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Houston WR chooses the Longhorns

By Bill Hodge

The Texas Longhorns have their 17th Class 2004 commitment in receiver Chris Ogbonnaya of Houston-Strake Jesuit, Tex., over offers from Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan, Stanford, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Northwestern, Syracuse, UCLA and Kansas, among others.

Penn State has its 10th Class 2004 commitment in running back Dan Lawlor of Mechanicsburg-Cumberland Valley, Pa., over offers from Iowa, Maryland, Vanderbilt, UConn and Indiana. The Nittany Lions recently gained defensive lineman/tight end Mike Lucian of Frederick-Linganore, Md., over offers from Georgia Tech and Maryland.

Nebraska has pledged two Class 2004 prospects in defensive lineman Ty Steinkuhler of Lincoln, Neb., and quarterback Allan Evridge of Papillion/Papillion-LaVista, Neb.

Maryland pledged Class 2004 defensive back Christian Varner of Randallstown, Md.

Sophomore defensive back Shannon Benton of Babson Park-Frostproof, Fla., is transfering from Tennessee to BYU.

Oklahoma State has a pledge from Class 2004 defensive lineman Nathan Peterson of Tulsa-Union, Okla., over offers from Oklahoma, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, Nebraska, Tennessee and Texas A&M, among others. The Cowboys recently gained defensive back Stephen James of Houston-North Shore, Tex.

Class 2004 linebacker/defensive lineman Dwayne Holmes of Detroit-Henry Ford, Mich., has decommitted from Purdue. He is now considering the Boilermakers, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Colorado, Indiana and Illinois.

Class 2004 defensive lineman Craig Bokor of Aliquippa-Hopewell, Pa., has recommitted to Pittsburgh. Defensive back Alphonso Smith of Pahokee, Fla., recently committed to the Panthers over offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, East Carolina and West Virginia.

Class 2004 Football

Search the early lists of Class 2004 for over 2200 Prospects/Commitments/Top 150 Prospects/Conferences.
Defense: linemen, linebackers and backs.
Offense: linemen, receivers, tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks.

Check out the early lists:
Top 150 Quarterbacks and additional Super Prospect Quarterbacks.
Top 150 Running Backs and additional Super Prospect Running Backs.
Top 150 Receivers and additional Super Prospect Receivers.
Top 150 Tight Ends and additional Super Prospect Tight Ends.
Top 150 Offensive Linemen and additional Super Prospect Offensive Linemen.
Top 150 Defensive Linemen and additional Super Prospect Defensive Linemen.
Top 150 Linebackers and additional Super Prospect Linebackers.
Top 150 Defensive Backs and additional Super Prospect Defensive Backs.

Search Verbals/Conferences: Texas leads with 17.
N.D./Big Ten: ND, Ill, Ind, Iowa, Mich, Mich St, Minn, NW, Ohio St, Penn St, Purdue, Wis.

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

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

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

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

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

"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 Signing Day: Feb. 4.

Class 2003 Football

Check 2600 signings: Prospects/Top 150 Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools By Conference.

LSU, Florida and Southern California led the Final 2003 Top Classes. Other outstanding classes included Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Miami-Florida, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina State, Texas A&M, Tennessee and South Carolina.

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

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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