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Wednesday, October 29
Updated: October 30, 10:16 AM ET
Nation's top center selects USC

By Bill Hodge

The nation's top offensive lineman, Jeff Byers of Loveland, Colo., has chosen the Southern California Trojans over Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and UCLA, among many others. ESPN Chat with Byers on his decision.

Nebraska has pledged tight end/linebacker/defensive lineman Clayton Sievers of Elkhorn, Neb., over Iowa, Colorado State and Wyoming. The Huskers recently gained offensive lineman Mike Huff of Ralston, Neb. Iowa State, Colorado State and Kansas showed interest.

Oklahoma State has a commitment from tight end Brandon Pettigrew of Tyler-Lee, Tex.

Virginia Tech has pledged defensive lineman Brandon Holland of Roanoke-Northside, Va., over Clemson, West Virginia and Maryland.

Mississippi added offensive lineman Lance Lee of Oxford, Miss., over Mississippi State.

Northwestern pledged running back Akeem Hunter of Chicago-Leo, Ill. The Wildcats recently gained tight end Ben Rinker of Barrington, Ill.

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

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2690 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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