Best of the visits: Big 12

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.

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.

The Sooners have ESPN 300 P.J. Mbanasor and ESPN JC 50 William Johnson already committed at the position. Imagine the possibilities if Oklahoma can add Martin and Holiday as well.

Jayhawks red hot under Beaty

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.


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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.

Weekend in the Little Apple

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.

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.