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January, 29, 2010
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There was more recruiting news today than the two-man haul Mack Brown and Texas received with commitments from Jackson Jeffcoat and Jordan Hicks.

Texas A&M received some good news as well in these recruiting nuggets provided by Tom Luginbill, director of scouting for Scouts Inc.

Here are some late afternoon Big 12-related recruiting nuggets.

And for up-to-the-minute recruiting information, always look at ESPN.com's On the Trail, which legitimately is one of the highlights of our Insider benefits.

OLB Corey Nelson

Dallas, TX

Skyline H.S.

Scouts Grade: 81

ESPNU150 Rank: 62

Position Rank: 3

Under Armour All-American Corey Nelson remains committed to Texas A&M

Despite other reports, the four-star outside linebacker is still pledged to Texas A&M and has not switched to Oklahoma, ESPN affiliate Web site TexAgs.com reports.

DE Jackson Jeffcoat

Plano, TX

Plano West H.S.

Scouts Grade: 88

ESPNU150 Rank: 2

Position Rank: 1

Five-star prospect Jackson Jeffcoat (Plano, Texas/West) committed to Texas Friday at a press conference at Plano West High School. He selected the Longhorns over Oklahoma and Houston. Jeffcoat also considered Arizona State, USC and Florida.

OLB Jordan Hicks

West Chester, OH

Lakota West H.S.

Scouts Grade: 87

ESPNU150 Rank: 4

Position Rank: 1

Five-star Jordan Hicks (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) announced for the Longhorns Friday at a 12:30 EST press conference held at Lakota West High School. He picked Texas over Ohio State and Florida. Alabama and USC were previously included with Hicks' top schools.

QB Jamal Turner

Arlington, TX

Sam Houston H.S.

Scouts Grade: 45

Nebraska has snared a commitment from top junior quarterback Jamal Turner of Sam Houston (Arlington, Texas). The second-team all-state selection and district MVP also has early offers from Oklahoma, Purdue, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Memphis.

S Dexter McDonald

Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst H.S.

Scouts Grade: 79

Position Rank: 29

Three-star cornerback Dexter McDonald of Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) has pledged to sign with Kansas after decommitting from Missouri. McDonald (6-foot-2, 190-pounds) had been committed to Illinois before making the move to Missouri last week.

DE Keba Agostinho

Katy, TX

James E. Taylor H.S.

Scouts Grade: 40

Defensive end Keba Agostinho (Katy, Texas/Taylor) has pledged to sign as part of Kansas' Class of 2010, ESPN affiliate Web site TheShiver.com reports.

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