David Ubben Extra points to any recruit who makes an announcement by stating they're "taking their talents" to their chosen campus. New Texas receiver Jaxon Shipley is already forging a relationship with quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Case McCoy. No update on either's status as roommates. Asking which freshmen can play their first year on campus is no longer a stupid question, writes Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World. What's it like to be the top recruit in Oklahoma and leave to become a Longhorn? New Texas signee Josh Turner tells the Austin American-Statesman. Why are fax machines still being used? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman wonders. Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald has a humorous story about his old days covering recruiting in 1979. John Elway is involved. New Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz is likely to be a part of the Cyclones' quarterback competition this spring, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register. The Cyclones are addressing the matter of speed in their current recruiting class. Former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell is back in Texas for the Super Bowl as a Green Bay Packer, but he's had to deal with a lot, including his father's battle with multiple sclerosis, since leaving Lubbock, writes Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News. Oklahoma State has five defensive tackle commits, but James Castleman could be the best, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman. There are plenty of familiar names on Kansas State's list of commits for 2011, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle. Nebraska's Bo Pelini canceled his signing day press conference in favor of a teleconference. Could Missouri have another name in its quarterback derby? Perhaps, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star. Colorado's recruiting class is quite a bit bigger than expected, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera. Kansas' is better than expected, too, after a 3-9 season, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Boulder Daily Camera. Oklahoma is already at work on its 2012 class, writes John Hoover of the Tulsa World. Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog Click here to view the article.