Football Recruiting Roundup
Mullen (Colo.) offensive lineman Jesse White made big waves in recruiting circles when he decided to withdraw his commitment from UCLA in mid-September. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, White backed out of his commitment with the Bruins because "the school doesn't have the undergraduate business program he is looking for."
It didn't take long for White to last on the market, though, as he committed to Oklahoma last weekend. The 6-foot-3, 294-pounder is rated the No. 15 offensive lineman and the No. 85 overall recruit in the country by SchoolSports.com. He has helped pave the way for a Mullen rushing attack that has gained 1,013 yards through five games this season, including 749 rushing yards by senior running back Maurice Greer.
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The University of Virginia has received pledges from some of the nation's top recruits this year, and St. Peter's Prep (N.J.) running back Rashawn Jackson continued that trend when he committed to the Cavaliers last weekend.
The 6-foot-2, 260-pound bruising back picked Virginia over Tennessee, Florida, Nebraska and Rutgers. Jackson was named the Hudson County Offensive Player of the Year last fall after rushing for 938 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Virginia's other early commitments include Plainfield (N.J.) offensive lineman Eugene Monroe, who is rated the No. 1 offensive lineman and the No. 6 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com, as well as Jackson's teammate, defensive back Mike Brown. …
Arizona State has started the season 5-0 and is ranked No. 22 in the nation in this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Apparently, the Sun Devils' hot start to the season has paid dividends in recruiting considering they recently picked up a pledge from Peoria (Ariz.) running back Keegan Herring, one of the top backs in the state. The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder rushed for 1,722 yards and 22 touchdowns on 182 carries last fall.