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Big 12 recruiting scorecard

June, 23, 2014
Jun 23
Here's the latest in recruiting around the Big 12 as summer camp season winds down and new commitments keep rolling in:

Total commits: 11
ESPN 300 commits: 4
The latest: Believe it or not, Baylor is already running out of room in a 2015 class that should be smaller than usual. The Bears picked up pledge No. 11 from a sleeper defensive back, Montrel Wilson of Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge, last week. Depending on which position its "athlete" commits play, BU already has five or six defenders on board. They'll keep pursing ESPN 300 prospects such as OLB Malik Jefferson and CB Holton Hill, but the numbers game is going to get tricky for Art Briles' staff in the coming months.

Total commits: 5
ESPN 300 commits: 0
The latest: Iowa State landed its quarterback for the 2015 class on Friday in Austin (Texas) Lake Travis dual-threat Dominic DeLira. He comes from the same prestigious program that produced Garrett Gilbert, Baker Mayfield, Michael Brewer and Todd Reesing, who had an awful lot of success at Kansas playing under new ISU OC Mark Mangino. The Cyclones also locked up a pledge from in-state DE Seth Nerness this weekend and has now picked up four pledges in June.

Total commits: 7
ESPN 300 commits: 0
The latest: Kansas followed up an impressive five-pledge haul from juco prospects last week with one more from Los Angeles Harbor College WR Cory Butler, who flipped his commitment from Utah to KU. But the Jayhawks should be far more excited about a (very) late add to their 2014 class: OT Larry Mazyck. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound lineman signed with Maryland out of Iowa Western C.C. but did not qualify, clearing the way for him to end up at KU. He'll join the program this summer and could be a starter-quality contributor immediately if he's in shape and a quick learner.

Total commits: 4
ESPN 300 commits: 0
The latest: Soon after locking up Nebraska offensive lineman Adam Holtorf, Kansas State picked up a second line pledge from three-star tackle Scott Frantz out of KU's backyard. The Lawrence (Kan.) Free State prospect is now the Wildcats' highest-rated pledge, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman who picked KSU over Missouri and KU.

Total commits: 7
ESPN 300 commits: 5
The latest: Oklahoma has no pledges but a lot of exciting possibilities at receiver. OU did make the top five that ESPN 300 WR Ryan Newsome released on Saturday, along with Texas, Oregon, UCLA and Notre Dame. Texas has been considered the favorite for Newsome for a while, but it might be wide open now following Newsome's unofficial visit to Oregon. The Sooners will continue to make a hard run at flipping the top-rated recruit in Baylor's class, ESPN 300 WR John Humphrey Jr.

Total commits: 8
ESPN 300 commits: 3
The latest: The Cowboys' class grew to eight with the addition of Za'Carrius Green, a safety/linebacker from Duncanville, Texas, who turned down offers from Texas Tech, Kansas State, Kansas and Iowa State. Oklahoma State had yet to extend an offer, but one recent commit worth keeping an eye on is WR Dahu Green. The three-star in-state recruit is a big 6-foot-4 target and committed to Louisville last week. He'd likely have some thinking to do if either in-state Big 12 school made an offer in the near future.

Total commits: 16
ESPN 300 commits: 0
The latest: TCU is one of only 10 programs in FBS with 16 or more pledges, a list that includes Alabama, Clemson, Texas A&M, Penn State and other heavy hitters. Its most recent commitments came from Arlington (Texas) Bowie CB Niko Small and Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints kicker Jonathan Song. Small ran a 4.44 40 time at camp and hails from the program previously coached by TCU corners coach Kenny Perry. Song's offer from TCU is to grayshirt, so he'll continue to seek full scholarship offers and recently camped at UCLA.

Total commits: 10
ESPN 300 commits: 5
The latest: New offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline has three four-star linemen on board so far and is looking for the final pieces to his 2015 puzzle. The Longhorns extended new offers last week to Houston North Shore center Tyler Moore and Coppell (Texas) three-star tackle Connor Williams. ESPN 300 tackles Madison Akamnonu and Jerry Tillery (a Notre Dame commit) and four-star Garrett Thomas have also been offered and are still on the radar.

Total commits: 7
ESPN 300 commits: 2
The latest: RB Corey Dauphine was not a coveted big-time recruit when he committed to Texas Tech in February, but interest in the three-star back from Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial has picked up significantly ever since. He's expected to make a "final" decision in the next few weeks and is considered a soft commit at this point. If he doesn't stick with Tech, Dauphine is going with Texas A&M or Baylor.

Total commits: 13
ESPN 300 commits: 2
The latest: The Mountaineers recently added two linemen to the fold in Oviedo, Fla., nose tackle Alec Shriner and Belmont (Ohio) Union Local tackle Colton McKivitz, who'd been previously committed to Miami (Ohio). Shriner is also capable of playing center or guard on offense if necessary.

Nebraska, Oklahoma get jump on recruiting

February, 9, 2010
Veteran talent analyst JC Shurburtt of ESPN Recruiting has listed the top 11 programs with the fastest start on their 2011 recruiting classes. Both Nebraska and Oklahoma made the unranked list.

Nebraska has already received commitments from three players, including two selections on the ESPNU 150 watch list. Both of Oklahoma's early commitments made the ESPNU 150 watch list.

The Cornhuskers already have received verbal commitments from two of the nation's top linemen, continuing a tradition that is a bedrock of the Nebraska program. Tyler Moore, a 6-foot-6, 270-pounder from Countryside High School in Clearwater, Fla., is joined by Ryne Reeves, a 6-foot-3, 287-pound center from Crete, Neb. Along with those two on the ESPNU 150 watch list with quarterback Jamal Turner of Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas.

And the Sooners have garnered two on the 150 list, including wide receiver Kameel Jackson who is Turner's major receiving target at Sam Houston High School. He is joined by quarterback Kendal Thompson of Southmoore High School in Moore, Okla.

Here's a quick look at what other schools in the conference have gotten an early start (Note: * indicates an ESPNU 150 watch list player):

  • Baylor: None.
  • Colorado: C Shaun Simon (Hutchinson Community College)
  • Iowa State: None.
  • Kansas: None.
  • Kansas State: OT Cody Whitehair (Abilene, Kan.), DT Olukayode Akinmoladun (Independence Community College), WR Marcus Kennard (Butler County Community College), QB Angelo Pease (Hutchinson Community College), DE Meshak Williams (Hutchinson, Kan.)
  • Missouri: *QB Corbin Berkstresser (Lee Summit, Mo.); WR Wesley Leftwich (Hickman, Mo.); ATH Anthony Pierson (Gateway, Mo.), DT Sheldon Richardson (College of the Sequoias).
  • Nebraska: *OT Tyler Moore (Clearwater, Fla.), *C Ryne Reeves (Crete, Neb.), QB Jamal Turner (Arlington, Texas).
  • Oklahoma: *WR Kameel Jackson (Arlington, Texas), *QB Kendal Thompson (Moore, Okla.)
  • Oklahoma State: *QB J.W. Walsh (Denton, Texas), T Travis Cross (Plano, Texas), S Isaac Maselera (Glenpool, Okla.)
  • Texas: None.
  • Texas A&M: *T Joseph Creek (Seguin, Texas).
  • Texas Tech: *WR Javares McRoy (Lakeland, Fla.)

Cornhuskers capitalize with recruiting surge

October, 12, 2009

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Tom Luginbill, the national recruiting director for ESPN's Scouts Inc., provides us with a few Big 12-related recruiting nuggets:

DT Chase Rose
    • Columbia, Mo.
    • Rock Bridge H.S.
    • Scouts Grade: 79
    • Position Rank: 21
    Highly-recruited Chase Rome, a four-star defensive lineman from Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.), has given a Class of 2010 pledge to Nebraska after decommitting from Oklahoma State.

    The 6-foot-3, 270-pound standout also holds offers from Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Tennessee, UCLA, Kansas and Kansas State, among many others.

    ESPN's Craig Haubert said of the switch, "Big start to the weekend for the Cornhuskers. First they grab a big conference win in primetime on Thursday and now they follow that up with a verbal commitment from four-star defensive tackle Chase Rome. Rome a Missouri native was committed to Oklahoma State, but switched his pledge to Nebraska."

    "Not only did the Huskers land a player committed to a Big Twelve South school they also took him out of the backyard of a conference rival which they just beat. This is one of those additions that seems to be working from every angle for Nebraska."

    "As far as Rome the player he is now the Huskers highest rated defensive player and should be a good addition to a defensive line which has been strong for Nebraska, but needs to re-load for the future. Rome will bring a tough high motor game to Lincoln. He possesses good size and could play end for the Huskers, but more likely will develop into a defensive tackle. He is strongest against the run at this point, but they can work to develop his pass rushing skills. Against the run he is good with his hands and can separate and shed from blockers. Displays good football instincts and smarts to be in position and make plays."

    "This is a nice pick-up for Nebraska as they try and climb back into power in the Big Twelve North."

    Nebraska now has nine commitments for 2010.

    T Tyler Moore
      • Clearwater, Fla.
      • Countryside H.S.
      ESPNU 150 Watch List prospect Tyler Moore, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive lineman from Countryside (Clearwater, Fla.), has committed to the Huskers for the Class of 2011.

      Moore chose Nebraska over the Florida Gators.

      He was also offered by Clemson, Florida State, Miami-Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, West Virginia, California, South Florida and Florida International, among others.

      The Huskers now have two 2011 pledges, including ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive lineman Ryne Reeves of Crete, Neb.

      QB Blake Bell
        • Wichita, Kan.
        • Bishop Carroll H.S.
        • Scouts Grade: 81
        • ESPN150 Rank: 66
        • Position Rank: 3
        Under Armour All-American and Oklahoma commit Blake Bell threw for 239 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed for 80 yards and three touchdowns for Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.) in its 36-34 victory over Kapaun Mount Carmel (Wichita, Kan.), according to the Wichita Eagle.

        RB Lache Seastrunk
          • Temple, Texas
          • Temple H.S.
          • Scouts Grade: 83
          • ESPN150 Rank: 20
          • Position Rank: 5
          ESPNU 150 running back Lache Seastrunk rushed for a season-high 134 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, in Temple's (Texas) 31-14 victory over Killeen (Texas), writes the Temple Daily Telegram.

          "This is an awesome feeling, but we've got to get back to work tomorrow," Seastrunk said, "It's anybody's game now."

          Seastrunk is undeclared, but considering Oklahoma among a group of finalists that also includes Auburn, LSU, USC and California.

          ATH Justin McCay
            • Shawnee Mission, Kan.
            • Bishop Miege H.S.
            • Scouts Grade: 80
            • ESPN150 Rank: 142
            • Position Rank: 13
            Oklahoma commit Justin McCay caught two touchdown passes for Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) in its 36-13 win over Blue Valley North (Overland Park, Kan.), according to the Kansas City Star.

            S Ahmad Dixon
              • Waco, Texas
              • Midway H.S.
              • Scouts Grade: 84
              • ESPN150 Rank: 15
              • Position Rank: 3
              ESPNU 150 safety Ahmad Dixon, a Baylor commit, intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown to cap Midway's (Waco, Texas) 20-0 shutout of University (Waco, Texas), the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.


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