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Now that we’ve gone through every Big 12 recruiting class, I guess it makes sense to grade them all in comparison. This is a little tricky since each team has different goals for their program and different approaches to getting it done, but I’m basically going to rank each class on how likely it is … [Read more…]
Matt Rhule walked into a tough situation, a true fixer-upper if you’ll forgive me, in taking over Briles’ Baylor program. Beyond the acrimony over the scandal that took down Briles and much of the leadership at Baylor, Rhule also came to find a gutted roster and a recruiting class with only a single committed player. … [Read more…]
It’s a make or break year for Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech and that’s evident in this recruiting class, which features 11 early enrollees and nine total JUCO transfers in a group of 19 total players. I wondered if Kingsbury’s recruiting would fall off a bit here given the hot waters he’s treading in Lubbock … [Read more…]
This is the big one, the highest rated B12 class and by a very wide margin. That success led Zack Kram of the leader to speculate that this class might push Oklahoma back into playoff contention. I’m going to play my favorite role as the contrarIAN and note that Oklahoma’s recent run of success that rescued … [Read more…]
Kansas didn’t have to be the worst Power-5 football team in the country. Their resources are better than many other schools, their recruiting situation isn’t necessarily as bad as it seems (KS kids are underrated and they can always recruit Texas), and their culture has proven it knows how to put together a winning effort … [Read more…]
This was the first full class for new head coach Matt Campbell and a good glimpse at whether he’s aiming to make Iowa State “the midwestern program” of the Big 12 and how he plans to get after the rest of the league. The class includes 12 midwestern kids of the 24 signed and then … [Read more…]
I’m slowly starting to begin my breakdowns of every 2017 Big 12 recruiting class. Normally I haven’t even begun it yet so we’re ahead of schedule so far. There’s often a lot of late movement and additions but JUCO signing day is over and early enrollees are increasingly prevalent so many teams have already made … [Read more…]