Penn State receiver Justin Brown told the Oklahoman that he could be transferring to OU in the coming days. Brown, a senior, would be an immediate impact player for the Sooners. Last season he led the Nittany Lions with 35 receptions, 517 yards and two touchdowns.

Brown would also help fill the void early in the season left by suspended receivers Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks. Reynolds and Franks were reinstated on Wednesday but coach Bob Stoops said both would miss a "considerable" amount of games.

Brown is still considering staying at Penn State and he has also been in contact with Cincinnati and Illinois.

Longhorns add kicker, receive three 2014 verbals: Thursday was a good day for Texas coach Mack Brown. First, the Longhorns got news that Penn State kicker/punter Anthony Fera was transferring to UT, then Brown secured three commitments from the 2014 class. 

Abilene (Texas) athlete Lorenzo Joe was the first to go public with his commitment to the Longhorns and later in the day San Antonio (Texas) defensive end Derick Roberson and Houston (Texas) running back Donald Catalon made it known they are also planning to sign with the Longhorns.

Big 12 lands six on Paul Hornig watch list: The Big 12 tied for third with the Big Ten for most players nominated for the Paul Hornig Award, which goes to the "most versatile player in major college football." The Big 12 players to make the list were West Virginia's Tavon Austin, KU's D.J. Beshears, TCU's Brandon Carter, UT's Quandre Diggs, OSU's Justin Gilbert and Iowa State's Josh Lenz.

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