OU snags receivers while Terps grab linemen
The Oklahoma Sooners have their fifth commitment in receiver Manuel Johnson of Gilmer, Tex., who had 79 receptions as a junior. Among those offering scholarships were Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Houston.
Maryland has 11 commitments after pledging defensive linemen Jeremy Navarre of Joppa-Joppatowne, Md., over Penn State; and Barrod Heggs of Garden City, Ga. The Terps recently gained twin defensive linemen/tight ends Tom Galt and Dwight Galt, both from Wheaton-Good Counsel, Md; and linebacker Dave Philistin of Manchester-Central, NH.
Kansas State picked up commitments from defensive back Kevin Hollis of Gilmer, Okla., over offers from Nebraska, Mississippi State and Duke; and offensive lineman Nick Stringer of Topeka-Hayden, Kan., over Oklahoma State. Stringer was considering Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
Highly-rated quarterback Jonathan Crompton of Waynesville-Tuscola, NC., is scheduled to announce between over 60 offers on Friday (June 25), including Tennessee, Georgia and Miami-Florida. Among many others are Clemson, LSU, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Southern California, Virginia, Michigan and Nebraska.
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Class 2004 quarterback Joe Bauserman of Tallahassee-Lincoln, Fla., who had committed to Ohio State, has decided to sign a baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bauserman, who was a fourth-round selection as a pitcher, was to have grayshirted for the Buckeyes this upcoming season.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona has pledged Class 2005 offensive lineman Eben Britton of Burbank-Burroughs, Cal., over Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Purdue and Oklahoma, among others. The Wildcats recently added Class 2004 offensive lineman Bill Wacholz of San Diego-Rancho Bernardo, Cal., over Washington and Michigan State, among others.
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