Texas' coaches, including Mack Brown, went on the offensive Wednesday to reassure recruits after the departure of offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to positive results.
Damien Harris, a 2015 RB prospect in Kentucky, already has a Michigan offer and will visit Ann Arbor for the Michigan State game.
It would have been bad for Alabama to lose defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and his recruiting ties to neighboring Georgia. It could have been worse for him to end up at archrival Auburn.
Maryland four-star offensive tackle Na'Ty Rodgers, who has an offer from Oklahoma and will be visiting the Sooners in two weeks, has a family tie to OU. His father, Tyrone, played for the Sooners for a season.
Naim Mustafaa is the youngest son of former Georgia Tech and NFL standout Najee Mustafaa. But the family tie to the Yellow Jackets doesn't mean he won't listen to Georgia's pitch.
Careful to never overstep his place or abuse his status, NFL Pro Bowl player Richard Seymour has guided his adopted son DeVondre Seymour's development into a great 2013 prospect.
With Texas pursuing a number of out-of-state prospects for the 2012 class, HornsNation looks at Mack Brown's efforts.
2013 WR prospect Laquon Treadwell battles 2012 Michigan DB commit Anthony Standifer every day in practice at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill.
With a brother who played at Oklahoma, Justin Manning has ties to the Sooners. But he plans on making his own recruiting decision.
Class of 2012 defensive back Torshiro Davis is getting interested in the Longhorns, thanks to the efforts and SEC ties of Bo Davis.
With family members already on the Georgia roster, Jonathan Howard feels a close tie with the Bulldogs' recruiting.
The Texas Longhorns welcomed six new coaches who brought national recruiting ties, but it's an old approach that's helping expand Texas' recruiting borders.