Big 12 coaches talk recruiting East Texas at media day

DALLAS, TX - The Big 12 wrapped up its media days at the Omni Hotel in Dallas this afternoon. Texas, Oklahoma, and Baylor were among the schools that took the podium on day number two. The 2013 Big 12 title race is wide open as numerous schools are breaking in new quarterbacks, and the depth of the league is outstanding. Oklahoma State is picked to win the conference, but six teams received first place votes. Talent from top to bottom is the biggest reason the conference is so tightly packed and several coaches talked about the importance of coming to East Texas for some of their top recruits.

Texas head coach Mack Brown said, "When we first got to Texas, A&M was recruiting all the kids in East Texas or they were going to Oklahoma, or Oklahoma State. One of things DeLoss Dodds told me, we've got to get a stronger presence in East Texas to be able to win."

Baylor head coach Art Briles added, "East Texas is a huge recruiting base for us and has been ever since 2002 when I went to Houston, you know because I know there are great athletes out there. "