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Top QB prospect Barnes selects Georgia

By Bill Hodge

The Georgia Bulldogs have a commitment from Class 2004 quarterback Blake Barnes, a Top 150 prospect from Baldwyn, Miss., over offers from Michigan, Auburn, Mississippi and Mississippi State. He passed for 2438 yards and 37 touchdowns as a junior.

Georgia, whose four commitments are all Top 150 prospects, recently gained outstanding running back Thomas Brown of Tucker, Ga., over Auburn, Maryland, FSU, LSU, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Arkansas, Arizona State, North Carolina, Penn State and Virginia, among many others.

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Big Ten Verbal List
Purdue pledged Class 2004 linebacker Luis Vasquez of Gales Ferry-Ledyard, Conn.

Indiana has a commitment from Class 2004 defensive back Brandon Alexander of Warren-Howland, Ohio.

Northwestern pledged Class 2004 receiver Ross Lane of Fort Myers-Bishop Verot, Fla.

Big 12 Verbal List
Baylor added Class 2003 quarterback Austin Adams of Henderson, Tex., who had been considering playing baseball at TCU.

SEC Verbal List
Auburn pledged Class 2004 defensive back Darius McClure of Adamsville-Minor, Ala. The Tigers recently gained receiver James Swinton of Tucker, Ga., over interest from Georgia, South Carolina, Louisville, Cincinnati and Marshall.

Mississippi State has a Class 2004 commitment from offensive/defensive lineman Brandon Nix of Harpersville-Coosa Valley Academy, Ala. The Bulldogs recently gained defensive back Fred Akines of Clarksdale, Miss.

Kentucky added Class 2003 running back Joe Razzano of Milford, Ohio, who had signed with Virginia Tech, but was released.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2490 Prospects.
* Search the database to find Commitments for your favorite Schools and Conferences.
*Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).
* Check out the database for prospects in your Home State
* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
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 OL.
Top 150 Defensive Linemen and additional Super Prospect DL.
Top 150 Linebackers and additional Super Prospect Linebackers.
Top 150 Defensive Backs and additional Super Prospect Defensive Backs.

Class 2003 Football Database
* Check lists: Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools and Conferences.
* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects/Top 150 JC Prospects.
*LSU, Florida and Southern California led the Final 2003 Top Classes.

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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