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Wednesday, July 23
Highly regarded backs select FSU, Pitt

By Bill Hodge

Class 2004 running back Jamaal Edwards, a Top 150 prospect from Greensboro-Dudley, NC., has committed to Florida State over North Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Miami-Florida, Virginia and Tennessee, among many others. He rushed for 2387 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior.

Top 150 running back/defensive back Andrew Johnson, a Class 2004 prospect from Pittsburgh-North Hills, Pa., has chosen Pittsburgh over Ohio State. Among other offers were Iowa, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and UCLA.

The LSU Tigers have pledged Class 2004 defensive lineman Claude Wroten of Bastrop, La/Mississippi Delta CC, Miss., over Florida State, Florida, Miami-Florida, Tennessee, Texaa A&M and Mississippi State, among many others.

Kentucky pledged Class 2004 linebacker/defensive lineman Tedd Bullock of Lucasville-Valley, Ohio.

Maryland pledged Class 2004 defensive back Richard Taylor of Clifton-Centreville, Md., over Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh, among others.

West Virginia pledged Class 2004 defensive back Billy Relford of Massillon, Ohio, over interest from Pittsburgh, Indiana, Cincinnati and Toledo.

Class 2004 Football

Search the early lists of Class 2004 for over 2400 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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