Horns add top RB, Vols snag top lineman
Top 150 running back Jamaal Charles of Port Arthur-Memorial, Tex., has pledged to the Texas Longhorns. Charles, who rushed for 2,051 yards as a junior, also considered Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Texas A&M, among many others.
The Tennessee Vols have a commitment from touted Class 2005 defensive/offensive lineman Wes Brown of Athens, Ala., over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, among others.
Rutgers has a verbal from receiver/athlete Tiquan Underwood of Lawrenceville-Notre Dame High, NJ., over Vanderbilt. The Scarlet Knights recently gained linebacker/defensive lineman Dakota Walker of Mays Landing-Oakrest, NJ; and defensive lineman/linebacker Chris Dirksz of Miami-Krop, Fla.
Oregon has a commitment from Class 2005 defensive lineman Brian Truelove of Snellville-Brookwood, Ga. The Ducks recently gained offensive lineman Mat Webb of Vancouver-Heritage, Wash., over Washington and Washington State.
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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.
Purdue has pledges from quarterback Joey Elliott of Evansville-Harrison, Ind; and defensive lineman Jared Zwilling of Evansville-Central, Ind. The Boilermakers recently gained 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.
Michigan has 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.
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Nebraska has a commitment from Class 2005 tight end/defensive lineman David Harvey of Pomfret-McDonough, Md. The Huskers recently gained Top 150 offensive lineman Craig Roark of Ada, Okla., over Arizona, Kansas State, LSU, Missouri and Ohio State, among many others.
Pittsburgh has a Class 2005 commitment from running back Irvan Brown of Central Square-Paul V Moore, NY., over Syracuse and Wisconsin. The Panthers recently gained 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.
Boston College pledged Class 2005 defensive lineman Josh Williams of Hampton-Hampton School, NH., over Syracuse and UConn. The Eagles recently gained defensive back/linebacker Paul Anderson of Brooklyn-Poly Prep, NY; and tight end/defensive lineman Jim Ramella of Cleveland-St. Ignatius, Ohio.
Bowling Green has a Class 2005 commitment from offensive lineman Guy Williamson of Mohomet/Mahomet-Seymour, Ill. The Falcons recently gained receiver Luke Alexander of Springfield-South, Ohio.
Class 2004 quarterback Matt Tuiasosopo, a Top 150 prospect from Woodinville, Wash., has chosen baseball with the Seattle Mariners over playing for Washington. He was selected in the third round as a shortstop by the Mariners. The Huskies recently picked up a commitment from Class 2005 defensive back Keno Walter-White of Poway-Rancho Bernardo, Cal/San Diego Mesa CC, Cal.
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