Big 12 recruiting scorecard

Here is what's happening on the recruiting trail around the Big 12 this week:


Total commits: 12

ESPN 300 commits: 3

The latest: The Bears lost a commitment on Sunday from 2016 defensive back KeShawn Somerville of Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson. The junior with two other offers is reopening his recruitment and has shown major interest in TCU lately. Baylor still has four commits for 2016 on board, including three in the ESPN Junior 300.


Total commits: 13

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Cyclones are searching for immediate help in the junior college ranks and offered at least three in the past week: defensive backs L.B. Bates and Jomal Wiltz and offense tackle Tristan Nickelson. Bates has been committed to Kansas since June, and Nickelson played with current ISU lineman Cole Anderson in high school.


Total commits: 14

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Landing 2016 three-star running back Aubrey White of Wylie (Texas) East was a nice coup for interim coach Clint Bowen and his staff this fall, but the Jayhawks could be for a fight to keep him in the future. White received an offer from Michigan State this weekend and should have more on the way.


Total commits: 11

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Wildcats had several official visitors in town for their 48-14 win over Oklahoma State, most notably uncommitted three-stars LB Mohamed Barry and DT George Lea. Barry comes from the Georgia powerhouse Loganville Grayson and has nearly a dozen offers. Lea, a 6-foot-2 lineman from New Orleans, will visit Arizona State this weekend and has already been to Washington State.


Total commits: 14

ESPN 300 commits: 6

The latest: OU has a nice secondary class so far with ESPN 300 defensive backs P.J. Mbanasor and Will Sunderland Jr. and is looking to add to that group. Three-star UCLA commit Will Lockett of Manvel, Texas, and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M corner Justin Martin were recently offered and are reportedly likely to make official visits to Norman.


Total commits: 15

ESPN 300 commits: 4

The latest: The Cowboys locked up a pair of really intriguing pledges last week in junior college quarterback Todd Mays and three-star guard Vaimoe Sekona. Mays is a speedy athlete capable of playing running back or receiver in addition to his passing talents. The commitment of Sekona was a nice surprise since the big man from Encino (California) Crespi turned down offers from USC and UCLA.


Total commits: 17

ESPN 300 commits: 0

The latest: Being the first to offer paid off big-time for the Horned Frogs with three-star cornerback DeShawn Raymond. The Louisiana defender chose TCU on Friday over offers from LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Nebraska. He took his official visit for the Frogs' win over Oklahoma State. This is an impressive get, and though LSU could still make a hard push before signing day, Raymond claims he's done taking visits.


Total commits: 18

ESPN 300 commits: 9

The latest: A big crowd of recruits will be in Austin on Saturday when the Longhorns take on West Virginia. Among those expected to attend are Texas quarterback commit Zach Gentry, ESPN 300 tight end Devonaire Clarington and key four-star athlete target DeAndre McNeal. The Horns reportedly could also have Alabama commit Ronnie Harrison and Tennessee pledge Cecil Cherry in for official visits, too.


Total commits: 13

ESPN 300 commits: 5

The latest: Another coveted ESPN 300 recruit joined the Red Raiders' class last week in wide receiver Carlos Strickland, a big 6-foot-5 pass-catchers from powerhouse Dallas Skyline, and Cibolo (Texas) Steele offensive lineman Terrence Steele became commit No. 13 on Sunday. Tech did have some big names at the Texas game, including ESPN 300 defensive tackle Joseph Wicker and juco receiver Damion Ratley, whose stock is rising.


Total commits: 21

ESPN 300 commits: 3

The latest: In addition to hosting touted athletes like ESPN 300 stud Jordan Cronkrite and four-star Tim Irvin for the TCU game, the Mountaineers also brought in junior college recruits who could help immediately. Cornerback Rasul Douglas and defensive end Xavier Pegues, who's currently committed to Iowa State, both made it to Morgantown and left with plenty to think about.