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Recruiting nuggets: Richardson could be Missouri linchpin

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here are some recruiting stories that are being discussed across the Big 12 as the recruiting period finishes up.

  • Missouri is looking for heralded defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to serve as a foundation to help recruit future top defensive line prospects, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Gerry Fraley writes.

  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Trae Thompson details the best and worst of Dallas-Fort Worth area recruiting so far this year.

  • Natalie Meisler of the Denver Post writes about how Internet technology has changed recruiting.

  • Look for heralded running back Christine Michael of Beaumont West Brook to get an immediate chance to jump-start Texas A&M's moribund running game, Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle writes.

  • The Dallas Morning News' Brandon George looks back at top 100 Dallas-area players of the 2004 recruiting class. No. 1 player Rhett Bomar is projected as a first-day NFL draft choice. And No. 93 pick Jason Smith should become a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.

  • The Lincoln Journal-Star's Brian Christopherson talks to Cody Green's high school coach for insight into the freshman quarterback who is expected to challenge for a starting position next fall.