Nebraska officially left the Big 12 on Friday, but in many ways it may still resemble a Big 12 team. Earlier this year, among the top 75 players in the state of Texas, according to ESPNU, just two signed with schools (Iowa, Michigan) that played the 2010 season in the Big Ten.
But four more -- including three in the top 15 in the state and ESPNU 150 members -- signed with Nebraska. Those three were Nebraska's top three recruits, and five members of the 20-signee class, hailed from Texas.
The Huskers' future recruiting in Texas, where every team in the Big 12 must recruit, as a member of the Big Ten, is a point of debate, but a point with wide-ranging effects for the rest of the Big 12.
I sat down with ESPN's national recruiting director,
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