Let’s take a look at how your favorite team in the Big 12 is recruiting during the national pandemic
Baylor- Big 12 Rank, No. 2
Despite the departure of Matt Ruhl Baylor is sitting at the No.2 spot in the Big 12 recruiting rankings. This class is on pace to be one of the best in school history if head coach Dave Aranda continues to add key pieces. The 2021 class has a total of nine commits, highlighted by running back Jordan Jenkins, who has a composite score of .8863.
Iowa State – Big 12 Rank, No. 3
Head Coach Matt Campbell is arguably the hottest coaching name in the country. Not only is Campbell a great coach, but he is also a great recruiter. The Cyclones come in a No.3 in the conference and their class is highlighted by wide receiver Robert Army, who has a composite score of .8593.
Kansas- Big 12 Rank, No. 4
Kansas is known to be one of the toughest jobs in the country, but that hasn’t stopped Les Miles on the recruiting trail. The Jayhawks are currently fourth in the Big 12 in recruiting. The 2021 class has ten commits, highlighted by running back Devin Neal, who has a composite score of .8660.
Kansas State- Big 12 Rank, No. 8
Chris Klieman and the Wildcats are making improvements in the recruiting ranks although the numbers may not indicate that. Their average composite score is .8737, which is an improvement from last year’s mark of .8439. The 2021 class has six commits, highlighted by pro-style quarterback Jake Rubely, who has a composite score of .9292.
Oklahoma-Big 12 Rank, No. 7
Lincoln Riley has built a juggernaut in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners are currently the seventh-best team in the conference in recruiting. While the ranking is in unfamiliar territory for Oklahoma, they only have five commits. The average composite score for the class is .9017, which is the norm for them. The 2021 class is highlighted by Cody Jackson, who has a composite score of .9556.
Oklahoma State- Big 12 Rank, No. 10
Mike Gundy and his mullet are off to a slow start in recruiting as the Pokes are dead last in the Big 12. By the time the class commences, Oklahoma State should be in the top 5, which is generally the norm for them. The 2021 class is highlighted by ball-hawking safety Ty Williams, who has a composite score .8647.
TCU- Big 12 Rank, No. 9
The Horned Frogs have only 4 commits, which is why they are ranked No.9 in the Big 12 in recruiting. This class is highlighted by defensive lineman Chris Murray, who has a composite score of .8647.
Texas- Big 12 Rank, No. 1
The Longhorns hold the top spot and by looking at the history, they should not finish lower than No.2. Tom Herman continues to prove that he is one of the best recruiters in the country, but that hasn’t necessarily translated to success on the field. That said, it long overdue for Texas to take the next step to be on par with the top teams in the country. Texas’ 2021 class is highlighted by in-state ATH Ja’Tavion Sanders, who has a composite score of .9873.
Texas Tech- Big 12 Rank, No. 5
The Red Raiders come in at the No.5 spot. The 2021 class is highlighted by promising quarterback Behren Morton, who has a composite score of .9127.
West Virginia- Big 12 Rank, No. 6
Neal Brown has been recruiting at a high level since coming to Morgantown. In his first class, WVU finished in the top 4 in the conference and now they are sixth place. The good news is that the Mountaineers only have six commits, and the average composite score is .8804, which is higher than Brown’s 2020 class. The 2021 recruiting class is highlighted by in-state offensive tackle Wyatt Milum, who has a composite score of .9651.