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Wednesday, December 31
WR Leggett selects Gators over Hurricanes

By Bill Hodge

The Florida Gators have pledged Top 150 receiver Lance Leggett of Arlington-Grace Prep, Tex., over Miami-Florida. Among others were Oklahoma, Purdue and Texas A&M. The Gators recently gained defensive lineman Brandon Daniel of Pompano Beach-Ely, Fla., over North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Kansas State and Virginia Tech.

Quarterback Taylor Bennett of Ballwin-Lafayette, Mo., who committed/decommitted from both Georgia Tech and Boise State, has signed with Georgia Tech.

Defensive lineman Justin Johnson of CC of San Francisco, Cal., has committed to California.

Minnesota has pledged defensive back Hussain Shakir of Camden-Woodrow Wilson, NJ., over Rutgers and Tulane.

Defensive lineman Kenny Love of Pennington-The Pennington School, NJ., picked Indiana over Clemson, Michigan State and Pittsburgh.

BYU has pledged receiver Joe Griffin of Grossmont CC, Cal. The Cougars recently signed junior college receivers Todd Watkins of LaMesa-Helix, Cal/Grossmont CC, Cal; and Riley Weber of Glendale CC, Ariz. BYU also gained a verbal from defensive back Greg Lovely of San Jose-Gunderson, Cal/Foothill CC, Cal.

San Diego State has a commitment from receiver Marcus Montgomery of Oceanside, Cal., over San Jose State, Arizona and Oregon State. The Aztecs recently gained linebacker Russell Allen of Vista, Cal., who was named San Diego County Defensive Player of the Year. He also considered Arizona, Colorado State and Wyoming.

Defensive back Robert Herbert of Compton CC, Cal., picked Colorado State. The Rams recently gained running back Tramell McGill of Chandler-Hamilton, Ariz; and tight end/defensive lineman Kory Sperry of Pueblo-Pueblo County, Colo.

Defensive lineman Brian Soi of Provo-Tempview, Utah/Hargrave MA, Va., who picked BYU as a prep, is headed to Utah State.

Defensive lineman John Najm of Fremont, Cal/Laney CC, Cal., is the fifth junior college prospect to sign with Arkansas State.

*LSU leads the 2004 Top Recruiting Classes. Other top programs making an early charge are Southern California, Texas, Miami-Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia and Maryland.

*Search the early list of over 3200 Prospects, Commitments and Signings for your favorite Schools and Conferences. Football Signing Periods: Midyear JC/Prep Transfers (Dec. 17-Jan. 15) and Regular (Feb. 4-Apr. 1).

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

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* Seach the early list of over 3200 Prospects.
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* Lists of Top 150 Prospects/Super Prospects:
Top 150: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB.
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Football Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2005: Database
Class 2004: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Early Top Classes.

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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