Big 12: Andre Maloney

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big 12 

October, 14, 2013

Last week wasn’t full of commitments for Big 12 programs, but it did yield an important verbal pledge for one team in Oklahoma. Speaking of Texas’ neighbor to the north, the Sooners suffered their first loss to the Longhorns in four years on Saturday. A look at why that victory was so important for UT and who exactly that commitment was is in this week’s Big 12 weekend wrap.

Big 12 recruiting storylines: Oct. 10 

October, 10, 2013

The Big 12 has a big weekend ahead in Dallas and Texas Tech is surging. Here’s a look at some of the Big 12’s top recruiting storylines.

Big names set to attend Red River Rivalry
There is never a season, regardless of what type of shape either program is in, that the Cotton Bowl won’t be filled with some of the most desirable recruits in the country.

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Top Big 12 recruiting rivalries 

October, 1, 2013

Recruiting rivalries. No matter if two teams are pushing for a national title or in a rebuilding stage, recruiting gets the people going. Nothing ruffles the feathers of recruiting fans more than monitoring the process of a player considering one school and its big rival.

Here are five of the better recruiting rivalries going right now in the Big 12.

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Kansas already turned heads when it earned a commitment from linebacker Kyron Watson, who would be the school's first-ever ESPN 150 signee.

Coach Charlie Weis isn't done. Jacob Bragg, the No. 2 center nationally and No. 257 player overall, committed to the Jayhawks on Wednesday. That's a huge pickup, giving KU two players in the ESPN 300 from the 2014 class. Bragg, a 6-foot-4, 314-pound native of Nacogdoches, Texas, had offers from Oregon State and Louisiana Tech.

Here's what our scouts said about Bragg:
Bragg could have some limitations in space and needs to keep improving in areas of his technique, but he's a center with good size, strength and flexibility. We're surprised he hasn't gained more interest and should see things pick up for him as the recruiting process goes on, as he has the tools to be a good college center.

A big senior season could mean more attention, so it's possible KU might have to do some work to keep Bragg committed if his profile rises, but it's clear that Weis has established some momentum on the recruiting trail.

The Jayhawks also beat out Missouri, Oklahoma State and Iowa State for athlete Andre Maloney, a 6-1, 180-pounder who plays safety for Shawnee (Kan.) Mission West.

Kansas now has five players committed for 2014, including running back Traevohn Wrench, the nation's No. 33 at the position. Jayhawks fans have to be happy to see those developments on the recruiting trail.