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    William Fuller, Roman Catholic

    Penn State University lost another 2013 football recruit today when William Fuller, a four-star wide receiver from Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.), switched his allegiance to Notre Dame, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

    The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder had a great junior year, catching 46 passes for 758 yards and 10 touchdowns. He showed tremendous potential when he snared 10 passes for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Chestnut Hill Academy.

    *Brigham Young University received a commitment from wide receiver Michael Davis, who will be a senior this fall at Glendale (Calif.), according to the Glendale Press. The 6-2, 180-pounder caught 52 passes last year for 860 yards and twice scored on kickoff returns of over 90 yards. He used his great speed in track to run 100 meters in 10.67 and the 200 in 21.40.

    *Brennan (San Antonio, Texas) defensive end Derick Roberson, who will be a junior in the fall, has committed to the University of Texas, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The 6-4, 225-pounder made 105 tackles, including 31 for losses and nine sacks, as a sophomore.

    *The University of Arkansas has received a commitment from two-sport star Zack Jackson of Berryhill (Tulsa, Okla.), the Tulsa World reported. The 6-3, 195-pound quarterback threw for 2,570 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior. He also used a mid-90s fastball to compile a 13-1 pitching record, averaging over two strikeouts per inning. He said he will play only baseball.

    *Former NFL superstar Brett Favre launched his coaching career last Monday as the full-time offensive coordinator at Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.) and head coach Nevil Barr couldn't be happier.

    Barr told the Jackson Clarion Ledger, "What I like best is his enthusiasm. He makes it fun. Football should be fun. Sometimes we forget that these kids play football because they enjoy it. Everybody knows he's competitive and he likes to win, but the biggest thing is watching how he treats our kids. The way he teaches and his patience. It shocked me how patient he's been."

    The 42-year-old Favre commented, "My experience in pro football means nothing. Absolutely nothing here. It's totally different. So our biggest learning curve as a team might be my learning curve."
     
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    Jerron Love

    Thanks in part to a website operated by his father, native New Yorker Jerron Love was a national name in basketball circles before ever playing a high school game.

    Despite his Bronx roots, Jerron relocated and enrolled at Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) last fall. He was featured in an ESPN The Magazine story in February where writer Josh Dean described Jerry Love – Jerron's father – as eccentric and hyper-involved. Jerry hasn't been shy about touting his son as one of the top 2015 prospects in the land.

    After averaging around 12 points and six assists per game as a freshman and helping Clovis West go 21-7, the 5-foot-10 guard is on the move again – this time to resurgent national powerhouse St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.).

    According to Jerry, the cross-country transfer isn't all about basketball with proximity to his mom and other family members in New York being at the top of the list. Jerron also has a pre-existing friendship with Gray Bee guard and fellow rising sophomore Isaiah Briscoe.

    "It's more of a strict academic situation and we hope it will be good for his development," Jerry said.

    Jerron is playing this summer with the Oakland Soldiers 16U squad. According to Jerry, Arizona, Baylor, Connecticut, Fresno State, George Mason and UCLA have been in contact about the young phenom.

    Jerry insists that the early hype he helped cultivate for Jerron hasn't been a burden.

    "I think he has handled it pretty good," Jerry said. "Anything that has been negative we have made it a positive and tried to learn from mistakes."

    In addition to Love, St. Benedict's will welcome in four other talented newcomers this fall; Michael Young, a 6-8 senior transfer from Hudson Catholic (Jersey City, N.J.), Terrill Green, a 6-7 junior, highly-touted 6-11 freshman Rodney Miller and fellow frosh Nicholas Washington, a 6-5 native of Puerto Rico.