Big 12 recruiting scorecard


Recruiting never stops. And even though the ink is barely dry on the letters of intent from national signing day last week, schools have begun putting together their 2016 classes. With that, we'll be turning the page on the Big 12 recruiting scorecard to next year as well:


Total commits: 6

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 4

The latest: Baylor continues to be an attractive destination for premier skill players. The Bears have already secured pledges from quarterback Zach Smith, running back Kameron Martin and wideout Tren'Davian Dickson, all three of whom are ranked in the ESPN Junior 300. The Bears also have the No. 11 overall recruit in the country on board in Silsbee, Texas, offensive tackle Patrick Hudson. Given the tremendous start, this will have a chance to be the highest-rated class Art Briles has ever signed.

Iowa State

Total commits: 0

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Cyclones had success at Urbandale High in Iowa two years ago, snagging four-star wideout Allen Lazard. Iowa State will try to pluck another promising prospect from Urbandale in three-star guard Jake Heinrich, whom the Cyclones have already offered. Heinrich's Urbandale offensive line teammate, Caleb Bright, figures to also be among the top in-state prospects in the 2016 class.


Total commits: 1

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 0

The latest: David Beaty inherited a potential cornerstone for his 2016 class in three-star running back Aubrey White, who committed to the Jayhawks back in October, well before Beaty was hired. Beaty has an impressive offer list that includes Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and TCU.

Kansas State

Total commits: 2

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Wildcats have a pair of versatile big bodies on board in Xavier Kelly and Nick Lenners, who committed to K-State over the weekend. Lenners (6-4, 230) is likely to be a tight end, while the future of Kelly (6-5, 220) could be on defense.


Total commits: 2

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 1

The latest: After ignoring quarterbacks in this past class, the Sooners are looking to land a big-time one in 2016. Names to watch include Shane Buechele of Arlington, Texas, and Dwayne Haskins of Potomac, Maryland. Both are ranked in the ESPN Junior 300 and both hold Sooners offers.

Oklahoma State

Total commits: 0

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 0

The latest: After signing back-to-back ESPN 300 quarterbacks in Mason Rudolph and John Kolar, Oklahoma State will try to land yet another in 2016. It will be interesting to see if the Cowboys pursue ESPN Junior 300 QB Keaton Torre, who just moved from Edmond, Oklahoma, to Utah. Torre is committed to Louisville, but Oklahoma State has indicated interest. Running back figures to be a focal point for the Cowboys as well, and Oklahoma State has emerged as the early favorite to nab one of the top in-state prospects in Tulsa's Justice Hill.


Total commits: 7

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 3

The latest: Fresh off a 12-1 season, TCU is off to a fast start but lost its top pledge in four-star athlete Christian Wallace, who decommitted Sunday night. Longtime TCU defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas' retirement could have spurred Wallace's change of heart. The Horned Frogs still have seven commitments, and after not signing a quarterback last week, the Horned Frogs already have two committed for next year, including Brennen Wooten, who is rated as the four No. 4 dual-threat QB in the country at the moment.


Total commits: 3

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 2

The latest: After signing a trio of four-star receivers last week, the Longhorns have more pass-catching help on the way. Not only are ESPN Junior 300 receivers Collin Johnson and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps committed to Texas, they are planning to enroll early. Johnson, from San Jose, California, is the younger brother of 2015 Texas running back signee Kirk Johnson.

Texas Tech

Total commits: 2

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 0

The latest: After striking out at quarterback in 2015 after losing Jarrett Stidham to Baylor, the Red Raiders got an early pledge for 2016 in DeSoto, Texas, standout Tristen Wallace, who is being recruited both as an athlete and a quarterback. As with Stidham, the Red Raiders might have to fight to keep Wallace, especially from Ohio State, which has offered him and reportedly caught his eye.

West Virginia

Total commits: 4

ESPN Junior 300 commits: 0

The latest: The Mountaineers had a big-time visitor last weekend in four-star defensive tackle Ellison Jordan, who is one of the top rising seniors in Maryland. The Mountaineers already have a pair of defensive end commitments in three-star Logan Thomas and in-state prospect Reese Donahue.