Baylor recruiting capsule
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Baylor: Signing class can be found here.
Breakdown: 23 high school, four junior college, one FBS transfer
Positions: 7 OL, 5 WR, 5 DB, 4 DL, 3 ATH, 3 LB, 2 RB
Where they came from: Texas 25, Canada 2, Bahamas 1, Louisiana 1.
The stud: ATH Darius Jones, Marshall, Texas -- Versatile high school quarterback ranked as the No. 76 player on the ESPNU 150 and as the nation's fourth-best athlete by Scouts Inc. Coach Art Briles beat Oklahoma for this commitment and he's already salivating about using Jones as a slot receiver because of his speed.
Recruiting-class sleeper: DE Rico Forbes, Houston (St. Pius) -- Briles is hoping for a contribution from this native of the Bahamas who was too old to play as a senior in high school because he was already 19 years old. Coaches see the 270-pounder, a one-time Texas A&M oral commitment, as being able to develop into a dominant player if he can get his college transcripts in order.
The one who got away: WR Chris Omigie of Arlington (Lamar) was a vital recruit for the Bears because of his playmaking abilities.The lanky wide receiver would have been a nice fit as a deep threat for several years, but instead decided on an offer from Kansas.
Needs addressed: Offensive line, wide receivers, secondary.
Didn't get it: A breakaway running threat.
Scouts Inc. grade: C (ninth in the Big 12, sixth in South Division).
My take: Briles has surrounded quarterback Robert Griffin with several notable athletic receivers and the makings of an offensive line. But the Bears attracted only 12 true defensive players in the class and will likely transition several of their athlete recruits into defensive roles. It remains their biggest need for the future - particularly with standouts like Joe Pawelek and Jordan Lake entering their senior seasons.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
6:18 3rd Qtr Fresno State 6 Rice 23 Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State