Aggies snag 12th Class of 2005 pledge
Boston College has a commitment from defensive back/receiver Marcellus Bowman of Youngstown-Liberty, Ohio, over West Virginia, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Purdue, Indiana and Illinois, among others.
Texas A&M has added outstanding Class 2004 running back Jay Lucas of Baton Rouge-Redemptorist, La., for this upcoming season. A recent qualifier, Lucas rushed for 1651 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior and had drawn interest from LSU, Nebraska, Florida State and Tennessee, among others. The Aggies also gained their 12th Class 2005 commitment in defensive back Devin Gregg of Spring-Westfield, Tex., over Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Houston and UTEP. A&M recently pledged defensive back Jordan Peterson of Lexington, Tex; and defensive lineman Paul Freeney of Aldine-Eisenhower, Tex.
Houston pledged offensive lineman Matt Hart of Huffman-Hargrave, Tex. The Cougars recently gained offensive lineman Jerrod Butler of Allen, Tex., over Colorado State; plus defensive/offensive lineman Quinten Smith and defensive back Quinte Williams, both from Houston-Yates, Tex.
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One of the nation's top quarterback prospects, Jake Christensen of Lockport, Ill., has committed to the 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 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 Trey Stross of Avon Lake, Ohio, over West Virginia, Boston College, Ohio State, Maryland, Syracuse, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana and Kentucky, among others; and Marcus Wilson of Cherry Hill-Camden Catholic, NJ., over Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia, Boston College, Syracuse, Maryland, North Carolina and Rutgers, among others.
Virginia has its third Top 150 commitment and 17th overall, as Class 2005 linebacker Lamont Robinson of Salem, NJ., picked the Cavs over Georgia, Iowa, Miami-Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Tennessee, among many others. Virginia recently gained defensive lineman Antonio Appleby of Virginia Beach-Salem, Va., over West Virginia, Syracuse, Duke, Maryland, Virginia Tech and North Carolina; receiver Kevin Ogletree of St. Albans-Holy Cross, NY., over Syracuse, Wisconsin and Boston College; and Top 150 offensive lineman 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 Vic Hall of Gretna, Va.
North Carolina has a commitment from defensive lineman/tight end Darrius Massenburg of Roanoke Rapids, NC., over East Carolina. The Heels recently added offensive lineman Andre Barbour of Atlanta-North Springs, Ga; defensive back Bryan Dixon of Tabor City-South Columbus, NC; and running back/linebacker Kennedy Tinsley of Greensboro-Dudley, NC.
UCLA has a commitment from tight end Adam Heater of Snohomish, Wash., over Oregon. The Bruins recently gained defensive back Robert Kibble of Houston-Westfield, Tex., over Miami-Florida, Houston, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, SMU, Northwestern and Iowa State.
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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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