Across the Big 12, teams are looking for instant impact from their recruiting classes. Several of those potential instant impact players have enrolled at their schools early, looking for a chance to play right away.
Below is a breakdown of all the Big 12 early enrollees, and their outlooks for the spring:
OG Jarell Broxton: Could grab a starting role with All-American guard Cyril Richardson gone.
CB Chris Sanders: Was a favorite to start, but is out for the spring after shoulder surgery.
CB Tion Wright: Less highly-touted than Sanders, but has an opportunity with Sanders out.
WR Davion Hall: Recruited as a receiver, Hall is a powerful athlete who gives Baylor another potential dynamic playmaker.
RB Terence Williams: A bruising runner destined to someday fill the role held last season by Glasco Martin.
TE Jordan Feuerbacher: Baylor lost tight ends Jordan Najvar and Jerod Monk off last season's team so there’s an opportunity for Feuerbacher.
LB Jordan Harris: Harris was the No. 5 juco ILB in the country, and will help ease the sting of losing All-Big 12 LB Jeremiah George.
S Devron Moore: The Cyclones graduated both Jacques Washington and Deon Broomfield so help is needed here.
DE Gabe Luna: Luna is one of three juco DEs the Cyclones signed, but the first to arrive on campus.
OG/C Keyon Haughton: Charlie Weis calls him “a bad muchacho,” and the Jayhawks will need him to play right away.
S Anthony Smithson: Adds depth and versatility to an already deep and experienced secondary.
OT Luke Hayes: Could answer the call at a key spot vacated by departing All-Big 12 OT Cornelius Lucas.
CB Danzel McDaniel: One of the top juco corners in the country, McDaniel could lock up a starting role quickly.
TE Dayton Valentine: Adds depth as a blocking tight end.
OL Bryce Fitzner: Will have time to fill out his 6-7 frame.
TE Isaac Ijalana: The No. 1 juco TE in the country, Ijalana could help stabilize a position that has given the Sooners trouble the past couple seasons.
LB Devante Bond: Bond adds depth to what potentially could be one of the best linebacking corps in the country.
FB Dimitri Flowers: The Sooners need a replacement for departing all-conference blocking fullback Trey Millard.
LB Devante Averette: The hard-hitting Averette has an opportunity to nail down a starting role this spring with All-Big LBs Caleb Lavey and Shaun Lewis gone.
WR Tyreek Hill: Hill is running track this spring and has already broken several records; he gives the Cowboys a speedy playmaker to help ease the early loss of Josh Stewart.
RB Devon Thomas: Thomas was the highest-rated running back from the state of Oklahoma, and adds depth to a position that could use some help.
S Kenny Iloka: Iloka has already impressed, and pads a deep and talented safety rotation at TCU.
OG Frank Kee: Will be asked to fill a starting job inside on the TCU offensive line.
TE Blake Whiteley: The nation’s No. 2 juco tight end, the Longhorns signed to fill a position that’s been inconsistent for them.
OLB Andrew Beck: With Texas’ depth at LB, Beck most likely is a redshirt candidate.
OG Alex Anderson: Recruited by Joe Wickline when still at Oklahoma State, Anderson was a late addition to the class.
S Josh Keys: The nation’s No. 5 juco safety, Keys could step into the spot vacated be departing veteran Tre’ Porter.
DT Keland McElrath: Has been dealing with a foot stress fracture, but the Red Raiders need help at DT with Kerry Hyder and Dartwan Bush gone.
OT Sylvester Townes: The Mountaineers have two holes at tackle, giving Townes a chance to make an instant impact.
DE Davonte James: The ESPN 300 signee brings speed to West Virginia’s D-end position.
WR Ricky Rogers: Rogers is a redshirt candidate with the entire West Virginia WR rotation back from last season.