Big 12 recruiting scorecard: West Virginia hosts top linebacker prospect

Here's what's new on the Big 12 recruiting trail entering Week 3:


Total commits: 13

ESPN 300 commits: 6

The latest: Baylor extended an offer to a 2018 -- yep, 2018 -- prospect who visited for the victory over Lamar. Justin (Texas) Northwest sophomore offensive tackle Darrell Simpson is one to watch. He's already 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds and also has offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas.


Total commits: 5

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Iowa State had three official visitors in town for their rivalry loss to Iowa on Saturday: Georgia safety Kendrec Grady, California cornerback Lawrence White and junior college cornerback Ronald Walker. Grady also plans to visit Syracuse and Colorado State this season. Walker could be close to a decision, and the Cyclones are firmly in the mix for him along with Mississippi State.


Total commits: 10

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Kansas picked up its first pledge for the 2017 class on Saturday night from running back Dominic Williams out of Parish Episcopal in Dallas. Williams was spectacular as a sophomore with 2,365 rushing yards and 41 total TDs and is off to a hot start again this season with six scores through two games. He received his KU offer a week ago.


Total commits: 11

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: K-State's future at running back is looking bright with Justin Silmon and Dalvin Warmack, and Tre Bryant should bolster that group next year. The three-star pledge from St. Louis has already logged rushing, receiving and return touchdowns to start his senior season at Christian Brothers College High. He's solid in his pledge, too, and plans to visit Manhattan for the Oklahoma game next month.


Total commits: 10

ESPN 300 commits: 2

The latest: The Sooners could get a chance to host one of the top receiver recruits in the country this week. ESPN 300 WR Tyrie Cleveland is reportedly working to set up an official visit for the Tulsa game this week. Cleveland, the nation's No. 5 receiver recruit and a former Texas A&M commit, is also planning official visits to Arizona State, Ole Miss, Florida and TCU.


Total commits: 15

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Running back L.D. Brown was an off-the-radar find when Oklahoma State landed him in July, and he's looking like a steal so far in his senior season. The DeSoto (Texas) back rushed for 140 yards and two TDs and added a 45-yard catch in a victory over South Oak Cliff this weekend.


Total commits: 15

ESPN 300 commits: 5

The latest: TCU will have a crowded quarterback room next year, but don't forget about Brennen Wooten. The three-star passer at San Angelo (Texas) Central shined on Friday, throwing for 422 yards and accounting for seven TDs in a win. Wooten has been committed to the Frogs since July 2014 and should get a chance to sit and develop early in his career at TCU.


Total commits: 9

ESPN 300 commits: 3

The latest: ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jordan Elliott decommitted from Houston this month and the Longhorns appear to be in great shape to eventually land his pledge. The top-50 recruit visited Texas again this weekend for the victory over Rice and will be a serious priority for Charlie Strong. Texas did not bring in a defensive tackle for its 2015 class after Du'Vonta Lampkin backed out and enrolled at Oklahoma.


Total commits: 25

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Texas Tech quarterback pledge Jett Duffey is playing up to the hype so far as a senior. A three-star pledge, Duffey accounted for 720 total yards and seven TDs with no interceptions for Mansfield (Texas) Lake Ridge. After thriving in Elite 11 competitions this summer, Duffey is completing 61 percent of his passes and averaging more than 9 yards per carry.


Total commits: 19

ESPN 300 commits: 1

The latest: West Virginia got a big-time visit on Saturday from ESPN 300 linebacker Brendan Ferns, who checked out the Mountaineers' victory over Liberty. Dana Holgorsen and his staff have to like their chances of adding Ferns to their already impressive defense after his older brother, TE/FB Michael Ferns, transferred from Michigan to West Virginia in January. The younger Ferns is ESPN's No. 5 inside linebacker prospect.