Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Big 12 recruiting nuggets: Looking at future classes
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are a few of the recruiting stories making news across the Big 12 this morning.
- Forget about the recruiting class of 2009. The Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman opines about the interest percolating in Texas A&M's future classes after most key commitments already have been wrapped up.
- Wide receiver Cobi Hamilton of Texarkana, Texas, selected Arkansas over offers from Texas and Oklahoma State, ESPNU reports. Hamilton, the nation's 49th ranked wide receiver, produced 64 receptions and 14 touchdown grabs last season.
- Colorado is in the hunt for top prospect Byron Moore, a safety from Harbor City, Calif., who recently de-committed from an earlier agreement with USC, according to the Boulder Camera's Kyle Ringo.
- Brian Grummell of fanhouse.com details how recent recruiting slumps have devastated the Colorado and Texas A&M programs.
- Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports why getting celebrated defensive end Devon Kennard is big for USC. Texas was among Kennard's three finalists.
- The Pelini brothers -- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini -- were intrigued with Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback/safety Taylor Martinez potentially playing both ways for the Cornhuskers, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Ben Bolch. And Lincoln Journal Star reporter Brian Christopherson writes about how Martinez's love of contact marked his high school career.