Kerry Murphy and Josh Chapman, defensive tackle teammates from Hoover, Ala.,
announced their final decisions today at school as the two committed to Alabama.
Murphy reaffirmed a commitment he made to the Tide last month, but took an
official visit to Miami earlier in the month. Chapman originally committed to
Auburn and switched his commitment after an official visit to Tuscaloosa two
Noel Devine, one of nation's most well-known recruit thanks to his unbelievable
highlight film, decided he will take his talent to West Virginia. The 5-foot-8,
170-pound U.S. Army All-American from North Fort Myers, Fla. took his first and
only official visit last weekend to Morgantown.
Tomorrow should put an end to the rumors of where four star cornerback
DeMarcus Van Dyke will end up, but according to his head coach there may be a
team to beat. "DeMarcus Van Dyke as far as I know is going to Miami,"
said Joe Zacheo, head coach at Monsignor Pace. The signing announcement will
take place at noon at the school.
Christian Tupou, the highest ranked defensive lineman on the board in
California, announced that he will stay in state. The three-star tackle from
Grant High School in Sacramento chose USC over Fresno State, BYU and Arizona State.
Adam Tello, a 6-4, 295-pound guard from Norco, Calif., has finally settled on
a school, choosing Arizona State today over Louisville. Tello had originally
committed to Colorado in the late Summer, but almost immediately after his
commitment, began to explore other options. A three-star prospect, Tello is
ranked the No. 6 guard in California.
Tello's fellow lineman at Norco, Garth Gerhart also made a decision to
decommit from Colorado. The top center in California and a three-star prospect
himself, Gerhart had committed to the Buffs in the summer but took other trips
and listed himself as a soft verbal to Colorado with Arizona State in the mix.
He decided late Tuesday to stick with Tello, and he will sign with Arizona State
on Wednesday. It also gives him a chance to play against his older brother Toby,
a running back at Stanford.
Colorado did receive some good news on Tuesday when three-star receiver Josh Smith from Moorpark, Calif., and Anthony Wright, a three-star safety from
Compton, Calif., firmed up their commitments to the Buffs. Smith committed to
Colorado in December but UCLA made a late push. Wright was reconsidering his
decision when Arizona State brought him in for a visit, but he decided to stick
with the Buffs as well.
Joseph Easter, a two-star fullback from St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif.,
has reneged on his commitment to Washington State and will sign with Nevada on
Gerald Parker, a mammoth 6-7, 285-pound tackle from Compton College, Calif.,
decommitted from Louisville, citing the Cardinals coaching change and has
committed to play at Oregon State.
Terrance Toliver (6-4.5, 195) gave his commitment to LSU on Tuesday. It was
expected that he would wait until Wednesday to announce, but the nation's top
wide receiver gave his commitment to the Tigers on Tuesday instead.
The Arkansas Razorbacks picked up a big commitment in defensive tackle Kareem Crowell from Hargrave Military Academy. He was previously committed to
Louisville, but when Bobby Petrino left to take the Atlanta Falcons job, Crowell
began looking around and found a home at Arkansas.
The Oklahoma Sooners stole San Antonio running back/linebacker Travis Lewis
(6-2,225) from Big 12 rival Nebraska at the 11th hour. Lewis had been committed
to the Huskers since November, but decided to pull the old switcheroo and play a
little closer to home.
Despite rumors to the contrary a pair of Florida natives both reaffirmed
their commitments to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday. Immokalee High
linebacker Brian Rolle and Seabreeze High cornerback James Scott both informed
Scout.com that they would indeed be signing letters of intent with the Buckeyes
Pittsburgh landed a pledge on Tuesday from Bishop McCort defensive tackle
Wayne Jones. The 6-4, 320-pound, Johnstown, Pa., native will grayshirt and play
for the Panthers beginning in January of 2008. There is a chance that Jones
could end up as a member of this class if the Panthers do not land Florida
defensive end Jabaal Sheard.
Hargrave Military Academy linebacker Almondo Sewell was thought to have
committed to Temple. Turns out that Akron had also been told that Sewell was
coming to play for the Zips. Now both schools will have to wait until Wednesday
to find out where the three-star linebacker decides to go to school. Sewell
originally signed with Virginia last year, but instead enrolled at the Chatham,
Va., prep school.
Scout.com has learned that the on again, off again commitment of C.J. Peake
is now off again. Peake had committed to Wisconsin, then changed his mind and
pledged his services to Louisville. Now the Dayton, Ohio safety will announce
his intentions at a 10:00 A.M. press conference at Trotwood-Madison High on