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Another Tuiasosopo headed for Seattle
By Bill Hodge
Top 150 quarterback Matt Tuiasosopo of Woodinville, Wash., has committed to Washington over UCLA, USC, Nebraska, Stanford and Washington State, among others. He is the younger brother of former Husky and current Raider quarterback, Marques Tuiasosopo. The Huskies also gained Jasper Henry of Los Angeles-Dorsey, Cal., plus defensive backs Dashon Goldson of Harbor City-Narbonne, Cal/Coffeyville CC, Kan; and Mesphin Forrester of Venice, Cal.
Rory Nicol, a Top 150 tight end from Beaver-Area, Pa., is headed to Ohio State over Florida, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech. The Buckeyes recently gained linebacker Brandon Smith of Eculid, Ohio, over West Virginia, Cincinnati and UConn.
Michigan has pledged tight end/defensive lineman Mike Massey of Cleveland-St. Ignatius, Ohio, over Ohio State and Boston College, among others; and linebacker Chris Graham of Indianapolis-Warren Central, Ind., over Purdue, Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky, among others.
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Illinois has a pledge from defensive back Charles Bailey of Fort Wayne-Northrop, Ind. The Illini recently gained offensive linemen Ryan McDonald of Holland-West Ottawa, Mich; and Tony Sparkman of Plymouth-Wayzata, Minn.
Tight end Sam Scroggins of St. Louis-McCluer North, Mo., has committed to Minnesota over Georgia Tech, Indiana and Kansas. The Gophers recently added quarterback Andre Sloan El of Philadelphia-Roman Catholic, Pa; quarterback David Wess of Whitehall, Ohio; punter Justin Kucek of Canfield, Ohio; and linebacker Leland Jones of Atlanta-Douglass, Ga.
Defensive back Quincy Butler of San Antonio-Roosevelt, Tex/Tyler CC, Tex., decommitted from Missouri for TCU. Missouri recently added defensive lineman George Lane of Arlington, Tex/College of the Siskiyous, Cal., over Iowa State, California, Baylor, Oregon and San Jose State.
Syracuse has signed offensive lineman Kurt Falke of Blinn CC, Tex. Falke earlier spent two years at Duke. The Orangemen also gained pledges from defensive linemen Nick Santiago of Utica-Proctor, NY; and Mike Sklarosky of Lackawanna CC, Pa.
Virginia Tech pledged receiver Jeremy Gilchrist of Virginia Beach-Landstown, Va., over Colorado and Kent State. The Hokies recently gained defensive lineman Mike Mangold of Merritt Island, Fla., over Florida, Miami-Florida, North Carolina State and Tennessee; running back/defensive back Brandon Ore of Chesapeake-Indian River, Va; and offensive/defensive lineman Ryan Shuman of Fork Union MA, Va.
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Quarterback Taylor Bennett of Ballwin-Lafayette, Mo., decommitted from Georgia Tech for Boise State. The Yellow Jackets recently gained defensive lineman David Brown of Madison-Bob Jones, Ala., over Alabama, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Georgia, among others.
Kentucky has defensive lineman B. Jay Parsons of Irvine-Woodbridge, Cal/Saddleback CC, Cal; and receiver Scott Mitchell of Mt. San Antonio CC, Cal., over Arizona State, Oregon State, Texas A&M and San Diego State. The Wildcats recently pledged athlete Shomari Moore of Camden, NJ; defensive back Jarrell Williams of Cincinnati-Princeton, Ohio, over Illinois and Wisconsin; and defensive lineman Cedric Koger of Okeechobee, Fla/Dodge City CC, Kan.
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Colorado State signed linebacker Chris Davis of Moorpark CC, Cal., over interest from Michigan State, Oregon State, BYU and Hawaii. The Rams recently gained offensive lineman Dan Gury and defensive lineman/athlete Chris Kawulok, both from Louisville-Monarch, Colo.
BYU has signed linebacker Justin Luettgerodt of Foothill CC, Cal. The Cougars pledged defensive back Turmarian Moreland of Los Angeles Valley CC, Cal., over interest from Syracuse, Kansas and Hawaii; and receiver Riley Weber of Glendale CC, Ariz.
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Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to CollegeSports.com's Recruiting Page.