With the NCAA dead period scheduled to begin Monday, many schools were looking to get one final opportunity this year to impress committed and uncommitted recruits. Several players took in official visits to Big 12 schools over the weekend.
Sooners host big visitors
Cornerback Justin Martin was expected to take an official visit to Texas, but the ESPN JC 50 athlete decided to head to Norman instead and visit Oklahoma. That's huge for the Sooners, who have two cornerback commits but could use Martin's experience in the secondary.
That #8 look icy on me pic.twitter.com/lKfzLC6svT— justin martin (@Elite_made) December 13, 2014
And if Martin wasn't enough, ESPN 300 cornerback DeChaun Holiday was gearing up for a visit to Oklahoma - his first official visit of his recruiting process.
Going to Oklahoma for my first official visit this weekend💯🏈 #BoomerSooner— DeChaun Holiday (@DechaunCHoliday) December 12, 2014
The David Beaty era is here for Kansas, and the Jayhawks are wasting no time adding quality talent. Over the weekend, athlete Arico Evans, wide receiver Emmanuel Moore and tight end Jace Sternberger each committed. Moore flipped to Kansas after being committed to North Texas.
Evans and Sternberger are underrated talents who could come in and be playmakers much sooner than later in Beaty's offense. Evans can play receiver and quarterback; Sternberger is a tight end who also could project as a defensive lineman.
Another underrated player Kansas is recruiting heavily is wide receiver Xavier Castille, a do-it-all player who plays alongside ESPN 300 running back Chris Warren III. Castille has more than a dozen offers, but his Kansas offer is the first from a Big 12 school.
A handful of recruits traveled to Manhattan, Kansas, for official visits to Kansas State. Three-star quarterback Alex Delton was one of them. Delton has been committed to the Wildcats the longest of all their 13 pledges. Delton committed to Kansas State in February.
Good weekend w/ some great people down in Manhattan. Really can't wait to get down here next month! pic.twitter.com/AU2SogLCIq— Alex Delton (@adelton005) December 14, 2014
Among the others in attendance were three-star defensive end Adam Holtorf, three-star offensive tackle Scott Frantz and three-star running back Denzel Goolsby. The trio enjoyed the trip to Manhattan and is ready to play for Bill Snyder & Co.
It's a great time to be a wildcat. pic.twitter.com/p5n8fL7xHV— Denzel Goolsby (@PeeBeeAndZelly) December 14, 2014