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Weekly Commitment Roundup

August, 16, 2013
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American Athletic Conference
Rutgers
Saeed Blacknall WR Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #14 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#113)

Jonathan Hilliman RB Jersey City, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep
HT: 6-1 WT: 202
Positional Rank: #25
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#286)

Southern Methodist
William Jeanlys WR Boca Raton, Fla./Pope John Paul II
HT: 6-1 WT: 169
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Duke
Zach Muniz CB Saint Louis/Christian Brothers
HT: 5-11 WT: 165
Positional Rank: #63 CB
Stars: 3

Florida State
Rick Leonard DE Middletown, Del./Middletown
HT: 6-6 WT: 250
Positional Rank: #34 DE
Stars: 3

North Carolina
Josh Cabrera WR Jacksonville, N.C./Northside
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #108 WR
Stars: 3

Wake Forest
Jaylan Barbour WR Monroe, N.C./Monroe
HT: 5-10 WT: 164
Positional Rank: #72 WR
Stars: 3

Big 12
Baylor
K.D. Cannon WR Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant
HT: 6-0 WT: 163
Positional Rank: #5 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#46)

Verkedric Vaughns CB Mesquite, Texas/Poteet
HT: 5-9 WT: 168
Positional Rank: #59 CB
Stars: 3

Oklahoma State
Keenen Brown WR Houston/Alief Taylor
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #61 WR
Stars: 4

Chris Hardeman CB Houston/Alief Taylor
HT: 5-8 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #23 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#285)

Texas
Reggie Hemphill WR Manvel, Texas/Manvel
HT: 6-2 WT: 168
Class of 2016

Texas Tech
Jah'Shawn Johnson S Ennis, Texas/Ennis
HT: 5-9 WT: 170
Positional Rank: #118 S
Stars: 3

Big Ten
Michigan
Jared Wangler OLB Warren, Mich./De La Salle
HT: 6-1 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #64 OLB
Stars: 3

Pac-12
Arizona State
Dasmond Tautalatasi ATH Concord, Calif./De La Salle
HT: 6-0 WT: 183
Positional Rank: #152 ATH
Stars: 3

California
Devante Downs AT Mountlake Terrace, Wash./Mountlake Terrace
HT: 6-2 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #25 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#209)

Colorado
Sam Bennion DE Logan, Utah/Logan
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jase Franke DE Ventura, Calif./Saint Bonaventure
HT: 6-3 WT: 246
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon State
Ryan Nall ATH Portland, Ore./Central Catholic
HT: 6-2 WT: 225
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Stanford
Joey Alfieri OLB Portland, Ore./Jesuit
HT: 6-2 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #51 OLB
Stars: 3

Bobby Okereke ATH Tustin, Calif./Foothill
HT: 6-1 WT: 213
Positional Rank: #92 ATH
Stars: 3

Kirk Tucker S Tucker, Ga./Tucker
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #51 S
Stars: 3

Utah
Jeremy McNichols WR Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #121 WR
Stars: 3

SEC
Alabama
Ross Pierschbacher OG Cedar Falls, Ia./Cedar Falls
HT: 6-4 WT: 269
Positional Rank: #1 OG
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#48)
Under Armour All-American

Arkansas
Jared Cornelius WR Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian
HT: 6-1 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Armon Watts DT Saint Louis/Christian Brothers
HT: 6-4 WT: 275
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida
Nolan Kelleher OG Mount Pleasant, S.C./Wando
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Rank: #17 OG
Stars: 4

Chris Lammons ATH Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation
HT: 5-10 WT: 171
Positional Rank: #10 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#85)

Ermon Lane WR Homestead, Fla./Homestead
HT: 6-2 WT: 196
Positional Rank: #2 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#28)
Under Armour All-American

Quincy Wilson S Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South
HT: 6-1 WT: 197
Positional Rank: #12 S
Stars: 4

Missouri
Stepfawn Hughes ATH Fort Worth, Texas/Dunbar
HT: 5-8 WT: 167
Positional Rank: #66 ATH
Stars: 3

Ole Miss
Gary Wunderlich K Memphis, Tenn./University
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #2 K
Stars: 3
Under Armour All-American

Tennessee
DaVonte Lambert DT Milledgeville, Ga./Georgia Military College
HT: 6-2 WT: 275
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Independents
Brigham Young
Cedric Dale RB Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
HT: 5-8 WT: 168
Positional Rank: #82 RB
Stars: 3

Nick Kurtz WR El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont College
HT: 6-6 WT: 205

Conference USA
East Carolina
Alex Evans DE Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook
HT: 6-6 WT: 215

Shaun James DE Virginia Beach, Va./Green Run
HT: 6-4 WT: 235

Maassidiq Walton ILB Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes
HT: 6-3 WT: 250

Marshall
Laderrick Hammond S Louisville, Ga./Jefferson County
HT: 6-1 WT: 175

Rice
V.J. Banks CB Bryan, Texas/Bryan
HT: 6-1 WT: 174

Tulane
RaeJuan Marbley OLB Destrehan, La./Destrehan
HT: 5-11 WT: 222
Positional Rank: # 100 OLB
Stars: 3

UTSA
John Cole Neph WR Owasso, Okla./Owasso
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: # 151 WR
Stars: 3

Cameron Oliver TE-Y Owasso, Okla./Owasso
HT: 6-4 WT: 230

Mid-American Conference
Akron
Drew Phillips ATH Santa Clarita, Calif./College of the Canyons
HT: 6-0 WT: 184

Kent State
Shane Hynes K Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
HT: 5-9 WT: 145

Mountain West
Air Force

Hayden Owen OG Lindale, Ga./Pepperell
HT: 6-2 WT: 285

San Jose State
Ian Fieber QB-PP Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo
HT: 6-2 WT: 187
Positional Rank: # 30 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Sun Belt Conference
Louisiana-Lafayette
Jordan Davis QB-PP Spring, Texas/Klein Oak
HT: 6-6 WT: 163

Anthony Jones TE-Y New Orleans/Edna Karr
HT: 6-6 WT: 231
Positional Rank: #14 TE-Y
Stars: 3

South Alabama
Caleb Butler DE Enterprise, Ala./Enterprise
HT: 6-3 WT: 230

ESPN 300 DT Poona Ford commits

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Highly-coveted defensive tackle Poona Ford (Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head) pledged to sign with Louisville Tuesday, according to multiple sources.

"I guess I just had a feeling. The feeling you get when you know you're welcome," he told The State. "I went up there for a visit, and they talked to me about coming in my freshman year and playing my very first game at home against Miami."

Ford selected the Cardinals over scholarship offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Boise State, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas State, Marshall, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Toledo, UCF and Utah State.

Last fall, the 6-foot, 285-pound four-star terrorized opponents to the tune of 154 total tackles, 44 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Ford, ranked No. 275 nationally, is now Louisville's highest-rated defensive pledge. The Cardinals have 24 verbals for 2014.

ESPN 300 LB Davonte James decides

August, 3, 2013
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Friday night, Davonte James (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield) announced his commitment to West Virginia in front of 75 friends and family at the local Quality Inn, the Springfield News Sun reports.

Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Purdue were the ESPN 300 linebacker's other finalists. Illinois, Indiana, Marshall and Toledo also offered, while Michigan State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin showed interest.

"I picked West Virginia because of the family atmosphere," he said. "When I went there they treated me just like their son. It was a great place to be, and everybody expressed that they really wanted me there."

The 6-foot-1, 233-pound prospect registered an electronically timed 5.10 40-yard dash, 4.55 20-yard shuttle, 27.1-inch vertical, 35-foot power throw and 65.43 SPARQ this spring at a Nike event.

James, ranked 236th nationally, is now West Virginia's highest-rated defensive recruit. The Mountaineers have 12 commitments.

WR Stanley Clerveaux picks USF 

August, 1, 2013
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South Florida has gained a commitment from three-star wide receiver Stanley Clerveaux (North Miami, Fla./North Miami), according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3, 187-pound prospect also holds scholarship offers from Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, South Alabama, Temple, Toledo and Tulane.

This spring, he posted an electronically timed 4.59 40-yard dash, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 32-inch vertical, 30-foot power throw and 79.17 SPARQ at a Nike event.

The Bulls' class now sits at 14.

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West Virginia lands three prospects

July, 31, 2013
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Defensive end Tyree Owens (Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo) and pair of offensive tackles -- Jamie Herr (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian) and Walter Rauterkus (Avon, Ohio/Avon) -- each committed this week to West Virginia, according to multiple reports.

Owens, a 6-foot-4, 236-pound prospect, selected the Mountaineers over scholarship offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Illinois, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Marshall, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Troy, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

He posted an electronically-timed 4.88 40-yard dash, 4.62 20-yard shuttle, 32.5-inch vertical, 34-foot power throw and 81.78 SPARQ this spring at a Nike combine.

"West Virginia had the best family feel," Owens told the Orlando Sentinel. "When I got there (on a visit this past weekend) they welcomed me with open arms and it was everything I could have hoped for... just great the whole time I was there."

Herr, one of many FBS prospects from Eastern Christian Academy, was also offered by Boston College, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Temple. He's 6-5 and 265 pounds.

Ohio was Rauterkus' only other scholarship offer. Programs including Ball State, Bowling Green, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue also recruited the 6-6, 285-pound prospect.

West Virginia's 2014 class is at 11 players.

Hokies continue to build OL with Taylor

July, 31, 2013
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Three-star offensive tackle Brady Taylor (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready) pledged to sign with Virginia Tech, according to multiple reports. He selected the Hokies over Kentucky.

Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida, Toledo, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Michigan also offered the 6-foot-4, 267-pound lineman.

Taylor is the fifth offensive lineman to choose Virginia Tech for 2014, and he is excited to join the group:

"I talked to them a lot," Taylor told the Roanoke (Va.) Times. "They're all really good kids. I've gotten to know them well. ... It's pretty awesome. Because even if nothing works out and we get to our fifth year, we're eventually going to play together. That's pretty special to have four other kids your age to play with."

Virginia Tech's class is ranked 26th by ESPN RecruitingNation.

Speedy Garrett Johnson picks Kentucky

July, 28, 2013
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The Kentucky Wildcats secured a commitment from three-star wide receiver Garrett Johnson (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange), according to multiple reports.

Arizona, Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Marshall, Northwestern, South Florida and Vanderbilt also offered scholarships to the 5-foot-10, 168-pound Johnson.

Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, North Carolina State and UCF also recruited the under-the-radar prospect.

Johnson first gained recognition with a huge sophomore season. In 2011, he caught 58 passes for 1,014 yards (17.5 average) and 11 touchdowns.

He then displayed great athleticism this spring on the Nike Combine circuit, posting an electronically-timed 4.61 40-yard dash, 4.10 20-yard shuttle, 33.1-inch vertical, 31-foot power throw and 81.33 SPARQ.

Kentucky has 21 commitments for 2014. The Wildcats' class is ranked No. 13 by RecruitingNation.

GT gets RB Kinlaw, OL Stickler

July, 27, 2013
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Caleb Kinlaw (Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek) and Jake Stickler (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee) have committed to Georgia Tech. Both verbals were reported by multiple outlets.

Kinlaw is a 5-foot-11, 184-pound three-star running back and the cousin of former Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton.

He picked GT over scholarship offers from Arizona, Clemson, Florida International, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Kansas State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech also recruited him.

Kinlaw registered an electronically-timed 4.75 40-yard dash, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 32.5-inch vertical, 32.5-foot power throw and 79,35 SPARQ this offseason on the Nike Combine circuit.

Stickler, a 6-foot-5, 281-pound offensive tackle, selected the Yellow Jackets over Missouri.

"They're both good schools, but the curriculum at Georgia Tech is more what I'm looking to study. I'm undecided, but I'm leaning more toward Business right now," he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Baylor, Connecticut, Marshall and South Florida were his other scholarship offers. Auburn, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska and North Carolina State expressed interest.

The Yellow Jackets' 2014 class now holds 14 commitments.

Weekly Commitment Roundup

July, 26, 2013
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American Athletic
Cincinnati
Carter Jacobs S Plantation, Fla./American Heritage
HT: 6-0 WT: 186
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Corey Ferguson CB Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton College
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Davin Pierce S Orlando/Dr. Phillips
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Houston
Davious Ballard DT Irving, Texas/Irving
HT: 6-4 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mychealon Thomas DT Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-2 WT: 321
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Devin Pike TE-Y Cincinnati/Elder
HT: 6-5 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #28 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Terry Ramsey DE Clayton, Ohio/Northmont
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: #46 DE
Stars: 3

Memphis
Christian Boutte CB Opelousas, La./Opelousas
HT: 5-10 WT: 173
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

South Florida
Chris Jones CB Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood
HT: 6-0 WT: 162
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Clemson
Jabril Robinson DT Leland, N.C./North Brunswick
HT: 6-4 WT: 260
Positional Rank: #71 DT
Stars: 3

Duke
Nicodem Pierre QB-DT Miami/Coral Reef
HT: 6-2 WT: 203
Positional Rank: #7 QB-DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#265)

Florida State
Fredrick Jones DT Miami/Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 270
Positional Rank: #81 DT
Stars: 3

Javonte Seabury WR Orlando/Timber Creek
HT: 5-9 WT: 165
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jonathan Vickers RB Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian
HT: 6-0 WT: 212
Positional Rank: #39 RB
Stars: 4

Dexter Wideman DT Saluda, S.C./Saluda
HT: 6-4 WT: 275
Positional Rank: #14 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#169)

Miami-FL
Nigel Bethel CB Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 5-9 WT: 172
Positional Rank: #19 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#234)

Terry McCray OLB Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #105 OLB
Stars: 3

Chad Thomas DE Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: #17 DE
Stars: 3
ESPN 300 (#184)

North Carolina
Bentley Spain OT Charlotte, N.C./Providence
HT: 6-6 WT: 292
Positional Rank: #11 OT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#131)

Pittsburgh
Phillipie Motley ATH Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson
HT: 5-11 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #130 ATH
Stars: 3

Big 12
Baylor
Josh Malin DE Cibolo, Texas/Steele
HT: 6-6 WT: 260
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa State
William Windham OT Schertz, Texas/Clemens
HT: 6-4 WT: 310
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas
Tyler Patrick WR The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands
HT: 5-11 WT: 171
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas State
Winston Dimel FB Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan
HT: 6-1 WT: 217
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oklahoma State
Lem Galeai OG Euless, Texas/Trinity
HT: 6-5 WT: 305
Positional Rank: #48 OG
Stars: 3

Ramon Richards ATH San Antonio/Brackenridge
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

James Washington WR Stamford, Texas/Stamford
HT: 5-11 WT: 178
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

TCU
Breylin Mitchell DE Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock
HT: 6-4 WT: 253
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Jaylon Myers CB North Augusta, S.C./Hutchinson CC
HT: 6-1 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Justin Scott OT Woodland Hills, Calif./Pierce College
HT: 6-5 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Ten
Illinois
Geronimo Allison WR Council Bluffs, Ia./Iowa Western CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyree Stone-Davis CB Philadelphia/Pierce College
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyrin Stone-Davis WR Philadelphia/Pierce College
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Indiana
Nick Carovillano DE Cincinnati/St. Xavier
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #52 DE
Stars: 3

Jermane Conyers DT Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland
HT: 6-2 WT: 281
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa
Ben Niemann OLB Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore
HT: 6-3 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Minnesota
Andrew Stelter DE Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna
HT: 6-4 WT: 247
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Purdue
Drue Tranquill OLB Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll
HT: 6-3 WT: 207
Positional Rank: #76 OLB
Stars: 3

PAC-12
Arizona
Jerod Cody DE Las Vegas/Glendale Community College
HT: 6-2 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Arizona State
Coltin Gerhart QB-DT Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
HT: 6-0 WT: 200
Positional Rank: #37 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Tyler Whiley CB Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral
HT: 6-0 WT: 187
Positional Rank: #10 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#70)

Oregon
Jalen Jelks DE Phoenix/Desert Vista
HT: 6-5 WT: 246
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon State
Glyeb Ewing DE Waukon, Ia./Waukon
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

SEC
Alabama
Christian Miller OLB Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley
HT: 6-4 WT: 212
Positional Rank: #2 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#76)
Under Armour All-American

Dallas Warmack OG Atlanta/Benjamin E. Mays
HT: 6-1 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #19 OG for 2015
Stars: 3
ESPN Jr.300 (#297)

Arkansas
Dwayne Eugene S Metairie, La./Archbishop Rummel
HT: 6-0 WT: 218
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Colton Jackson OT Conway, Ark./Conway
HT: 6-6 WT: 291
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Corey McBride WR Geismar, La./Dutchtown
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Positional Rank: #43 WR
Stars: 4

Torrance Mosley WR Geismar, La./Dutchtown
HT: 5-9 WT: 152
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jovan Pruitt OT Dallas/Bishop Dunne
HT: 6-6 WT: 295
Positional Ranking: #38 OT
Stars: 3

Henre' Toliver CB Metairie, La./Archbishop Rummel
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #36 CB
Stars: 3

Auburn
D'haquille Williams WR Laplace, La./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida
Dontae Angus OG Philadelphia/Martin Luther King
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Rank: #26 OG
Stars: 3

Justus Reed DE Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic
HT: 6-3 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #22 DE
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#262)

Georgia
Lamont Gaillard DT Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest
HT: 6-4 WT: 300
Positional Ranking: #2 DT
Stars: 5
ESPN 300 (#12)
Under Armour All-American

Kentucky
Cory Johnson DT Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College
HT: 6-3 WT: 282
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mississippi State
Keith Holcombe OLB Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: #26 OLB
Stars: 4

Missouri
Sam Bailey OT Lamar, Mo./Lamar
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Lawrence Lee
WR Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech
HT: 5-10 WT: 164
Positional Ranking: #51 WR
Stars: 4

Roderick Winters OLB Arlington, Texas/Bowie
HT: 6-0 WT: 200
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ole Miss
Victor Evans OLB Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-3 WT: 220
Positional Ranking: #47 OLB
Stars: 3

South Carolina
Chauncey Rivers DE Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
HT: 6-2 WT: 232
Positional Rank: #21 DE for 2015
Stars: 4
ESPN Jr.300 (#185)

Tennessee
Dominique Booth WR Indianapolis/Pike
HT: 6-0 WT: 196
Positional Ranking: #23 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#173)

Rashaan Gaulden S Nashville, Tenn./Independence
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Positional Ranking: #58 S
Stars: 3

Kevin Mouhon ILB Norcross, Ga./Norcross
HT: 6-1 WT: 215
Positional Ranking: 12
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#264)

Vanderbilt
Jesse Burkett OT Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail
HT: 6-5 WT: 285
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Grant Haley CB Atlanta/The Lovett School
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #38 CB
Stars: 3

Independents
Army
Max Regan S Leander, Texas/Vandegrift
HT: 6-2 WT: 190

Brigham Young
Michael Shelton CB Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield
HT: 5-8 WT: 170

Conference USA
Florida Atlantic
Brandon Pylar TE-H Orlando, Fla./University
HT: 6-3 WT: 220

Louisiana Tech
Marcus Gaines WR Covington, La./Saint Pauls School
HT: 5-8 WT: 155

Deonte McCrady OG Arlington, Texas/Lamar
HT: 6-5 WT: 290

Marshall
Ryan Bee OT Jeromesville, Ohio/Hillsdale
HT: 6-6 WT: 250

Rice
Martin Nwakamma OLB Leander, Texas/Leander
HT: 6-1 WT: 210

Destri White ATH Mesquite, Texas/Horn
HT: 6-0 WT: 192

Southern Miss
Quade Alexander S Florence, Ala./Florence
HT: 6-0 WT: 175

Jon Michael Edwards DE Montgomery, Ala./Carver
HT: 6-4 WT: 212

Curtis Mikell CB Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield
HT: 5-8 WT: 165

Picasso Nelson CB Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove
HT: 5-10 WT: 174

Tulsa
Tyler Bowling OT Yukon, Okla./Yukon
HT: 6-5 WT: 280
Positional Ranking: #104 OT
Stars: 3

UAB
Aaron Duckworth RB Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf
HT: 5-9 WT: 196

Demarcus Kirk RB Dora, Ala./Dora
HT: 5-10 WT: 175

Collin Lisa WR Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee
HT: 5-10 WT: 177

UTSA
Anthoula Kelly CB Galena Park, Texas/Galena Park
HT: 5-9 WT: 160

Mid-American
Ball State
Roy Denson S Cape Coral, Fla./Ida Baker
HT: 6-1 WT: 180

Bowling Green
Odell Spencer WR Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights
HT: 6-0 WT: 173

Jack Walz III S Lakewood, Ohio/Saint Edward
HT: 5-11 WT: 191

Jared Weyler OT Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
HT: 6-5 WT: 266

Ohio
Derrick Ingram S Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson
HT: 6-2 WT: 193

Joe Lowery OT Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge
HT: 6-6 WT: 283

Western Michigan
Nathan Braster DE Fort Wayne, Ind./South Side
HT: 6-5 WT: 240

Leo Ekwoge RB Olney, Md./Good Counsel
HT: 5-11 WT: 195

Jarvion Franklin RB Tinley Park, Ill./Tinley Park
HT: 6-0 WT: 220

Stephen Louis ATH West Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Lakes
HT: 5-11 WT: 193

Noa Merritt DE Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII
HT: 6-0 WT: 245

Kenneth Rawls WR Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely
HT: 6-2 WT: 180

Mountain West
San Jose State
Charles Wright DE Irvine, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman
HT: 6-3 WT: 193

Sun Belt
Arkansas State

Jarrod Chandler ATH Barton, Ark./Barton
HT: 6-1 WT: 208

Charles Grant S Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite
HT: 5-11 WT: 183

Joshua Liddell S Pine Bluff, Ark./Dollarway
HT: 6-0 WT: 195

Micah Thomas ILB Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge
HT: 6-2 WT: 247

Louisiana-Monroe
Doug Lofton OG Taylorsville, Miss./Taylorsville
HT: 6-4 WT: 298

Texas State
Michael Rios DT Fort Worth, Texas/Amon Carter-Riverdale
HT: 6-3 WT: 280

Western Kentucky
Chaka Diarrassouba S Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
HT: 6-1 WT: 192

Duke scores ESPN 300 QB Pierre

July, 25, 2013
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video Nicodem Pierre (Miami/Coral Reef), the nation's seventh-best dual-threat quarterback, has committed to play for Duke, according to multiple reports. He is now the Blue Devils' highest-rated recruit for 2014.

His list of scholarship offers includes Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Florida International, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Howard, Kansas State, Louisville, Marshall, Mississippi State, Nebraska, South Alabama, South Florida, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Other programs, including Clemson and Miami (Fla.), also recruited the 6-foot-2, 203-pound prospect, who is No. 265 in the ESPN 300.

Pierre displayed impressive athleticism for a quarterback this spring on the Nike combine circuit, posting an electronically-timed 4.82 40-yard dash, 4.50 20-yard shuttle, 34.3-inch vertical, 40-foot power throw and 95.61 SPARQ.

Duke's Class of 2014 now holds 12 commitments.

Bearcats return to Florida for another pledge

July, 24, 2013
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Class of 2014 safety Carter Jacobs (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) committed to Cincinnati on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot, 186-pound prospect also holds scholarship offers from Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Miami-OH and Western Kentucky. Boston College, Louisville, Missouri and Rutgers showed interest.

Jacobs is Cincinnati's fourth verbal from the Sunshine State, and 14th overall, during this recruiting cycle. The Bearcats signed eight players from Florida this past February.

It's Pitt for three-star Phillipie Motley

July, 21, 2013
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Rising senior athlete Phillipie Motley (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) is on board with the Pittsburgh Panthers, according to multiple reports.

The three-star prospect holds scholarship offers from several Mid-American Conference schools including Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.

Conference USA member Marshall, formerly in the MAC, also offered. BCS programs Boston College and West Virginia showed interest in the 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect.

He's commitment No. 16 for Pittsburgh.

Hoosiers nab Peach State DL Cpnyers

July, 20, 2013
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Rising senior Jermane Conyers (Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland) committed Friday to play in the Big Ten for Indiana, according to multiple reports.

Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern, Marshall and Western Kentucky also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-2, 281-pound defensive tackle.

IU defensive line coach Jon Fabris led the Hoosiers' pursuit of Conyers.

Indiana, which also recently picked up three-star defensive end Nick Carovillano (Cincinnati/St. Xavier), now has 10 verbals.

Gamecocks land CB with NFL bloodlines

July, 12, 2013
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Three-star Al Harris (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), the son of former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback by the same name, has committed to play for South Carolina, according to multiple reports.

Harris, a 5-foot-11, 158-pound corner, selected the Gamecocks over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida International, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Marshall, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Tulane, UCLA and Wisconsin. Florida, Florida State, LSU and Miami (Fla.) expressed early interest.

South Carolina now holds 10 verbals in its 2014 class. The Gamecocks have another corner, ESPN 300 prospect Welsey Green (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), on board for this cycle.

Wade Freebeck says yes to Pitt

July, 1, 2013
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The Pittsburgh Panthers scored a commitment Sunday from four-star quarterback Wade Freebeck (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), according to multiple reports.

Akron, Florida, Marshall, Samford and South Florida also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4, 180-pound pocket passer. Alabama, Arkansas and North Carolina showed interest.

"No matter how much you learn, you really don't know until you visit," Freebeck, who made a trip to campus last week, told the Sun Sentinel. "The city, the coaching staff -- I was feeling good. I'm confident in my decision."

The Panthers have 13 pledges for 2014. Freebeck is their highest-rated commitment.

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