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Monday, June 17
Updated: June 18, 10:37 AM ET
Longhorns add in-state defensive pledges

By Bill Hodge

The Texas Longhorns have pledged defensive lineman Bruce Davis of League City-Clear Creek, Texas, over Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State and UCLA; and defensive back Erick Jackson of Duncanville, Texas, over offers from Boston College, Florida, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

The Longhorns recently gained linebacker Scott Derry of Pearland, Texas, and defensive lineman Thomas Marshall of Dallas-Bishop Dunne, Texas.

Texas A&M has commitments from defensive backs John Kelly and Melvin Bullitt, both from Garland-Naaman Forest, Texas.

Virginia pledged defensive back Robbie Catterton of Virginia Beach-Kellam, Va., over offers from Wake Forest and East Carolina.

The Oregon Ducks pledged defensive back A.J. Tuitele of Wilmington-Banning, Calif., over Arizona, Arizona State, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and Washington.

Offensive lineman Kevin Gage of Downers Grove-South, Ill., committed to Illinois over Purdue.

Rutgers committed linebacker Rashawn Ricks of Paterson-Paterson Catholic, N.J.

Defensive lineman Danny Kaye of New Berlin-Eisenhower, Wis., committed to the Wisconsin Badgers over offers from Iowa, Purdue, Northwestern, Michigan and Minnesota.

Texas Tech pledged quarterback Phillip Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, over offers from Oklahoma State and New Mexico.

Miami (Fla.) has a commitment from tight end Willie Roberts of Miami-Southridge, Fla./Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Okla., who signed with the Canes in Class 2000, but did not qualify. He was considered a Top 150 prospect as a prep.

The California Bears pledged receiver Sam DeSa of Danville-Monte Vista, Calif., who caught 65 passes for 1,210 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior.

Class 2003:
Seach the early list of over 2425 Prospects/Commitments/By Conference. Players will be added and updated daily.

Class 2003 Top 150:
Quarterbacks and offensive linemen lead the early list of Top 150 Prospects. Eighteen Top 150 prospects have already committed (List).

"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.

Football Commitments/Signings
FANSonly: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2003: Database/Commitments/Conference.
Class 2002: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Class Rankings.
Class 2001: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Class Rankings.
Class 2000: Database/Top Prospects/Class Rankings.
Class 1999: Database/Top Prospects/Class Rankings.
Class 1998: Database.
Class 1997: Database.


Top News:
Class 2004 guard JamesOn Curry of Mebane-Eastern Alamance, N.C., pledged to North Carolina. Curry averaged 33.1 points as a sophomore.

Outstanding guard Antonio Lawrence of Jacksonville-Wolfson/Jackson, Fla./Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial, Calif., signed with San Jose State.

Guard/forward Greg Johnson of Phenix City-Central, Ala./Southern Union State CC, Ala./Chattahoochee Valley CC, Ala., signed with Southern Mississippi. He was released by Mississippi due to a new SEC ruling on attending one junior college for three straight semesters.

Class 2002 guard Ori Ichaki of Hertzlia, Israel, who played on the national team, has committed to Clemson over interest from Providence, Missouri, Pittsburgh and USC.

Class 2004 guard Michael Flowers of Madison-LaFollette, Wis., has committed to Wisconsin.

Top Available Players:
Top 100 forward Marcus White of Chicago-Whitney Young, Ill., has decommitted from DePaul. Sophomore forward J.C. Mathis of Brooklyn-John F. Kennedy, N.Y., will transfer from Virginia. Sophomore guard Wesley Stokes of Long Beach-Poly, Calif., is transferring from Missouri. Starting sophomore forward Odartey Blankson of Country Club Hills-Hillcrest, Ill., is transferring from Marquette. Center Larry Turner of Milledgeville-Baldwin, Ga./Bridgton Academy, Maine, who signed with Georgia, was not admitted to the school. Turner, who was approved by the NCAA, is now considering Alabama, UConn, Oklahoma, Indiana and Ohio State.

Class 2003:
Search the early list of over 440 Prospects/Commitments. Players will be added and updated daily.

Class 2003 Top 100:
Forward/guard LeBron James leads the early list of Top 100 Prospects. Twenty-one Top 100 prospects have already committed (List).

Class 2002:
Duke-bound J.J. Redick led the East past West, 138-107, in the 2002 McDonald's All American Game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Stories/Rosters for 2002, 2001, 2000).

Sixteen of the top men's basketball players 18-years-old or younger have been named finalists for 2002 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team (Story).

Class 2002 Top 25 Classes:
Duke led the Top 25 Classes.

Class 2002 Top 100:
Ninety-five prospects verballed or signed from the Class 2002 Top 100 List. Uncommitted Top 100 prospects (5): Forward Leonard Cooke of Old Tappan-Northern Valley Regional, N.J. (NBA); center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla. (NBA); forward/center DeAngelo Collins of Inglewood, Calif. (NBA), forward Marcus White of Chicago-Whitney Young, Ill. (decommitted from DePaul); and center Sani Ibrahim of Oak Hill Academy, Va. (Junior College). Committed Top 100 prospects not signed (1): Forward Marquis Kately of San Francisco-Riordan, Calif. (California/not qualified/will attend prep school).

NBA 2002 Draft:
Five high school/prep school prospects have chosen to enter the draft: Forward Brandon Roy of Seattle-Garfield, Wash., who signed with Washington; forward Leonard Cooke of Old Tappan-Northern Valley Regional, N.J.; center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla.; forward/center DeAngelo Collins of Inglewood, Calif; and center Giedrius Rinkevicius of Lithuania/Bridgton Academy, Maine, who signed with Missouri, but did not qualify.

Eight junior college players opted for the draft: Forward Rodney Bias of Shelton State CC, Ala., once signed with Alabama; guard Cordell Billups of Pierce CC, Wash.; forward/center Lee Benson of Brown Mackie CC, Kan.; center Rashid Hardwick of Eastern Oklahoma State CC, Okla.; Kei Madison of Okaloosa-Walton CC, Fla., once linked to Indiana, Alabama and Mississippi State; guard Eddie Shelby of Dixie College, Utah; forward Omar Weaver of Riverside CC, Calif., once signed with Missouri and later committed to Fresno State; and Qyntel Woods of Northeast Mississippi CC, Miss., once signed with Memphis.

Last season, six high school players declared for the draft, with Kwame Brown, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry and DeSagana Diop being taken among the first eight picks. The 2002 draft will be held on June 26 and players without agents have until June 19 to withdraw. Stoudemire may be a late lottery pick, while Cooke and Collins are probable second-round choices. Roy and Rinkevicius are not expected to be drafted. Junior college prospects Woods and Benson may go in the first round.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
FANSonly: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100.
Class 2002 Men: Database/Top 100/Class Rankings/ Women: Database.
Class 2001 Men: Database/Top 100/Class Rankings/Women: Database.
Class 2000 Men: Database/Top 100/Class Rankings/Women: Database.
Class 1999 Men: Database/Women: Database.
Class 1998 Men: Database/ Class Rankings/Women: Database.

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.

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