Chat leftovers: Recruiting battles with USC
Here are a few highlights from the chat:
Derrin (Plano, TX): Now that OU and Justin Manning are now "on the same page". Will the defensive tackle make his commitment sooner rather than later?
Bob Przybylo: No, not at this time. Manning just came back from LSU's junior day, and he seems pretty content to wait. He has mentioned waiting until December. I have no idea if he can last that long, but the Sooners need to show constant interest in Manning. Do not want him to be one that gets away.
Bob Przybylo: Pretty good on both fronts and actually better with Browne than for Mathis. Nebraska is a big-time player, too, for Mathis and his cousin, Su'a Cravens. Mathis does want to visit OU in the summer so don't rule him out. Browne's relationship with Josh Heupel is really good and only got better from the visit.
Jose (El Paso, TX): Who do you feel will be stepping up for the wide receivers this year?
Bob Przybylo: I'm one of the frontrunners for the Kameel Jackson bandwagon. Loved what I saw late last year, and simply got that feeling he's gonna be a name to remember. As for the 2012 stellar group, I don't think there's a thing Durron Neal cannot do on a football field.
Lon Kruger (Norman, OK): Who's the biggest sleeper recruit in the state this year and can I sign him?
Bob Przybylo: A couple of weeks ago would have said the 2012 in-state class is done. However, it will be interesting to see what happens at Tulsa and the coaching change there. PF Dre Wright (Lawton, Okla./Eisenhower) would be a huge 'get' if he were to leave Tulsa. Wright improved immensely in his senior season.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35