National Signing Day 2017: Big 12
The Big 12 was locked out of the College Football Playoff last season, but the way to get back is through recruiting. This page will be updated today for National Signing Day. Here are how the classes in the Big 12 are looking:
1. Oklahoma Sooners
Signees: 27, 5*: 0, 4*: 17, 3*: 10, Other: 0
The Sooners have leveraged all of their recent success to gain another great recruiting class. Corner back Justin Broiles enrolled early and could help a secondary that isn’t great. Athlete Ryan Jones Should also be able to create an impact early in his career. There will be more good signings for the Sooners throughout the day.
Top Prospects Signed: CB Justin Broiles (4*), RB Trey Sermon (4*)
2. Texas Longhorns
Commitments: 18, 5*: 0, 4*: 7, 3*:11, Other: 0
Texas has the second best class in the Big 12, but it is good, not great nationally. They will need to get some key signees to move up the ranks. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger impressed enough to be invited to the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp. Toneil Carter could see playing time at the wide receiver position early in his career. Tom Herman has a solid recruiting class to build off of.
Top Prospects Signed: WR Toneil Carter (4*), QB Sam Ehlinger (4*)
3. TCU Horned Frogs
Commitments: 19, 5*: 0, 4*: 6, 3*: 8, Other: 4
Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs were a trendy pick to win the Big 12 last season, but fell short. Fortunately TCU has some recruits to look forward to. Shawn Robinson is a good dual threat quarterback that should be a good fit for TCU’s offense. Jalen Raegor is an exciting wide receiver prospect, who can help recreate the high-powered offense that the Horned Frogs used to have.
Top Prospects Signed: WR Jalen Raegor (4*), OG Wes Harris (4*)
4. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Commitments: 21, 5*: 0, 4*: 4, 3*: 15, Other: 2
Oklahoma State was a few games away from a College Football Playoff appearance. They have a solid recruiting class that should help them maintain their current level of success. Wide receivers Tylan Wallace and Shamond Greenwood are a pair of four star receivers that will catch passes next season. It is an offensive-loaded class for the Cowboys, so Mike Gundy will need to figure a way to outscore all of their opponents, because the defense needs work.
Top Prospects Signed: WR Tylan Wallace (4*), RB Chuba Hubbard (4*)
5. Baylor Bears
Commitments: 27, 5*: 0, 4*: 3, 3*: 24, Other: 0
Matt Rhule has done a fantastic job of turning nothing into something with this recruiting class. Wide receivers are the main coup for the Bears in this class. They have Trestan Ebner and R.J. Snead should both see the field at some point in their careers. Offensive line prospect Xavier Newman is one of the best interior linemen in the class.
Top Prospects Signed: WR R.J. Snead (4*), WR Trestan Ebner (4*)
6. Texas Tech Red Raiders
Commitments: 18, 5*: 0, 4*: 2, 3*: 16, Other: 0
The Red Raiders are known for their offensive skill positions, but they have a class of good defensive players and offensive linemen. Offensive guard Jack Anderson is a top five guard in the class. Two JuCo corners in Octavious Morgan and Jaylon Lane are great finds for Texas Tech and can help out their bad defense.
Top Prospects Signed: OG Jack Anderson (4*), CB Octavious Morgan (4*)
7. Iowa State Cyclones
Signees: 24, 5*: 0, 4*: 2, 3*: 19, Other: 3
Iowa State targeted a lot of JuCo players for their class. Their class is headed by wide receivers Matthew Eaton and Joshua Johnson, who should have an impact soon after arriving to Aimes.
Top Prospects Signed: WR Matthew Eaton (4*), WR Joshua Johnson (4*)
8. West Virginia Mountaineers
Commitments: 21, 5*: 0, 4*:0, 3*: 20, Other: 1
Dana Holgorsen doesn’t have a talented recruiting class, but has a knack for findins diamonds in the rough. Kelby Wickline is an offensive tackle from JuCo who should get a chance to play. Wide receiver Reggie Roberson is their best skill position prospect.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Kelby Wickline (3*), WR Reggie Roberson (3*)
9. Kansas State Wildcats
Commitments: 19, 5*: 0, 4*: 0, 3*: 14, Other: 5
Bill Snyder has lost his grasp on recruiting. The Wildcats have a couple of defensive ends leading the class in Anthony Payne and Wyatt Hubert. Safety Elijah Walker is a good JuCo safety prospect for the Wildcats. They will need to have some of these players outdo expectations.
Top Prospects Signed: DE Anthony Payne (3*), S Elijah Walker (3*)
10. Kansas Jayhawks
Commitments: 19, 5*: 0, 4*: 1, 3*: 17, Other: 2
The Jayhawks are at the bottom of the Big 12 again. They, with some other struggling teams, have to target a lot of JuCo prospects. Quarterback Peyton Bender is a JuCo guy that they hope pans out. A lot of these three stars will need to be great to help Kansas hop out of the bottom of the Big 12.
Top Prospects: QB Peyton Bender (3*), RB Octavious Matthews (4*)
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