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Thursday, October 10
Center Jordy Lipsey commits to Virginia

By Bill Hodge

Considered the nation's top center prospect, offensive lineman Jordy Lipsey of Altamonte Springs-Lake Brantley, Fla., has chosen Virginia over Miami-Florida. Among many others were Stanford, Florida State, Florida and Tennessee.

Virginia Tech has a soft commitment from defensive lineman Carlton Powell of Chesapeake-Great Bridge, Va., over interest from Virginia, East Carolina, Maryland and North Carolina.

Arkansas has withdrawn its offer to 345-pound offensive lineman Kharylake Martin of Dayton, Tex. He is now considering LSU, SMU, Tennessee and Texas A&M, among others.

The Wisconsin Badgers pledged receiver/defensive back Ernest Mason of Fort Worth-Dunbar, Tex., over Oklahoma, Arkansas, LSU, Iowa, Texas Tech, Kansas and Vanderbilt, among others. Mason has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.3 seconds. He has run the 100 meters in 10.2 and 200 in 20.9.

Receiver Seth Fogerty of Morgantown, WVa., committed to UConn over Penn State, UCLA, West Virginia and Marshall. He caught 74 passes for 1094 yards as a junior.

Class 2003:
*Seach the list of Prospects/Commitments/By Conference.
*Post-Summer list of Top 150 Prospects/Commitments .
*Top 150 Prospects by Position: QB/RB/WR/TE/OL/DL/LB/DB.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Check out the Early Top 150 JC Prospects.
*Top 150 JC Prospects by Position: QB/RB/WR/TE/OL/DL/LB/DB.
*Football Signing Periods: Early: (midyear JC transfers) Dec. 18-Jan 15; Regular: Feb. 5-Apr. 1.

N.D./Big Ten Verbals: ND, Ill, Ind, Iowa, Mich, Mich St, Minn, NW, Ohio St, Penn St, Purdue, Wis.

Big 12 Verbals: Baylor, Colo, Iowa St, Kan, Kan St, Mo, Neb, Okla, Okla St, Tex, Tex A&M, Tex Tech.

SEC Verbals: Ala, Ark, Aub, Fla, Ga, Kty, LSU, Miss, Miss St, SoCarol, Tenn, Van.

ACC Verbals: FSU, NC State, Md, GT, Clemson, Va, NC, WF, Duke.

Big East Verbals: Miami, VT, BC, Syr, Pitt, WVa, Temple, Rutgers.

Pac-10 Verbals: Arizona, ASU, Cal, Oregon, Ore State, Stan, USC, UCLA, Wash, Wash State.

Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004: Database.
Class 2003: Database/Top Prospects/Conference.
Class 2002: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.

Class 2001: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2000: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1999: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1998: Database.
Class 1997: Database.


Top News:
Richmond gained a commitment from outstanding guard Daon Merritt of Queens/Bronx-St. Raymond's, NY., over Pittsburgh and Providence.

Guard Wesley Washington of Santa Ana-Mater Dei, Cal., who originally committed to California, has given a tenative verbal to the Minnesota Gophers.

Forward Dan Fitzgerald of Mendota Heights-St. Thomas Academy, Minn., has committed to Tulane over interest from Boston College, Bowling Green, Rice, Stanford, West Virginia, Marquette, Minnesota and Notre Dame.

Louisville leads the Early Top Classes.

More Basketball News:
Bowling Green pledged guard/forward Reggie Harwell of East Cleveland-Shaw, Ohio, over Marshall. The Falcons recently gained center Matt Lefeld of Coldwater, Ohio, over Air Force, Drake, Buffalo, Evansville, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Bucknell.

Oregon State pledged forward Jeff Williams of Portland-Roosevelt, Ore.

Akron pledged forward Jeremiah Woods of Akron/Central-Hower, Ohio.

Ohio has commitments from guard Whitney Davis of Ann Arbor-Pioneer, Mich., and center/forward Eric Clemons of Cincinnati-Mariemont/Reading.

Furman pledged guard Eric Webb of Grand Rapids, Minn.

UC-Riverside gained a commitment from guard Larry Cunningham of Downey, Cal.

Detroit has a verbal from guard Zach Everingham of Grosse Ile, Mich.

American gained a commitment from guard Linas Lekavicius of Lithuania/Charlottesville-The Miller School, Va.

Class 2003:
*Search the list of Prospects/Commitments.
*Post-Summer list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
*Top 100 Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Check out the Early Top Classes.
*Check out the Early Top 100 JC Prospects.
*Early Top 100 JC Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*Basketball Signing Periods: Early: Nov. 13-20; Regular: Apr. 16-May 15.

Class 2004:
Search the early list of Junior Prospects/Commitments.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004 Men: Database.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Women: Database.
Class 2002 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/ Women: Database.
Class 2001 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 2000 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 1999 Men: Database/Women: Database.
Class 1998 Men: Database/ Top Classes/Women: Database.
*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2002, 2001, 2000
*USA Men's Junior National Team.
*The NBA selected only one high school and a single junior college prospect during the 2002 draft: Center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla., was taken 9th in the first round by Phoenix, while Portland took forward Qyntel Woods of Northeast Mississippi CC, Miss., at No. 21 in the first round. The NBA passed on three other high school/prep school prospects and seven JC players (List).

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.