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Big 12 recruiting scorecard: Horns thriving in East Texas

Here's what's new on the Big 12 recruiting trail entering Week 8:

BAYLOR

Total commits: 15

ESPN 300 commits: 6

The latest: Baylor's longtime ESPN 300 RB commit Kameron Martin is having another productive year at Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial and just surpassed 3,000 career rushing yards with a 195-yard performance over the weekend. Martin remains firmly committed to the Bears and is still one of the leaders and top recruiters in their class.

IOWA STATE

Total commits: 10

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Iowa State brought in an exciting sleeper from Florida for a visit this weekend. Kee Whetzel, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete from Clearwater, Florida, took his official visit for the TCU game and has ISU high on his list. The talented big man is being recruited as a receiver and as a defensive end by several schools.

KANSAS

Total commits: 10

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Kansas lost a commitment last week when junior college LB Kurtis Taufa backed out and re-committed to Utah. Taufa had initially been committed to the Utes before Kansas' coaching staff flipped him. Now he's been flipped again. Considering Utah's hot start to the season and No. 3 ranking, Taufa's decision probably isn't a big surprise.

KANSAS STATE

Total commits: 11

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Wildcats had CB Coney Durr in for an official visit last week and should end up being a finalist for the Louisiana standout. He's now planning to make a decision right after he takes an official visit to Minnesota at the end of the month. The Gophers are probably the favorite in what could a head-to-head battle with KSU.

OKLAHOMA

Total commits: 11

ESPN 300 commits: 3

The latest: Among the visitors expected in Norman for Oklahoma's big game against Texas Tech is a key offensive line target: junior college OT Ashton Julious. The January enrollee is also planning on taking visits to Arizona State and Florida before the end of the year. Winning out for Julious would certainly address a need for OU in this class.

OKLAHOMA STATE

Total commits: 15

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: A week after extending an offer to Mason Rudolph's younger brother Logan Rudolph, Oklahoma State coaches are making an early move for the younger brother of freshman DT Darrion Daniels. That would be Damion Daniels, a 2017 recruit who's already a 300-pound defensive tackle. Oklahoma State was his second offer to go along with Iowa.

TCU

Total commits: 16

ESPN 300 commits: 6

The latest: TCU has its first signee for the 2016 class: QB Brennen Wooten. The three-star passer is officially on board after signing his financial aid agreement and will enroll in January. Wooten is having a nice senior season at San Angelo (Texas) Central and has remained firmly committed to TCU since July 2014.

TEXAS

Total commits: 9

ESPN 300 commits: 3

The latest: Texas had a big week in East Texas, securing commitments from ESPN Junior 300 DE Lagaryonn Carson and 2017 TE Major Tennison. The pledge from Carson, the brother of Texas A&M RB Tra Carson, was a bit of a surprise and a testament to the impact first-year tight ends coach Jeff Traylor is making in recruiting the region.

TEXAS TECH

Total commits: 24

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Texas Tech has already taken a big defensive line class, but that hasn't stopped three-star New Mexico DE Teton Saltes from showing interest. He's hoping to visit Lubbock this season and is planning to take an official visit to Iowa State later this month. Tech is one of Saltes' eight offers so far.

WEST VIRGINIA

Total commits: 20

ESPN 300 commits: 1

The latest: West Virginia picked up a new commitment last week from Damon Johnson, a long snapper out of Glendora, California. The team needed a long snapper to take over when senior John DePalma graduates and found their guy in Johnson, the nation's No. 6 snapper according to Chris Rubio's rankings.