The editorial team over at Barking Carnival took a look at the changing dynamic of recruiting involving Oklahoma and Texas. It seems the two fierce Big XII rivals aren't fighting quite as many recruiting battles in 2013 as they have in recent year. Specifically, it seems that the Sooners are not going after as many players in Texas for the 2013 class. BC expounds on a few potential reasons for this development, including this excerpt:
New staff at Texas. An evaluation change at Texas began with Muschamp on defense and, to a much lesser extent Applewhite's lobbying as a junior member of the offensive staff, but now we boast an entire staff more willing to work to find - and define correctly - desired player attributes. Previous staffs didn't and Texas fans believed the hype when pay-sites, in pandering complicity, pared the known universe of good players in-state to Players Texas Is Interested In. Before that, OU was getting a lot of the players that they wanted that we didn't particularly value. Probably at TCU's expense. Specifically, this staff now evaluates OL and Athlete ballas much differently than previous regimes.
Head on over to Barking Carnival to read more about Texas and Oklahoma recruiting!