Thursday, January 28, 2010
Video links: Updates on Big 12 recruiting
By David Ubben
Two recently posted videos provide a quick primer on recruiting as we head to National Signing Day.
ESPNU’s Lowell Galindo and Scouts Inc.’s Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert give us what to look for in Big 12 recruiting.
Unlike recent seasons, Texas is still in the hunt for a couple of major commitments in Plano, Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat and outside linebacker Jordan Hicks of West Chester, Ohio. The Longhorns are currently ranked No. 2 and both say they could zoom in the recruiting rankings if they get either key remaining recruit.
I've got to agree. If the Longhorns are able to finish with a flourish, they have a great opportunity to nose into the top position nationally. Oklahoma can similarly make a jump up if they can beat out the Longhorns for Jeffcoat in the last head-to-head recruiting battle of the season between the two South Division powers.
Luginbill also notes DeMarco Cobbs, a late defection from Tennessee, as a possible contender for playing time at running back. The position has been the Longhorns’ greatest weakness in recent seasons.
Oklahoma follows at No. 6 and Texas A&M is at 14th among Scouts Inc’s most recent rankings.
Haubert and Luginnbill also play a quick game of “Take Your Pick,” as they analyze where Jackson and Hicks will end up on another video. Check it out to determine where these key recruits and other top undecided players will be headed.
And keep checking back until Signing Day at ESPN.com to catch the latest recruiting information.