Christmas comes early in 2010.
"Two teams, Florida and Texas, are head and shoulders above everyone else
this year. Texas is lining itself up to be a national title contender
for the next four years." Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming
Mack Brown has been visiting East Texas.
You know there's talent in the area when the head coach of the Texas Longhorns comes to town. Mack Brown was all over East Texas Monday as national signing day is a little over a week away.
"If you look at East Texas, we've got some great players on our team right now from this part of the country," said Brown. "And we'll continue to recruit the schools here. The coaches do a great job. There's tough kids in the eastern part of the state. These teams now, we talk about the Big 12 being a tough league, there's tough league's up and down the highways in East Texas."
Colorado Wonder what the problem is... The Ralphie Report just isn't as excited about recruiting this year.
In 2010, no one really wants to discuss the future of Colorado football as many are left wondering if the administration really cares about athletics at Colorado. That's another topic but after 3 - 9, let's be honest with ourselves, we all knew 2010's recruiting class wouldn't have the hype of year's past. No one has to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. I could sugar coat this class but everyone loves rankings and it is easy to go on rivals.com and see that Colorado ranks 57th in their NCAA team rankings for this cycle.
Kansas Turner Gill landed a big one.
New Kansas coach Turner Gill has received his biggest recruiting commitment to date when four-star prospect Brandon Bourbon switched from Stanford to the Jayhawks.
Several Kansas newspapers reported that Bourbon changed his mind and ended a six-month commitment with the Cardinal after meeting with Gill and his staff.
Missouri The Tigers are listed at No. 16. Missouri snagged the state's top three recruits.
Nebraska Everyone is a little nervous around signing day.
"Kids are kids," Pelini said, "and kids change their mind. A verbal commitment is nothing but someone's word. Things change."
Oklahoma OU came in at No. 5 nationally. The Sooners might actually be able to put together an offensive line next season.
The Sooner offensive line coach did a whale of a job replenishing OU’s depth and talent level on the offensive line by snagging commitments from the nation’s No. 3 (Bronson Irwin) and No. 13 (Adam Shead) guards, the No. 18 (Tyrus Thompson) and No. 32 (Daryl Williams) tackles and the No. 5 center (Austin Woods). Patton is still holding out hope of adding to that this week with the country’s No. 1 junior-college tackle, John Cullen (Fullerton, Calif.), who is down to deciding among OU, Utah, USC and Kansas State.
Corey Nelson is still an Aggie.
Nelson, who has been committed to Texas A&M for months, took an official visit to Norman last weekend and following an in-home visit from Brent Venables, committed to the Sooners, OUInsider.com reported Thursday night. But the following morning, the Web site said Nelson had changed his mind, and would stick with A&M. Later in the day, Nelson told the fan site TexAgs.com via text that he was "not committed to OU" and "will remain an Aggie."
Texas A&M This is Mike Sherman's best class ever.
If Mike Sherman does enjoy a long, successful tenure in College Station, this class could play a big role. The Aggies had the skill, but not the up-front talent to match the top teams. After seeing his team struggle for the better part of two seasons and with offensive tackle a key area of concern, Sherman has apparently landed a bumper crop of in-state offensive linemen. Of the 24 current commitments, five are offensive linemen. Four of those five are ranked as four-star prospects, a major recruiting coup. The class could anchor the program for years.
Texas Tech Sit down for this one.Two recruits are moving from Miami to attend school in Lubbock.
Someone going from Lubbock to Miami, Fla., might do so for the pleasure of visiting a tourist destination. Lavaughn Whigham and Phillip Warren plan to make the trip in reverse, in part to experience the serious business of Big 12 Conference football.