Arkansas nabs two commits from Texas prospects
Boston College has pledged receiver/defensive back Rich Gunnell of Lawrenceville-Notre Dame, NJ., over North Carolina and Rutgers. The Eagles recently gained offensive lineman Austin Giles of Marshfield, Mass., over Mississippi State.
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Notre Dame has added five Class 2005 verbals, including touted quarterback Evan Sharpley of Marshall, Mich., over Iowa, LSU and Wisconsin; receiver David Nelson of Wichita Falls-Rider, Tex., over Nebraska and Kansas State; receiver David Grimes of Detroit-DePorres, Mich., over Iowa and Wisconsin; plus linebackers Scott Smith of Highland Park, Ill., over Illinois, Michigan State and UCLA, among many others; and Kevin Washington of Sugar Land, Tex., over Wisconsin, Northwestern and Houston.
Big Ten List
Top 150 quarterback Rob Schoenhoft of Cincinnati-Xavier, Ohio, has committed to Ohio State over Michigan. Among many others were Florida, LSU, Michigan State and Notre Dame. The Buckeyes recently gained Top 150 offensive lineman Kevin Bemoll of Mission Viejo, Cal., over Florida, LSU and Miami-Florida, among many others. He joins teammate defensive lineman Ryan Williams, who had earlier picked the Buckeyes.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have pledged Class 2005 linebacker B.J. Travers of Westlake, Ohio, over offers from Southern California, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Kentucky, Syracuse, Indiana and West Virginia, among many others.
Big 12 List
The Oklahoma Sooners have pledged touted defensive back Keenan Clayton of Sulphur Springs, Tex., over Texas A&M, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas State, LSU and Oklahoma State, among others. Also headed for the Sooners are Top 150 receiver Malcolm Kelly of Longview, Tex., over Kansas State, LSU, Miami-Florida, Texas and Texas Tech, among others; and offensive lineman Ben Barresi of Edmond-North, Okla., over Oklahoma State and Wyoming. Kelly joins earlier outstanding receiver commitments from Manuel Johnson of Gilmer, Tex., and Eric Huggins of Conway, S.C. The Sooners recently gained defensive lineman Billy Blackard of Claremore, Okla.
Big East List
West Virginia pledged offensive lineman Frank Carduff of Shenandoah-Shenandoah Valley, Pa. The Mountaineers recently gained receiver/defensive back Jeremy Bruce of Beaver Falls-Blackhawk, Pa.
Syracuse has Class 2005 commitments from defensive lineman Andrew Lewis and defensive back Derek Bailey, both from Clifton-Centreville, Va. The Orange recently gained quarterback Adam Hearns of Lansdale-North Penn, Pa.
Wake Forest has pledged running back/tight end Mike Rinfrette of Bunn, NC., over North Carolina and Vanderbilt. The Demon Deacons recently gained offensive lineman Trey Bailey of Duncan-Byrnes, SC; defensive back Channing Schofield of Wagener/Wagener-Salley, SC; quarterback Brett Hodges of Winter Springs, Fla; tight end/defensive lineman Ben Wooster of Norcross-Greater Atlanta Christian, Ga; receiver Jonathan Jones of Madisonville-Sequoia, Tenn; tight end Ted Randolph of Mocksville-Davie County, NC; and receiver E.J. Wynn of Waldorf-St. John's, Md.
Clemson has a commitment from offensive lineman Jamarcus Grant of Mullins, SC., over South Carolina. The Tigers recently gained offensive lineman Thomas Austin of Camden, SC., over Maryland, Vanderbilt, Penn State, South Carolina and Wake Forest.
Alabama has pledged Class 2004 linebacker/defensive lineman Baron Huber of Knoxville-Powell, Tenn. The Tide recently gained a late signee for Class 2004 in defensive back Jeffrey Dukes of Oxford-Lafayette County, Miss/Northwest Mississippi CC, Miss.
Touted defensive lineman Louis Ellis of Jackson-Lanier, Miss., has decommitted from Mississippi. He is now considering Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi and LSU. The Rebels recently pledged receiver J.D. Lawhorn of Memphis-University, Tenn., who had 65 receptions as a junior.
Arizona has a Class 2005 commitment from defensive lineman Anthony Sapa of Moreno Valley, Cal/Riverside CC, Cal., over Arizona State, Oregon State and Nebraska. The Wildcats recently gained defensive back Corey Hall of DeSoto, Tex.
Class 2005 Football Database: Prospects/Verbals
*Signing Dates: Midyear (Dec. 15, 2004-Jan. 15, 2005); Regular Period (Feb. 2-Apr. 1, 2005).
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*Early Top 150 Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
*Super Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
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"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.
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"Big East States": Florida, Pa, New Jersey, New York, Mass, Va, WVa.
Class 2004 Football Database: Signings/Top
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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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