decommitted from Duke for the href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=geo">Georgia Bulldogs. He passed for
3983 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=usa">Conf-USA List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=hou">Houston pledged offensive lineman
HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=421&d
byear=04&sport=football">Jerrod Butler of Allen, Tex., over Colorado
State. The Cougars recently gained defensive/offensive lineman HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2324&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Quinten Smith and defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2325&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Quinte Williams, both from Houston-Yates,
Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=tcu">TCU pledged running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2328&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Chris Smith of Navasota, Tex., over
Baylor.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=mac">MAC List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=wac">WAC List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=sunb">Sun Belt List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=pac">Pac-10 List

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=ucla">UCLA has a commitment from tight
end HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1146&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Adam Heater of Snohomish, Wash., over
Oregon. The Bruins recently gained defensive back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2316&
dbyear=04&sport=football">Robert Kibble of Houston-Westfield, Tex.,
over Miami-Florida, Houston, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, SMU,
Northwestern and Iowa State.

Rumored for weeks to have secretly committed to the Bears, quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=128&d
byear=04&sport=football">Kyle Reed of Oakland-McClymonds, Cal., has
announced for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=cal">California.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&school_name=ariz">Arizona has a commitment from
quarterback HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1164&
dbyear=04&sport=football">William Tuitama of Stockton-St. Mary's,
Cal., over Nebraska and Washington. His uncle is USC and Miami Dolphin
linebacker Junior Seau.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=footba
ll&dbyear=04&signing_conference=mwc">Mountain West List

Class 2004 running back HREF="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=684&d
byear=03&sport=football">Gartrell Shavers of Miami-Springs, Fla., is
headed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&school_name=csu">Colorado State for this fall.


Class 2005 Football Database:
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04"> Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&status=v">Verbals

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=04">Schools and Conferences.

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&hodge_flag=Y">Early Top 150 Prospects

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&dbye
ar=04">Prospects by Home States


Class 2004 Football Database:
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/football.cfm">Top
Classes

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=foot
ball&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences.

* 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.

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=football&dbye
ar=03">Prospects by Home States

*Top
Classes
:
Southern California, LSU, Florida State, Miami-Florida,
Michigan, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Texas.

* 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=">Junior College Players/ href="http://www.njcaa.org/sports.cfm?sid=11&divid=0&gender=m&slid=5&menu=5"
>NJCAA Football All-Americans
.

Football Commitments/Signings:

CollegeSports: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting">Main
Recruiting Page.

Class 2005: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=fo
otball&dbyear=04&hodge_flag=Y">Top Prospects

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">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.