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QB Chad Henne selects Michigan over Penn State

By Bill Hodge

One of the most highly sought quarterbacks in the class of 2004, Top 150 prospect Chad Henne of West Lawn-Wilson, Pa., has chosen Michigan over Penn State. Henne, who also considered Miami-Florida, Georgia and Tennessee among nearly 40 offers, passed for 2093 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior.

Class 2004 Top 150 quarterback Robbie Reid of Galena Park-North Shore, Tex., has committed to Oklahoma State over Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas State, Ohio State, Syracuse and Tennessee, among many others.

Class 2004 defensive lineman Dane Randolph of Columbia-Wilde Lake, Md., has committed to Maryland over Virginia and Penn State. The Terps recently gained linebacker/quarterback Erin Henderson of Aberdeen, Md., over Virginia. Purdue and North Carolina were also involved.

The Oregon State Beavers pledged Class 2004 defensive back/receiver/running back T.R. Smith of Portland-Jefferson, Ore. The Beavers recently gained running back/linebacker Mike Jones of Portland-Jesuit, Ore; quarterback Michael Perri of Covina-Charter Oak, Cal., and receiver Zach Tarver of Portland-Jesuit, Ore.

Washington State has Class 2004 commitments from defensive back/receiver Michael Willis of Tacoma-Lincoln, Wash., and defensive lineman/tight end Jacob McKinney of Puyallup, Wash. The Cougars recently gained linebacker Bryan Baird of Vancouver-Columbia River, Wash.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2500 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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