The gang over at ESPN RISE came up with a unique project where they ranked the top recruits coming out of high school over the last decade.
Here's a look at Big 12 players who were selected for the first three teams. The team is dominated by selections from Texas and Oklahoma -- the two programs that have dominated the conference during the past decade.
RB Cedric Benson (2000) Lee (Midland, Texas)/Texas
RB Adrian Peterson (2003) Palestine (Palestine, Texas)/Oklahoma
K Jimmy Stevens (2006) Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.)/Oklahoma
QB/DB Vince Young (2001) Madison (Houston, Texas)/Texas
DL Tommie Harris (2000) Ellison (Killeen, Texas)/Oklahoma
DL Gerald McCoy (2005) Southeast (Oklahoma City, Okla.)/Oklahoma
DL Ndamukong Suh (2004) Grant (Portland, Ore.)/Nebraska
OL Tray Allen (2006) South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)/Texas
QB/RB Chase Daniel (2004) Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas)/Missouri
QB/RB Garrett Gilbert (2008) Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)/Texas
LB Sergio Kindle (2005) Woodrow Wilson (Dallas, Texas)/Texas
DB Reggie Smith (2004) Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.)/Oklahoma
TE Jermaine Gresham (2005) Ardmore (Ardmore, Okla.)/Oklahoma
OL Baker Steinkuhler (2007) Southwest (Lincoln, Neb.)/Nebraska