Football Recruiting Roundup

In this week's Football Recruiting Roundup, find out the latest news on <b>Tri-County (Ga.)</b> offensive lineman <b>Charles Jackson</b>, <b>Burns (N.C.)</b> wide receiver <b>Josh Briscoe</b> and more.

Tri-County (Buena Vista, Ga.) senior offensive lineman Charles Jackson is rated the No. 5 offensive lineman and No. 32 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by, and received offers from the likes of Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State and Georgia Tech.

However, the 6-foot-7, 270-pounder decided to commit to Illinois earlier this week. But if you're a Fighting Illini football fan, I wouldn't get too excited because Jackson has committed to play for Bruce Weber and his men's basketball program. Tri-County head basketball coach John McFather told today that Jackson would play only basketball in college.

"Basketball has always been his love," says McFather. "He just wanted to concentrate on one sport at the next level."

More Recruiting News

Tennessee received a commitment earlier this week from Burns (Lawndale, N.C.) senior wide receiver Josh Briscoe. The 6-foot-3, 175-pounder has good speed (4.5 in the 40-yard dash) and hands and gives one the Volunteers one of the sleeper commitments in the Class of 2005.

Briscoe hauled in 44 receptions for 728 yards and seven touchdowns last year after catching 43 passes for 1,139 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore. …

Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.) senior running back Tony Wright committed to Florida earlier this week. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder is rated the No. 14 running back in the Class of 2005 by …

USC received a pledge earlier this week from Edison (Fresno, Calif.) senior defensive back Robert Peele. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is rated the No. 20 defensive back in the Class of 2005 by He picked the Trojans over Cal, Oregon, Arizona, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and Washington State. …

Northeast (Oakland Park, Fla.) senior linebacker Demetri Stewart committed to Miami earlier this week over Oklahoma and Auburn. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder, who is a native of Jamaica, had 10 sacks and 13 tackles for loss last year while playing defensive end, but moved to linebacker this fall.

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