Monday, April 4, 2011
Lunch links: Longhorns grab top recruit
By ESPN.com staff
Saw plenty of the Texas countryside this weekend. Time for a change of pace this week.
- Missouri is becoming a favorite stop for teams across the NFL, writes Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Texas added its highest-rated recruit yet in the 2012 class, defensive tackle Malcom Brown, who looked headed to Texas A&M with his teammate, Tim Cole, previously, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman. Cole pledged to Texas as well.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads took some time out to speak to a local elementary school.
- Cornerback Justin Gilbert is becoming a force for Oklahoma State's defense, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
- Here's a little more on the particulars surrounding Texas' new TV network in conjunction with ESPN, the Longhorn Network.
- Running back Jay Finley's old slot is open at Baylor, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Kansas football is on a quest for respect, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- It's also on a mission to find a quarterback, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- Elsewhere, the mystery of running back James Sims looks to be solved this year, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- There's no timetable for the construction of an indoor facility in Stillwater, writes Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World. He also reports that a fractured sewer line was fixed underneath Boone Pickens Stadium using some technology that saved the school quite a bit of money.
- Texas A&M showed off a little trickery in practice over the weekend, writes Richard Croome of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
- Kyle Ringo at the Boulder Daily Camera catches up with receivers coach Bobby Kennedy, who left Texas to go back home to the Buffs.
- Oklahoma's top recruit from last season is coming on this spring, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.