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Ranking the early recruiting classes: Part 2

6/28/2010

You saw the second half of the Big 12 this morning. Here's how the rest of the conference stacks up on the recruiting trail for 2011. Here's a look at both halves in one click.

All the information below is from our ESPNU database. And again, remember, each of these commitments in non-binding, and players won't be able to sign an official letter of intent until February 2011.

1. Texas

Total commitments: 22

ESPNU150 members: 9

Top recruit: Christian Westerman, OT

ESPNU ranks the Longhorns' class as No. 1 in the nation, far above No. 2 LSU. They have the most commits and the most ESPNU 150 members, including two of the top prospects at their positions, Westerman and CB Quandre Diggs. The de-committed DT Quincy Russell re-committed over the weekend to bring Texas' total to 22.

2. Oklahoma

Total commitments: 17

ESPNU150 members: 6

Top recruit: Trey Metoyer, WR

Oklahoma has the second-most ESPNU 150 members, behind Texas, and the No. 4 overall class. Metoyer brings some much-needed help to the Sooners receivers, who lost to Texas out on a handful of top wideouts in the 2010 class.

3. Nebraska

Total commitments: 12

ESPNU150 members: 2

Top recruits: Bubba Starling and Jamal Turner, QBs

The Huskers needed help at QB, and they'll be getting it. Turner and Starling could stage some impressive battles in camp, and if I take a gander into the looking glass, I see one of them transferring before his career is over. ESPNU ranks the Huskers' class No. 12.

4-a. Texas Tech

Total commitments: 14

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruits: Bradley Marquez and Kenny Williams, RB

The Red Raiders' pair of top-25 running backs mean the depth at running back likely won't be gone any time soon.

4-b. Oklahoma State

Total commitments: 12

ESPNU150 members: 1

Top recruit: Herschel Sims, RB

The Cowboys also have the nation's No. 11 QB, J.W. Walsh, who probably just missed the ESPNU 150 list.

6. Missouri

Total commitments: 10

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Sheldon Richardson, DT

The two-year junior college wait for Richardson could be over soon for the former blue-chip recruit and Tigers’ commit.