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Thursday, October 23
Highly-touted RB selects Virginia Tech

By Bill Hodge

One of the nation's top running back prospects, George Bell of Fayetteville-Jack Britt, NC., has committed to Virginia Tech over North Carolina State, Michigan and North Carolina, among many others.

Miami-Florida has a pledge from touted offensive lineman Tyrone Byrd of Ft. Bend-Hightower, Tex., over interest from Colorado, Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and UCLA, among many others.

Kentucky has added a pledge from highly-recruited running back Rafael Little of Anderson-Hanna, SC., over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Baylor pledged running back Jacoby Jones of Bangs, Tex., over interest from Kansas, Purdue, Texas A&M, TCU and Oklahoma State.

The Indiana Hoosiers have gained linebacker Paul Szczesny of Niles-Notre Dame, Ill/Pima CC, Ariz., who had earlier decommitted from IU; and defensive lineman Kyle Thomas of Bloomington-North, Ind.

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

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2650 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.

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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