June 21, 2006

Big 12: Colorado doing well in state

In the this week's edition of the Big 12 Blitz, Rivals.com national recruiting analysts Jeremy Crabtree and John Talman give you the inside scoop from every school in the league including Colorado's successful work in-state, the latest slew of Texas prospects heading across the borders, along with the latest on Kansas State and Texas' fast-growing commitment lists…





Baylor | Colorado | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Missouri

Nebraska | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas A&M

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Baylor






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Baylor is definitely enjoying the reward from hard recruiting work in the spring. Commitment No. 7 came when Corsicana, Texas linebacker Chris Sanders gave the Bears his commitment on Tuesday. Though Sanders is a smaller linebacker, he should add depth to the Bears and also brings speed to the equation. Recruiter Wesley McGriff marked his third commitment on the year with Sanders. It appears the Bears still feel good about quarterback G.J. Kinne despite his recent visits to Tennessee and Florida. The Bears also look good in regards to offensive lineman Anthony Morgan, Courtney Green, and John Jones.
Colorado






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Denver Montbello receiver Drew Davis is definitely one of the top targets for the Buffs this recruiting season as Dan Hawkins tries to wrestle the state back under Colorado's control. Under past coach Gary Barnett, the Buffs let several good in-state players get away from Boulder, but Hawkins has made that priority No. 1. Landing a four-star in-state target like Davis could go a long way toward in-state success. Davis definitely has CU on his list, but early on it's a long list with others like Washington, Washington State, Kansas, Kansas State, Arizona, Iowa State, and Wisconsin also on it.

Iowa State






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It's starting to look like a better and better year in the state of Iowa and the Clones plan on trying to take full advantage of that. After spending a day at Iowa State's padded summer camp on Thursday, 6-foot-3, 230-pound outside linebacker Fabian Brown of Des Moines Roosevelt earned an offer from ISU. "I thought I performed well enough to get an offer," Brown said. "I did really well in the linebacker drills, I thought. I also worked with the D-line for a while as a defensive end." Brown primarily played defensive end as a junior at Roosevelt, earning all-conference honors.
Kansas






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Things are happening in Lawrence, Kan., as the KU coaches believe they just wrapped up their most successful summer camp sessions ever. Overall the Kansas coaches had a good turn-out and were able to attract over 1,000 prospects to their various camps. On Saturday they hosted players from all positions and attracted names locally in Kansas and Missouri, like Drake Dunsmore of St. Thomas Aquinas and Trey Hobson of Blue Valley, plus plenty of Oklahoma and Texas talent. There is no doubt the camp numbers are a steady increase stemming from a successful season and a bowl victory.
Kansas State






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The Wildcats extended its commitment list to 17 players this past week with new pledges from New Jersey running back Adonis Thomas and Texas linebacker Brandon Walls. Thomas' commitment came before he headed to Manhattan, Kan., for the Wildcats upcoming summer camp. He rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior and projects at a number of different positions. Walls' pledge was especially impressive because he is one of the top linebackers in the Metroplex. "I've been leaning toward K-State for a long time," Walls said. "I was really sold on the fans and the environment up there."
Missouri






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One of the top receivers at the loaded College Station NIKE Training Camp committed to the Tigers on Monday. Mizzou landed a pledge from Arlington (Texas) Seguin receiver Kendall Irving. The 5-10, 175-pounder ran great routes at the camp and caught about everything thrown his way. He could be a great fit for the Tigers' who are looking for slot receivers to compliment their taller receivers on the outside. Missouri was Irving's first offer. "I have been following Missouri since my sophomore year and they have always been one my top schools," Irving said.
Nebraska






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It was apparent that Nebraska wanted to make the state of Texas a priority, but early misses definitely didn't give off a good impression. That changed as within the last two weeks the Huskers have added two more commitments to the list from the Lone Star state. Brenham, Texas defensive back Shawn Sullivan was joined by San Antonio Churchill tight end Ian Harris as the latest commits for the Huskers. The Huskers also recently completed their quarterback camp which included four-star Logan Gray and the athletic LaTravis Washington. Things seem to look good for both, but there will be heavy competition for Gray.
Oklahoma






Commit List

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Oklahoma already has plenty of taller receivers to target, so the Sooners are going after slot or inside receivers in this recruiting group. That's where names like Corey Wilson, Jeremy Kerley and Ron Brooks come to mind. There's no doubt Oklahoma feels strongly about all three and would love to have at least two of those kids in this recruiting class. It doesn't matter honestly which two they get. Brooks is a four-star prospect and one of the best overall athletes in Texas. Wilson has four-star potential and his stock continues to rise. Kerley, too, is a four-star player.


Oklahoma State






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OSU has a great running back tradition, so it's no surprise to see a guy like Lennon Creer, one of the nation's top backs, take a long look at the Cowboys. Creer, the No. 38 player in the nation, recently took an unofficial visit to Stillwater, Okla., and liked what he saw. "The facilities were great, and that was something that really impressed me," Creer said. "They also talked about the training table they had but it was on the shelf, and then the recreation center they have. I'd have to say Oklahoma State and Tennessee are recruiting me the hardest."
Texas






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It looks like just a matter of time before Texas adds it's 22nd commitment. However, unlike the majority of their class, the Horns look to be reaching out-of-state. Four-star tight end prospect Blaine Irby from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure finally had a chance to take in Texas this past weekend. Despite recent scholarship offers from Southern Cal and UCLA along with the push from Arizona State, Irby's unofficial visit apparently has put the Horns in great position. As for who's remaining, Lennon Creer and Texas apparently have gone their separate ways. Five-star defensive tackle Joseph Barksdale appears to be the next big out-of-state possibility.
Texas A&M






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The third commitment for the Aggies in the month of June has come from the state of Louisiana. A&M received a pledge from Mamou, La., linebacker Charles Young who also held offers from Auburn, Louisiana Tech, and Louisiana Monroe. Young said that he dreamed of playing football in Texas and also has family in the Lone Star state. It also appears that running back commitment Joseph Reese is looking around. Though he says he probably won't take visits until the fall, it appears that things are not completely over yet. As of today, Reese says he's still committed to the Aggies.
Texas Tech






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There may only be three commitments so far for the Red Raiders, but all three appear to be solid on their pledges. Talented offensive tackle Blake Emert recently visited Lubbock for the second time to speak with the coaches. Recruiting has slowed down, but Emert says regardless of what takes place, he's solid to Tech. The Red Raiders also seem to be making progress with heavily recruited Oklahoma athlete Gerald Jones. Jones' connection with current commit Tramain Swindall which could help landing both prospects from the Sooner state. Swindall plans to cut his list to ten by summer's end.


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