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Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Big 12 recruiting battles to watch

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

We're heading into the final stages of recruiting as national signing day approaches tomorrow.

Here's a list of the top remaining recruits that Big 12 schools still are in the hunt for and how I view their chances.

OL Seantrel Henderson

St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)

Big 12 contender: Oklahoma

Others: Florida, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC

Sooners’ chances: Slim.

DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa

Portland, Ore. (David Douglas)

Big 12 contender: Nebraska.

Others: Oregon State, UCLA.

Cornhuskers’ chances: Excellent.

OLB Christian Jones

Winter Park, Fla. (Lake Howell)

Big 12 contender: Oklahoma.

Others: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, South Florida, Tennessee, USC.

Sooners’ chances: Slim.

WR Kadron Boone

Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic)

Big 12 contender: Texas Tech

Others: Georgia, Louisville, LSU, West Virginia.

Red Raiders’ chances: Slim.

LB V.J. Fehoko

Honolulu (Farrington H.S.)

Big 12 contender: Texas Tech

Others: Hawaii, Utah, Washington, Utah State.

Red Raiders’ chances: Fair.

T Damien Robinson

Olive Branch, Miss.

Big 12 contender: Oklahoma.

Others: Arkansas, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee.

Sooners’ chances: Slim.

DE J.R. Ferguson

Chatham, Va. (Hargarve Military Academy)

Big 12 contenders: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech.

Others: California, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, UCLA.

Big 12 teams’ chances: Slim.

DT Ricky Heimuli

Salt Lake City (Brighton)

Big 12 contender: Nebraska, Oklahoma.

Others: Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington.

Big 12 teams’ chances: Slim.

S Corey Cooper

Maywood, Ill. (Proviso East)

Big 12 contenders: Nebraska, Missouri.

Others: Illinois, Arizona, Notre Dame, Florida State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Stanford, Tennessee.

Big 12 teams’ chances: Nebraska, fair; Missouri, slim.

CB Anthony Jefferson

Los Angeles (Jefferson)

Big 12 contender: Oklahoma.

Others: Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USC, Washington.

Sooners’ chances: Slim.

MLB Hayes Pullard

Los Angeles (Crenshaw)

Big 12 contender: Nebraska.

Others: Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Washington.

Cornhuskers’ chances: Slim.