The 2010 All-Big 12 team ... as recruits

We're now less than a week away from signing day. Any national recruiting class is littered with five-stars who don't quite meet their potential, and two-star recruits who turn into first-round picks.

Analyzing the recruiting game isn't perfect, but it's not worthless, either.

Looking back is always interesting, so here's how my All-Big 12 team from 2010 looked as recruits on signing day.


QB: Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State -- walk-on, returned to OSU after minor league baseball career

RB: Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State -- No. 73 running back, three stars

RB: Daniel Thomas, Kansas State -- signed with K-State out of junior college, ranked No. 35 overall JUCO recruit, four stars

WR: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State -- No. 139 receiver, three stars

WR: Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma -- No. 58 athlete, four stars

TE: Michael Egnew, Missouri -- not ranked as receiver, two stars

C: Tim Barnes, Missouri -- No. 18 offensive guard, three stars

OL: Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State -- unranked JUCO prospect

OL: Nate Solder, Colorado -- No. 35 tight end, three stars

OL: Ricky Henry, Nebraska -- No. 53 offensive guard, three stars

OL: Danny Watkins, Baylor -- No. 39 overall JUCO recruit, four stars


DE: Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma -- No. 11 defensive end, No. 137 overall prospect, four stars

DT: Jared Crick, Nebraska -- No. 86 defensive end, three stars

DT: Lucas Patterson, Texas A&M -- No. 10 offensive guard, three stars

DE: Sam Acho, Texas -- No. 14 defensive end, No. 114 overall prospect, four stars

LB: Von Miller, Texas A&M -- No. 37 defensive end, three stars

LB: Lavonte David, Nebraska -- No. 7 overall JUCO recruit, four stars

LB: Orie Lemon, Oklahoma State -- No. 40 outside linebacker, three stars

CB: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska -- No. 31 running back, three stars

CB: Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska -- No. 44 cornerback, three stars

S: Quinton Carter, Oklahoma -- No. 39 safety, three stars

S: Byron Landor, Baylor -- No. 48 safety, three stars in high school, No. 100 overall JUCO recruit


P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State -- unranked

K: Alex Henery, Nebraska -- walk-on, unranked

KR: Coryell Judie, Texas A&M -- No. 28 overall JUCO recruit, four stars

PR: Niles Paul, Nebraska -- No. 49 receiver, three stars