Big 12 recruiting: Why Kasa chose Buffs over Gators

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here's Thursday's installment on the wide, wide world of recruiting.

  • Colorado recruit Nick Kasa told Boulder Daily Camera beat writer Kyle Ringo that he opted for the Buffaloes rather than Florida because he wants to play defense. Kasa said he got vibes from Gators coaches that he eventually would be moved to offensive tackle.

  • Top remaining ESPNU wide receiver recruit Rueben Randle (say that five times quickly!) got a quick tour of the Louisiana Capitol on Thursday from top LSU alumni in the statehouse, the Baton Rouge Advocate's Michelle Millhollon reports. Randle counts LSU, Oklahoma and Alabama as his finalists.

  • Jason Hickman of MaxPreps.com notes that 350 Texas players have committed to FBS programs, including 73 schools (and all Big 12 schools) with at least one commitment from the Lone Star State.

  • Oklahoma State defensive back Daytawion Lowe is noted for his toughness after starting all 41 games at Midwest City (Okla.) Carl Albert High School. And Tulsa World writer Bill Haisten also found out that Lowe owns and regularly rides a horse -- a 3-year-old Tennessee walker.

  • Safety Jansen Watson of Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola has switched his commitment from Colorado State to Iowa State, Natalie Meisler of the Denver Post reports.

  • Eric Martin, an inside linebacker from Moreno Valley Calif., is receiving some late recruiting interest from Nebraska, according to the Lincoln Journal Star's Brian Christopherson. Martin's other finalists include Arizona and Arizona State.