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Gators land top defensive back

By Bill Hodge

One of the nation's top defensive backs, Kyle Jackson of Neptune Beach-Fletcher, Fla., has chosen the Florida Gators over Alabama, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, LSU and Michigan, among many others. All three of Florida's prep commitments are considered Top 150 prospects.

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

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Touted running back Jacob Hester of Shreveport-Evangel, La., has decommitted from Texas and is considering LSU and Miami-Florida, among others.

The Missouri Tigers have gained defensive back Quincy Butler of San Antonio-Roosevelt, Tex/Tyler CC, Tex., over Tennessee, Texas A&M, TCU, Iowa, Kansas and Syracuse, among others. The Tigers recently added offensive lineman Aaron Saunders of San Antonio-Jay, Tex., over Baylor, Kansas, Colorado and Purdue; and receiver Jerrill Humphrey of Ewing-Highland, Mo., over Iowa and Kansas State.

Defensive back Dwain Crawford of Giddings, Tex., picked Baylor. The Bears recently gained quarterback Dane King of Gonzales, Tex/Blinn CC, Tex., over interest in SMU, Kansas, Hawaii and Louisiana Tech. He passed for 2797 yards and 27 touchdowns during the 2003 season.

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Duke added linebacker/running back Tim Ball of Lewisville-Hebron, Tex., over Tulsa and Tulane; defensive back Evalio Harrell of Tampa-Jesuit, Fla/Mercersburg-Academy, Pa; and offensive lineman Cameron Goldberg of Pomfret-McDonough, Md.

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South Carolina pledged offensive lineman Mike Gilmartin of Estero, Fla., over Clemson, Florida and Eastern Michigan.

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Western Michigan has a pledge from defensive back Brian Bell of Mount Prospect-Prospect, Ill.

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Sophomore quarterback Matt Moore of Valencia/Newhall-Hart, Cal., will transfer from UCLA after starting four games this season. He is considering Tennessee and San Diego State, among others. The Bruins recently gained offensive lineman Scott Glicksberg of San Jose-Leland, Cal.

Washington added a pledge from offensive/defensive lineman Javon O'Connor of Los Angeles-Senior, Cal. The Huskies recently gained defensive back Keauntea Bankhead of Seattle-Ballard, Wash., over Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State.

Stanford added defensive back Wopamo Osaisai of Pinole-Pinole Valley, Cal., and linebacker Pat Maynor of Palm Beach Gardens-Dwyer, Fla.

Mountain West Verbal List
San Diego State pledged offensive lineman Chris Pino of Palomar CC, Cal., over Ohio State, Washington, Utah, Arizona and Arizona State; and receiver/defensive back DeMarco Sampson of Chula Vista-Castle Park, Cal., over San Jose State and Wyoming.

Air Force has a pledge from receiver Mike Moffett of Palatine-Fremd, Ill.

Class 2004 Football Database
* Seach the early list of over 2800 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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