Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Lunch links: Recruiting roundup
By ESPN.com staff
Extra points to any recruit who makes an announcement by stating they're "taking their talents" to their chosen campus.
- New Texas receiver Jaxon Shipley is already forging a relationship with quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Case McCoy. No update on either's status as roommates.
- Asking which freshmen can play their first year on campus is no longer a stupid question, writes Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World.
- What's it like to be the top recruit in Oklahoma and leave to become a Longhorn? New Texas signee Josh Turner tells the Austin American-Statesman.
- Why are fax machines still being used? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman wonders.
- Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald has a humorous story about his old days covering recruiting in 1979. John Elway is involved.
- New Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz is likely to be a part of the Cyclones' quarterback competition this spring, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- The Cyclones are addressing the matter of speed in their current recruiting class.
- Former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell is back in Texas for the Super Bowl as a Green Bay Packer, but he's had to deal with a lot, including his father's battle with multiple sclerosis, since leaving Lubbock, writes Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News.
- Oklahoma State has five defensive tackle commits, but James Castleman could be the best, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
- There are plenty of familiar names on Kansas State's list of commits for 2011, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Nebraska's Bo Pelini canceled his signing day press conference in favor of a teleconference.
- Could Missouri have another name in its quarterback derby? Perhaps, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- Colorado's recruiting class is quite a bit bigger than expected, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Kansas' is better than expected, too, after a 3-9 season, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Oklahoma is already at work on its 2012 class, writes John Hoover of the Tulsa World.