Football Recruiting Roundup
Nebraska has gone through an up and down year in Bill Callahan's first season in Lincoln. The Huskers are currently 5-4 and could finish the season under .500 with two games left against Oklahoma and Colorado.
But Callahan has turned Nebraska into a huge success on the recruiting trail this year by picking up a number of top recruits from the Class of 2005, including Ada (Okla.) offensive lineman Craig Roark, Pasco (Wash.) running back/defensive back Leon Jackson, Countryside (Clearwater, Fla.) quarterback Harrison Beck, Canyon Springs (Moreno, Calif.) offensive lineman Rodney Picou, Jenks (Okla.) linebacker Phillip Dillard and Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.) tight end/defensive lineman Zach Potter.
North Hollywood (Calif.) running back Marlon Lucky added to Callahan's recruiting success by committing to the Huskers last weekend over the likes of USC and LSU. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder is rated the No. 9 running back and No. 58 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.
Lucky has recorded 1,365 rushing yards, 289 receiving yards and 30 total touchdowns through nine games this fall. Last year, he ran for 1,772 yards and 28 touchdowns on 206 carries.
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Texas received a commitment from Grapevine (Texas) running back/defensive lineman Henry Melton last weekend over Texas A&M.
Melton is rated the No. 9 defensive lineman and No. 61 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com, but he's likely to play running back for Texas.
Melton rushed for 731 yards and eight touchdowns on 115 carries in 10 games this year. …
Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) running back A.J. Jimmerson committed to Michigan State last weekend over Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder is rated the No. 13 running back and No. 95 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 of SchoolSports.com. He rushed for 625 yards, caught 18 passes for 245 yards and led Hazelwood Central with six total touchdowns this fall after rushing for 1,445 yards and scoring 28 total touchdowns as a junior. …
Auburn received a commitment earlier this week from Abramson (New Orleans, La.) defensive lineman Alonzo Horton, who is rated the No. 19 defensive lineman and No. 98 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.
Horton terrorized opposing offenses this fall, recording 123 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, four forced fumbles and two blocked punts. …
Forth Worth Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas) defensive back Brandon Tatum committed to Arizona earlier this week. Tatum is rated the No. 11 defensive back in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com. …
Waconia (Minn.) tight end Joey Hiben decommited from Purdue earlier this week and pledged to Notre Dame. Hiben is rated the No. 7 tight end in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.