Big 12: Adrian White
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The ESPNU 150 for the Class of 2010 has been released and Big 12 schools have fared well in early commitments.
Texas has snagged 10 early commitments to lead the country, followed by nine for Florida and seven by LSU.
The South Division's domination over the North has continued into early recruiting with 18 of 19 Big 12 commitments headed to South schools.
Oklahoma has four commitments, Texas A&M has three and Baylor and Nebraska have one apiece.
The Baylor commitment of Waco native Ahmad Dixon, the nation's No. 15 player who turned down Texas to stay at home, indicates the growing recruiting prowess of Coach Art Briles.
Here's a look at the Big 12 representatives on the list:
Texas: No. 14 Taylor Bible, DT, Denton (John H. Guyer), Texas; No. 44 Ashton Dorsey, DT Tyler (John Tyler), Texas; No. 51 Aaron Benson, OLB, Cedar Hills, Texas; No. 73 Chris Jones, WR, Daingerfield, Texas; No. 100 Reggie Wilson, DE, Haltom City, Texas; No. 104 Adrian White, CB, DeSoto, Texas; No. 105 Tevin Jackson, OLB, Garland, Texas; No. 121, Carrington Byndom, CB, Lufkin, Texas; No. 128 Adrian Phillips, ATH, Garland, Texas; No. 141, Trey Hopkins, G, Houston (North Shore).
Oklahoma: No. 67 Blake Bell, QB, Wichita (Bishop Carroll), Kan.; No. 80 Quentin Hayes, S, Lancaster, Texas; No. 124 Sheldon McClain, WR, Cibolo (Byron M. Steele), Texas; No. 125 Brennan Clay, RB, San Diego (Scripps Ranch), Calif.
Texas A&M: No. 46 Corey Nelson, OLB, Dallas (Skyline); No. 66 Jake Matthews, OT, Missouri City (Lawrence E. Elkins), Texas; No. 87 Luke Joeckel, OT, Arlington, Texas.
Baylor: No. 15 Ahmad Dixon, S, Waco (Midway), Texas.
Nebraska: No. 109 Andrew Rodriguez, G, Aurora, Neb.
Both Texas and Oklahoma hope to improve their classes as they remain in the hunt for several other top prospects.
The Longhorns and Sooners are among the finalists for the No. 1 ESPNU 150 prospect, Jackson Jeffcoat, a defensive end from West High School in Plano, Texas, and the No. 2 prospect, Jordan Hicks, an outside linebacker from West Chester, Ohio.
And the Sooners are also among the finalists for the No. 4 prospect, Seantrel Henderson, a massive tackle from Cretin-Durham High School of St. Paul, Minn., and No. 6 prospect Michael Dyer, a running back from Little Rock Christian Academy.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are a few links to prove that there are other activities in college sports today than just March Madness.
Spring football is in full swing at many schools across the Big 12. Here's a look at some of the more topical stories today from across the conference.
- Blaine Gabbert is the early leader to replace Chase Daniel at quarterback for Missouri, Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune writes.
- Colorado will be facing huge questions at quarterback, kicker and at defensive line as it prepares for its March 31 opening of spring practice, John Hillman of Realfootball365.com writes.
- Alan Trubow and Danny Davis of the Austin American-Statesman report that cornerback Adrian White of DeSoto, Texas, has become Texas' 20th commitment for the 2010 recruiting class.
- Oklahoma safety Quinton Carter has had a strong start at Oklahoma's early spring work, Oklahoman beat writer Jake Trotter reports.
- Pete Fiutak of College Football News created a football playoff styled along the lines of the NCAA's basketball tournament. The results last season weren't good for Oklahoma.
- Texas Tech coach Mike Leach tells Lubbock television station KJTV in a video interview that quarterback Taylor Potts has confidence coming into spring football because of his past history working in the program.
- Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told O.K. Carter of the Fort Worth Business Press that his vision will be to play more college games than NFL games inside the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas.