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Tuesday, November 4
Gators land top RB from Alabama

By Bill Hodge

The Florida Gators have pledged Top 150 running back Markus Manson of Tuscaloosa-Hillcrest, Ala., over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan State, Arkansas, South Carolina, Colorado, LSU, Clemson and Mississippi State, among many others.

Offensive lineman Ramon Foster of Henning-Ripley, Tenn., has chosen Tennessee over Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisville. Among others were Michigan State, Memphis, Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State.

North Carolina State picked up a pledge from defensive lineman Gerard Miller of Vanceboro-West Craven, NC., over Florida State. Among many others were Clemson, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Georgia Tech pledged quarterback Taylor Bennett of Ballwin-Lafayette, Mo., over Boise State.

Kansas pledged quarterback/receiver Marcus Herford of Cedar Hill, Tex., over offers from Iowa State and Houston; and offensive lineman Ryan Cantrell of Sugar Land-Clements, Tex., over interest from Houston and UTEP.

Houston pledged receiver Sylvester Walker of Cedar Hill, Tex.

Defensive lineman Lance Latkiewicz of Allen Park, Mich., pledged to Bowling Green over Toledo and Western Michigan.

Toledo gained a commitment from receiver Trumaine Smith of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

Defensive back Vince Hicks of Southfield, Mich., committed to Central Michigan.

Tight end Dave DiFranco of Grafton-Midview, Ohio, picked Miami-Ohio over Bowling Green, Toledo, Akron and Ohio.

Stanford has a commitment from running back Ray Jones of Gahanna-Columbus Academy, Ohio, over Boston College, among others.

San Diego State has a pledge from linebacker Andrew Schantz of Canyon Country-Canyon, Cal.

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

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2700 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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