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Monday, December 17, 2012
Recruiting rewind: 2012 All-Big 12 offense

By David Ubben

Collin Klein
Collin Klein chose to play at Kansas State over Colorado State, Utah and Air Force.
The season has come and gone, and brought with it an All-Big 12 team. But where do these guys come from? How easy is it for a no-name recruit to earn all-conference first-team honors?

Let's take a look at the All-Big 12 offense and see who surprises us.

You'll need ESPN Insider Insider to see each player's recruiting page from back in the day, but I excerpted a bit of what the scouts had to say about each player coming out of high school.

OFFENSE

QB: Collin Klein, Kansas State
RB: Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
RB: James Sims, Kansas
FB: Trey Millard, Oklahoma
WR: Terrance Williams, Baylor
WR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia
WR: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia


TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
C: Joe Madsen, West Virginia
OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor
OL: Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State
OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
OL: LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

I always enjoy looking these up. There wasn't a true superstar blue-chip recruit in this bunch, but what's even more interesting? Not a single juco recruit in this bunch, either. The only player you could consider a real diamond in the rough in this bunch was Madsen. There were plenty more in last year's group.