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Texas Tech, Arizona State grab JUCO's

By Bill Hodge

Texas Tech's huge 52-21 home victory over Iowa State has helped the Red Raiders gain five junior college commitments, including the nation's top quarterback prospect in Robert Johnson of Americus, Ga/Reedley CC, Cal. Johnson picked the Red Raiders over 30 other offers including Tennessee, Fresno State, Kansas and Kentucky. He signed with West Virginia as a prep. Also headed for Lubbock are defensive lineman Donald Bake of Fresno CC, Cal; linebacker Sylvester Brinkley of Reedley CC, Cal; defensive lineman Charles Glover of Reedley CC, Cal; and defensive lineman Marcus Campbell of Reedley CC, Cal.

Arizona State has added two commitments in touted receiver Delanie Walker of Pomona, Cal/Mt. San Antonio CC, Cal; and defensive lineman Jesse Mahelona of Kailua Kona-Kealakehe, Hawaii/Orange Coast CC, Cal.

Michigan State has a commitment from defensive back/running back Tony Howard of Garfield Heights, Ohio, over Boston College, Maryland, Pittsburgh and South Carolina, among others. The Spartans recently gained athlete Tom Dance of Erie-Cathedral Prep, Pa., over offers from Purdue, Syracuse, Ohio and Buffalo. Iowa also showed interest.

Houston has a commitment from athlete Mark Hafner of Waller, Tex.

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

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2600 Prospects.
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*Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).
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* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
Top 150: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
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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 2005: Database
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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