Letter-of-intent day has finally arrived, but as of Tuesday, many of the top high school football players in the area and around the country hadn't announced the colleges of their choice.
Quarterback Jeff George of Warren Central in Indianapolis, rated by most as the No. 1 prospect in the country, has called a press conference today to announce whether he will go to UCLA, Purdue, or Miami.
The Bruins and USC are still awaiting word on several other recruits, among them defensive back Cleveland Colter of Tempe, Ariz., who is down to USC, Arizona State and Texas; defensive back Eric Turner of Ventura, UCLA and Washington; defensive back Rodney Winston of Marianna, Ark., USC and Arkansas; center Tom Dabasinskas of Escondido San Pasqual, USC, Texas and Iowa; wide receiver Greg McMurtry of Brockton, Mass., UCLA and others, and running back Terry Rodgers of National City Sweetwater, USC, Texas and Nebraska.
The week has already been a good one for the Trojans, what with oral commitments from linemen Mark Tucker of L.A. Banning and Tim Ryan and Gene Fruge of San Jose Oak Grove, tight end Scott Freier of Antioch, Calif., and defensive back Mark Carrier of Long Beach Poly, one of the top prospects in California at any position.