2. 2019 Big 12 Recruiting Rankings
No, really. How good were the Big 12 classes this 2019 recruiting season?
10 Kansas Jayhawks
Les Miles will go all Les Miles and come up with something terrific next year. For now, he did what he could, landing JUCO transfer QB Thomas MacVittie long with a whole lot of interesting athletes. Versatility is the key. Get the speed first, and then figure out what to do with it.
– Kansas Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Les Miles Goes To Work
9 Kansas State Wildcats
Ehhhhh, there’s not a whole lot to get fired up about. New head coach Chris Klieman was able to land enough players from Bill Snyder’s work to get a few parts for the puzzle, but there’s absolutely no star power. However, with lots of running backs and defensive backs, there’s strength in the bulk.
– Kansas State Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Klieman Prepares For Shootouts
8 Texas Tech Red Raiders
There’s just not a whole lot there – for the second year in a row. New head man Matt Wells is just getting going, but he was able to come through late, getting a few parts on National Signing Day just to bulk things up a bit. Landing DE Gilbert Ibeneme early in the process was a massive get for the line.
– Texas Tech Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: It’s An Improvement, But …
7 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Okay, okay, it’s probably better than this. If you want sneak it into the Big 12’s top five, you’re probably right. The defensive side is loaded with athletic playmakers, but the splash came in late with RB Deondrick Glass and WR Langston Anderson two of the upcoming stars.
– Oklahoma State Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: The Cowboys Get Defensive
6 Iowa State Cyclones
The superstars might not be there, but it’s a deep class for the Cyclones with enough bulk talent to keep it all going. Bringing in Jirehl Brock along with Breece Hall boost up the running game, but the defense gets the most help, especially in the secondary.
– Iowa State Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: The Talent Is Starting To Build
5 West Virginia Mountaineers
Neal Brown did a strong job in is first year at the help. There wasn’t a whole lot of time to work, but he managed to crank up the defensive backs and set the ton of athletes. Brown got the guys who can move, and now he gets to try figuring it all out to give the Mountaineer D more right away.
– West Virginia Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Is Neal Brown Bringing The D?
4 Baylor Bears
TCU might have the biggest class in the Big 12, but Baylor’s is second. Best of all, there’s little waste, with almost all of them solid prospects who had more than their share of choices. The speed is coming in as Matt Rhule has found his stride.
– Baylor Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Built For The Big 12 Shootouts
3 TCU Horned Frogs
There might be a massive drop-off from the top two teams to TCU, but it’s hardly a bad place to be in this league. Gary Patterson was able to get more of the high-end prospects than the seven teams ranked lower. The bulk is at defensive back with more than enough athletes to play around with.
– TCU Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Good Enough To Keep Rolling
2 Texas Longhorns
It’s the type of class that’s good enough to combine with what Tom Herman did last year to make Texas a true national championship contender. There wasn’t much happening on National Signing Day, but landing WR Bru McCoy was special. It’s good enough to be in the mix of the top five national classes.
– Texas Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Longhorn Recruiting Really Is Back
1 Oklahoma Sooners
Flip a coin between Texas and Oklahoma for the top spot. The Longhorns got more live bodies and more for the midsection, but the Sooners lived more in the high-rent district of talents. Getting WR Jadon Haselwood late in the game was just enough to make this class a bit more amazing.
– Oklahoma Recruiting 2019 Final Thoughts: Lincoln Riley’s Really, Really Fun Class