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Big 12 recruiting scorecard: Flurry of pledges to start postseason

Here's what's new on the Big 12 recruiting trail as we exit the regular season:

BAYLOR

Total commits: 19

ESPN 300 commits: 8

The latest: Baylor hosted some priority targets in addition to its pledges for the Texas game on Saturday, highlighted by junior college DT Jeremy Faulk and S Brandon Jones, the No. 3 rated recruit in the state of Texas. Faulk committed to BU on Monday and could help fill a major need if Andrew Billings goes pro.

IOWA STATE

Total commits: 13

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: New head coach Matt Campbell and his staffers already have secured three commitments in their first week on the job: Ohio two-star ATH Jatairis Grant, junior college OG Oge Udeogu and 2017 in-state QB Devon Moore. The Cyclones' new staff has been aggressive in sending out new offers and hitting the trail from the get-go.

KANSAS

Total commits: 12

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Jayhawks landed commitments from two speedy slot receivers last week in Jay Griffin out of Texas and Stephan Robinson of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Griffin is a three-star talent, was previously committed to Utah and brings legit track speed to a position of need for KU.

KANSAS STATE

Total commits: 11

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Wildcats still are looking for more immediate impact help on the offensive line and hosted two talented juco linemen for the West Virginia game: three-start OT Breontae Matthews and OG Abdul Beecham. Matthews probably is the more coveted of the two, with Arizona State and Houston among his top offers, but either would certainly help a KSU line that loses four graduating senior starters.

OKLAHOMA

Total commits: 13

ESPN 300 commits: 3

The latest: Oklahoma has been cleaning up on the trail the past few weeks. The newest pledges to jump on board with the Sooners are coveted junior college OT Bennett Powers and ILB Levi Draper, the No. 1 recruit in Oklahoma for the 2017 class. Draper is a huge get and backed out of his early commitment to Oklahoma State a few days before picking OU.

OKLAHOMA STATE

Total commits: 20

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Oklahoma State's newest pledge came from underrated DT Cameron Murray out of Arkansas on Sunday, and more good news came Sunday: The Pokes made the cut down to four for OT Tramonda Moore, the No. 1 recruit in Oklahoma. The No. 145 ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 is now down to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Alabama.

TCU

Total commits: 16

ESPN 300 commits: 5

The latest: The Horned Frogs picked up a commitment over the weekend from TE Artayvious Lynn from the Milford Academy. Lynn, who signed with UMass last year but had to go to prep school, settled on the Horned Frogs after his official visit this weekend. He's a big 6-foot-6, 240-pound athlete who'll create mismatches at tight end.

TEXAS

Total commits: 12

ESPN 300 commits: 2

The latest: Texas is expected to host three of the top recruits in Louisiana on official visits this month: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU TE commit Jamal Pettigrew and Tennessee DT commit D'Andre Christmas-Giles. The Longhorns probably have the best chance with Pettigrew of that trio -- he also visited UT over the summer -- but the ESPN 300 standout probably will be tough to flip.

TEXAS TECH

Total commits: 26

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Red Raiders, in serious need of better options at outside receiver, have set up an official visit with three-star WR Zach Farrar of Southlake Carroll. Farrar, who could be a two-sport guy and also play baseball in college, has Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Washington high on his list for potential official visits.

WEST VIRGINIA

Total commits: 23

ESPN 300 commits: 1

The latest: The Mountaineers' defense is losing a lot of experience this offseason, so locking up junior college help over the next month should be a priority. WVU got that hunt off to a good start Sunday by securing a commitment from CB Elijah Battle of Dodge City C.C., who is expected to enroll early.