Big 12 recruiting notes: Arps drops Tech commitment for KU

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

It's never too early to start some recruiting chatter.

Tom Luginbill, the national recruiting director for ESPN's Scouts Inc. had a couple of nuggets that pertain to prospective Big 12 players in this morning's missive.

Here are some highlights:

Jaqwaylin Arps, DE

Denison, Texas

Denison H.S.

Scouts Grade: 75

Position Rank: 99

Defensive end Jaqwaylin Arps drops Red Raiders for Kansas

Arps has decommitted from Texas Tech and is now set to play for the Jayhawks, ESPN affiliate Web site TheShiver.com reports.

Arps' high school teammate, inside linebacker Jimmay Mundine, is also committed to Kansas' Class of 2010.

Anterio Sloan, CB

West Helena, Ark.

West Helena Central H.S.

Scouts Grade: 78

Position Rank: 28

Anterio Sloan, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound cornerback from Central (West Helena, Ark.), has decommitted from Nebraska.

The prospect is now considering Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi and the Cornhuskers. The Tigers have yet to offer.

Sloan has also offered by Texas A&M, Memphis and Hawaii.

Marcus Murphy, RB

DeSoto, Texas

DeSoto H.S.

Scouts Grade: 76

Position Rank: 80

DeSoto's Marcus Murphy open to playing multiple positions

Running back Marcus Murphy (DeSoto, Texas), who rushed for 238 total yards and five touchdowns Saturday night on ESPN, spoke with ESPN affiliate Web site TheShiver.com about where he stands with the recruiting process.

"I don't really care," Murphy said of what position he plays in college. "I like catching the ball and running the ball, but I just want to go wherever I want to go and play wherever they want me to play."

According to Murphy, he is now holding approximately 13 scholarship offers including Iowa State, Missouri, Utah, Northwestern, Mississippi and Kansas.

Last fall, he rushed for 1,274 yards and 23 touchdowns.

  • Three-star OLB Rashod Favors of Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas, committed to sign with the Sooners Monday night, ESPN affiliate Web site OUInsider.com reports. Other programs to have offered Favors have included Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and TCU.

  • Colorado gained a commitment from safety Zack Craig of Smithson Valley High School in the San Antonio suburban area of Spring Branch, Texas. Craig was also sought by Colorado State.