Big 12 Show: Can West Virginia Land Linebacker Brendan Ferns?

National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers joins Scott Kennedy and Amy Campbell on this week's segment to discuss Big 12 recruiting on the march to National Signing Day

TCU Powers to No. 1

Powered by a duo of commitments, TCU has launched to No. 1 in the Big 12 rankings, grabbing the lead over rival Baylor.

Camron Williams, a 6-foot-2 1/2, 190-pound athlete from Dallas, Texas picked the Frogs over offers from a host of conference foes, sighting his relationship with the coaching staff as the reasoning.

“Coach (Rusty) Burns and Coach (Zarnell) Fitch,” Williams said of the coaches who made an impact with him. “Both of these guys where very honest and upfront with me and I believe they genuinely want to see me succeed in every area of life.”

TCU also boasted its depth on the offensive line by snagging a verbal pledge from Lucas Niang, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound monster from New Canaan (Conn). Niang is the No. 1 rated prospect in his state.

TCU has 22 commits listed on the commitment list and boasts a 3.45 star average, which would be the schools best average since the inception of Scout.

Moose Tracks Lead to OU

Oklahoma lost a four-star defensive line commit when Chris Daniels decommitted, but didn’t miss a beat by adding four-star defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe, 6-foot-4, 266-pounder from Lawrence (Kan.).

Bledsoe has earned the nickname ‘The Moose’ for his style of play, which fits him perfectly.

He is “big and nimble” -- which is the exact terminology also used to describe an actual moose.

Bledsoe was a Semper Fidelis All-American.

The Most Coveted Visitors

Brandon Jones, S, Nacogdoches (Texas) -- Jones, a five-star and Scout's No. 1 safety in the country's 2016 class, will officially visit Baylor this weekend. He's already visited Texas A&M, Texas, and Arkansas and plans to announce his commitment on National Signing Day.

Brendan Ferns, OLB, St. Clairsville (Ohio) -- West Virginia will use this weekend to host Ferns, who is Scout's No. 7 outside linebacker in the nation. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Ferns is down to the Mountaineers and Penn State, which is considered the favorite entering the weekend.

*Gabe Brooks contributed to this report.


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