Texas programs at the top of Big 12
Originally Published: November 17, 2011By John Stovall | ESPN Recruiting Nation
Here's a team-by-team breakdown of the Big 12's 2012 recruiting classes after the early signing period. Cameron Ridley (Fort Worth, Texas/Bush) is the stud of the class and should be a major contributor immediately. He is a major low-post player who can score and rebound. ESPNU 100 C Prince Ibeh (Garland, Texas/Naaman Forest) will probably need to play early, though he is raw offensively. He is an athletic, fantastic defender with great tools to build on. PG Javan Felix (New Orleans/St. Augustine) is great insurance in case Myck Kabongo decides to leave early; PF Connor Lammert (San Antonio/Winston Churchill) is a sleeper who could be good down the road; and SF Ioannis Papapetrou (Melbourne, Fla./ Florida Air Academy) is a shooter who can stretch the defense. Isaiah Austin (Arlington, Texas/Grace Prep), perhaps the most talented player in the 2012 class. He needs to play with more urgency, but the tools are there for stardom. L.J. Rose (Houston/Westbury Christian) is a super-solid point guard who can run a team and score. Chad Rykhoek (Fort Worth, Texas/Fort Worth Christian) is a stretch 4-man who will need to be accounted for on the perimeter.
2012 EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
Many decisions were made during the early signing period but Arizona looks to be the big winner.