Big 12: Keba Agostinho

It's time to officially unveil the Big 12's All-Name Team for 2012.

Any player on a current roster, regardless of role on the team, is eligible. The only requirement: Your name must be awesome.

These are, quite simply, the best names of players in the Big 12. Some are catchy. Some are fun to say. Some are just the best. I love all of these.

Here goes:

Coach: Major Applewhite, OC, Texas


QB: Daxx Garman, Oklahoma State
RB: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
RB: Brandon Bourbon, Kansas
FB: Glenn Gronkowski, Kansas State
WR: Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
WR: Lynx Hawthorne, Baylor
WR: Kolby Listenbee, TCU
TE: Kurt Hammerschmidt, Iowa State
OL: Dylan Admire, Kansas
OL: Will Ash, Kansas State
OL: Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
OL: Blaize Foltz, TCU
OL: Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech


DL: Keba Agostinho, Kansas
DL: Beau Blackshear, Baylor
DL: Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia
DL: Stansly Maponga, TCU
LB/DE: Toben Opurum, Kansas
LB: Curtis Smelley, West Virginia
LB: Shaq Petteway, West Virginia
DB: Yves Batoba, Oklahoma State
DB: Terrance Bullitt, Texas Tech
DB: Happiness Osunde, Texas Tech
DB: Kip Daily, Kansas State


K: Bobby Stonebraker, Oklahoma State
P: Ryan Erxleben, Texas Tech

Who's your MVP? Anybody get snubbed?

Big 12 recruiting: Nelson reaffirms A&M pledge

January, 29, 2010
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'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 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 reports.