Wolvernines add D-lineman to 2005 class

Originally Published: July 2, 2004
By Bill Hodge | CollegeSports.com

Michigan has pledged Class 2005 defensive lineman Chris McLaurin of Orchard Lake-St. Mary, Mich., over Boston College and Indiana. The Wolverines recently gained running back Mister Simpson of Cincinnati-Colerain, Ohio; and punter/kicker Zoltan Mesko of Twinsburg, Ohio.

Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from Class 2005 defensive back Andre Sexton of Houston-Cy Falls, Tex.

Kansas State has a commitment from receiver/quarterback Zac Robinson of Littleton-Chatfield, Colo.

Tight end/defensive lineman Trent Flander of West Des Moines-Dowling, Iowa, has chosen Iowa State.

Boston College pledged Class 2005 defensive back/linebacker Paul Anderson of Brooklyn-Poly Prep, NY. The Eagles recently gained tight end/defensive lineman Jim Ramella of Cleveland-St. Ignatius, Ohio.

Syracuse has a Class 2005 commitment from defensive lineman Cordarrow Thompson of Stafford-North Stafford, Va., over Marshall.

West Virginia pledged quarterback Nate Sowers of Martinsburg, WVa., who passed for 3258 yds and 48 touchdowns as a junior; and receiver Darren Brownlee of Germantown-Northwest, Md.

Rutgers has verbals from linebacker/defensive lineman Dakota Walker of Mays Landing-Oakrest, NJ; and defensive lineman/linebacker Chris Dirksz of Miami-Krop, Fla.

Bowling Green gained a pledge from receiver Luke Alexander of Springfield-South, Ohio.

Mississippi State has a commitment from offensive lineman Chris Spencer of Meridian, Miss. The Bulldogs recently gained receiver Adron Chambers of Pensacola, Fla.

Washington picked up a commitment from defensive back Keno Walter-White of Poway-Rancho Bernardo, Cal/San Diego Mesa CC, Cal.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have their first two Class 2005 commitments in defensive backs Brandon Harrison of Dayton/Chaminade-Julienne, Ohio; and David Bruton of Miamisburg, Ohio.

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Ohio State has a commitment from receiver Brian Hartline of Canton-GlenOak, Ohio, over Iowa, Cincinnati, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and Stanford, among others.

Purdue has pledges from linebacker/defensive back Jason Werner of Indianapolis-Roncalli, Ind; defensive lineman Michael Neal of Merrillville, Ind; and defensive/offensive back Dray Mason of Indianapolis-Bishop Chatard, Ind.

Illinois has a commitment from defensive back Andre Powell of Pahokee, Fla., over Rutgers, Georgia and Central Florida.

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Nebraska has a commitment from Class 2005 Top 150 offensive lineman Craig Roark of Ada, Okla., over Arizona, Kansas State, LSU, Missouri and Ohio State, among many others.

The Oklahoma Sooners gained a pledge from offensive lineman Brandon Keith of McAlester, Okla/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Okla., who originally picked the Sooners in Class 2003. Oklahoma recently added a commitment from receiver Manuel Johnson of Gilmer, Tex., who had 79 receptions as a junior. Among those that offered scholarships were Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Houston.

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Pittsburgh has Class 2005 commitments from defensive back Domenic Jones of Columbus-Brookhaven, Ohio, over Michigan State, Penn State, Minnesota and Iowa, among others; and defensive back/running back Bryan Williams of Akron-Buchtel, Ohio, over Illinois, North Carolina and Akron.

Connecticut has Class 2005 commitments from offensive lineman Mike Hicks of Seymour, Conn; and defensive lineman Andrew Presnell of Middletown, Md.

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North Carolina has a commitment from tight end/running back/defensive lineman Nick Starcevic of Charlotte-Catholic, NC.

Virginia has its 18th Class 2005 commitment in defensive back/running back Mike Brown of Jersey City-St. Peter's Prep, NJ., over Tennessee, Rutgers, Notre Dame and Penn State, among many offers.

Virginia Tech has a Class 2005 commitment from offensive lineman Antonio North of Stafford-North Stafford, Va., over North Carolina State, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Class 2005 Top 150 receiver Mohamed Massaquoi of Charlotte-Independence, NC., has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs over Tennessee, Virginia, Clemson, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina State, among others. Massaquoi, who caught 87 passes as a junior, joins prep teammate quarterback Joe Cox, who recently decommitted from Duke for the Bulldogs. Cox passed for 3983 yards and 43 touchdowns last season.

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Fresno State pledged quarterback Ryan Colburn of Visalia-Central Valley Christian, Cal.

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Class 2005 quarterback Kevin Lopina of Concord-De La Salle, Cal., is headed to Oregon State over offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Nebraska. The Beavers recently gained quarterback Sean Canfield of Carlsbad, Cal.

Class 2005 receiver/athlete Brandon Gibson of Puyallup-Rogers, Wash., picked Washington State.

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Utah has a Class 2005 commitment from offensive/defensive lineman Tony Bergstrom of Salt Lake City-Skyline, Utah, who will first go on mission. The Utes also gained redshirt-freshman quarterback Mike Affleck of Provo-Timpview, Utah, who is transferring from Arizona State.

Class 2005 Football Database: Prospects/Verbals
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*Commitments
N.D./Big Ten: ND, Ill, Ind, Ia, Mich, MSt, Minn, NW, OhioSt, PSU, Pur, Wis.


Big 12: Bay, Colo, Iowa St, Kan, KSt, Mo, Neb, Okla, Okla St, Tex, A&M, TT.


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


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


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


C-USA: Army, Cinn, EC, Hou, Lou, Mem, SMiss, USF, TCU, Tul, UAB


Pac-10: Ariz, ASU, Cal, Ore, OreSt, Stan, USC, UCLA, Wash, WashSt.


*Prospects by Home States


"Recruiting Power States": Florida, California, Texas, Pa, Ohio.
"Big Ten States": Illinois , Indiana, Iowa, Pa, Ohio, Mich, Minn, Wis.
"Big 12 States": Okla, Missouri , Iowa, Neb, Kansas, Colo, Texas.
"SEC States": Florida, Tenn, SoCarol, Kty, Georgia, Ala, Ark, Miss, La.
"ACC States": Florida, NoCarol, SoCarol, Georgia, Maryland , Virginia .
"Pac-10 States": California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington.
"Big East States":
Florida, Pa, New Jersey, New York, Mass, Va, WVa.

Class 2004 Football Database: Signings/Top Classes
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*Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects.
*Prospects by Home States
*Top Classes: Southern California, LSU, Florida State, Miami-Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Texas.
*Junior College Players/NJCAA Football All-Americans.

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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.