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Big fish still up for grabs in Big 12 recruiting

1/19/2012

We took a look at the nation's top committed players across the Big 12 on Thursday, but what about the players who haven't chosen a school?

Here's a look at the ESPNU 150 players still considering Big 12 teams. You'll need ESPN Insider to see the whole breakdown, but here's a taste:

No. 3: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR: Considering Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri

Green-Beckham has secured his final five schools, and he's planning on announcing one of these schools on national signing day. The nation's top-ranked receiver has only taken one official visit -- to Texas -- but has made unofficial trips to the other schools. At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Green-Beckham will be a huge addition to one lucky recruiting class.

No. 9: Andrus Peat, OT: Considering Texas

Peat's older brother, Todd, plays at Nebraska and Andrus loved his visit to Lincoln. Stanford has been a longtime favorite and USC is moving up as well. Florida State will get his final official visit. Look for a signing day decision here.

No. 122: Zach Banner, OT: Considering Oklahoma

Banner will take his final visit this weekend to USC and many close to him feel the Trojans could be the team to beat. Washington is the longtime, local favorite and there is pressure for him to stay close to home. Oklahoma was his favorite visit so far.

No. 14 OLB: Seth Jacobs: Considering Oklahoma State

Jacobs has official visits left with Colorado this weekend and UCLA next week. He'll be a signing day decision and it's anyone's guess who is leading for him at this time, but the Cowboys are reportedly high on his list.

No. 9 S: Trae Elston: Considering Oklahoma State

Elston could take a strong look at Ole Miss over the next two weeks. He's also scheduled to take an official visit to Oklahoma State on Jan. 27. Another school to keep a close eye on for Elston is Central Florida. So in other words, this is hardly a done deal.

No. 18 QB: Jeremiah Briscoe: Considering Baylor

Briscoe, a top-20 QB, is still wide open with his recruiting process. Baylor is his lone FBS offer, but Arkansas jumped into the Briscoe sweepstakes not long ago. The big question is, will Briscoe take one of the available offers, or will he gamble in the next two weeks to pick up an offer from another suitor?

No. 15 CB: Deion Bonner: Considering Oklahoma

Bonner is scheduled to visit Tennessee on Jan. 20 and Oklahoma on Jan. 27. The talented corner recently said that those are his two favorites and he will decide between them.

No. 39 OT: Timothy Hines: Considering Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

Hines could be considered one of the biggest enigmas of the uncommitted 2012 players. He decommitted from Oklahoma State in October and has been silent about his recruiting process since then. Baylor and Houston are options, as is Oklahoma State. All three schools have offered. One darkhorse is Texas A&M, as it is minutes away from his home.

No. 33 DE: Polo Manukainiu: Considering Baylor

High school teammate Brian Nance, a Baylor commit, said earlier this month that he and Manukainiu were planning on playing college football together. If that holds true, Manukainiu will make a solid addition to the Bears' defense. Don't be surprised if Manukainiu chooses a different route. He has two high school teammates, Hiva Lutui and Ilaiu Moeakiola, attending UCLA next season.

No. 21 CB: Brandon Beaver: Considering Oklahoma

The Huskies are doing well with Beaver and there has been talk that the corner has been a silent commit for a few weeks. He'll take a visit to Oklahoma this weekend and the Sooners are running a close second. He'll announce his choice on signing day.