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Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma nab top commits

By Bill Hodge

One of the nation's top linebackers, Kyle Williams of Bolingbrook, Ill., has committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes and coach Kirk Ferentz over 40 other offers, including Miami-Florida, Oregon, Purdue, Southern California, Ohio State, Kansas State, UCLA, Nebraska and Oklahoma, among others. The Hawks recently gained receiver/defensive back Andy Brodell of Ankeny, Ia., over offers from Pittsburgh and Iowa State.

Touted double-sport standout Marcus Monk of Lepanto-East Poinsett County, Ark., has accepted a football scholarship at Arkansas and will also play basketball. Monk, a receiver/forward, was also considering Boston College, Mississippi, Stanford, Penn State and Arkansas State, among many others. He averaged 25.8 points and 15.7 rebounds as a junior in basketball, and had 52 receptions for 1104 yards and 19 touchdowns in football.

The Oklahoma Sooners have a commitment from outstanding receiver Quentin Chaney of Tulsa-Booker T. Washington, Okla., over Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Southern California, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Colorado and Missouri, among others.

Offensive lineman Gurminder Thind of Mississauga, Ont., has accepted a verbal offer to play for South Carolina.

The Arizona Wildcats have a commitment from offensive lineman Daniel Espinoza of Los Alamitos, Cal.

Duke has pledged linebacker Zach Smith of Buford, Ga.

Colorado State has a commitment from running back Michael Myers of Riverside-King, Cal.

UConn has a commitment from defensive back Tyvon Branch of Cicero/Cicero-North Syracuse, NY.

Check out the updated lists of Top 150 Prospects and Super Prospects. Where are the top Class 2004 linebackers headed? List.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2600 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: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
Super Prospects: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.

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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