Clapp selects Sooners over Wildcats

Updated: August 2, 2004, 9:47 AM ET
By Bill Hodge |

The Oklahoma Sooners have a commitment from running back Matt Clapp of Phoenix-Paradise Valley, Ariz., over Arizona. The Sooners recently gained defensive lineman Auston English of Canadian, Tex., over Oklahoma State and Missouri.

Defensive back/receiver Antavious Coates of Greenwood, SC., is headed to Georgia over Clemson. Among others were Auburn, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Alabama has a commitment from offensive lineman Michael Johnson of Pensacola-Pine Forest, Fla. The Tide recently gained defensive back Cory Reamer of Hoover, Ala., over Vanderbilt, Southern Mississippi, Louisville and Georgia Tech.

South Carolina has a verbal from defensive back Damien Wright of Sumter-Crestwood, SC., over Clemson, Vanderbilt and Duke. The Gamecocks recently gained defensive back/quarterback Mychal Belcher of Spartanburg-Dorman, SC.

Mississippi has a commitment from linebacker Rogers Loche of Bastrop, La., over Arkansas, Michigan State, Nebraska, Texas A&M and UCLA.

The Michigan State Spartans have their third commitment in defensive back Otis Wiley of Flint/Carman-Ainsworth, Mich., over Indiana, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.

Junior running back Brian Calhoun of Oak Creek, Wis., has transferred from Colorado to Wisconsin. He led the Buffs with 810 yards last fall. The Badgers recently gained Class 2005 defensive lineman O'Brien Schofield of North Chicago-Community, Ill., over Iowa State and Central Michigan.

Receiver Kyle Hudson of Mattoon, Ill., has picked Illinois over Bowling Green and Northern Illinois. The Illini recently gained linebacker Brit Miller of Decatur-Eisenhower, Ill.

Cincinnati has a commitment from defensive back/receiver Jared Martin of Green Springs-Clyde, Ohio. The Bearcats signed two Class 2004 prospects for this upcoming season in kicker Kevin Lovell of Hawthorne-Mira Costa, Cal/El Camino CC, Cal., and punter Brian Steel of Payson, Ariz/Elmire-Southside, NY/Scottsdale CC, Ariz.

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Running back/tight end/linebacker Ty Harangody of Merrillville-Andrean, Ind., has chosen Indiana.

Northwestern has running back Tyrell Sutton of Akron-Hoban, Ohio, who rushed for 2437 yards as a junior.

Minnesota pledged tight end Troy Reilly of Stevens Point, Wis.

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Nebraska has a commitment from Top 150 linebacker Phillip Dillard of Jenks, Okla., over Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas A&M. Florida, Tulsa, Tennessee and Arkansas, among others.

Offensive lineman Chris Hall of Irving, Tex., who recently decommitted from SMU, has chosen Oklahoma State. The Cowboys recently gained defensive back Gremon Coffman of Duncanville, Tex., over Arkansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Kansas State pledged defensive back Courtney Herndon of Dallas-Lincoln, Tex. The Wildcats recently gained linebacker Ross Diehl of Castle Rock-Douglas County, Colo.

Texas A&M has its 13th commitment in linebacker Jodie Richardson of Duncanville, Tex., over Arizona, Houston and Washington State.

One of the nation's top quarterbacks, Ryan Perrilloux of Reserve-East St. John, La., has chosen Texas over Florida, Florida State, LSU and Miami-Florida. Perrilloux, who passed for 2404 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior, still expects to take all five official trips. The Longhorns recently gained Top 150 defensive lineman Aaron Lewis of Albuquerque-LaCueva, NM., over Florida State. Among others were Georgia Tech and Texas Tech.

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West Virginia pledged linebacker Reed Williams of Moorefield, WV., over Duke and Marshall. The Mountaineers recently gained offensive lineman Frank Carduff of Shenandoah-Shenandoah Valley, Pa.

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Tight end Jose Cruz of Johnstown-Bishop McCort, Pa., has picked North Carolina over Boston College, Indiana and Akron.

Duke pledged athlete Requan Boyette of Wilson-Fike, NC., over North Carolina State, Wake Forest and East Carolina.

Virginia has its 20th pledge in quarterback Jameel Sewell of Richmond-Hermitage, Va., over Maryland, North Carolina, Syracuse and Cincinnati.

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Auburn has a pledge from offensive lineman Oscar Gonzalez of Hialeah, Fla.

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South Florida has a commitment from quarterback Matt Grothe of Lakeland-Lake Gibson, Fla.

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Central Florida pledged linebacker T.J. Harnden of Tallahassee-Lincoln, Fla., over Iowa State, Tulane, Louisville and Middle Tennessee State.

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Arizona has a commitment from Top 150 tight end/receiver Jermichael Finley of Diboll, Tex., over Arkansas, Houston, LSU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

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Colorado State gained a commitment from quarterback Grant Stucker of Parker-Ponderosa, Colo.

Class 2005 Football Database: Prospects/Verbals
*Signing Dates: Midyear (Dec. 15, 2004-Jan. 15, 2005); Regular Period (Feb. 2-Apr. 1, 2005).
*Prospects/Commitments/Schools and Conferences.
*Early Top 150 Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
*Super Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.

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
*Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools and Conferences.
*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 For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to's Recruiting Page.