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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Recruiting rewind: 2012 All-Big 12 specialists

By David Ubben

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?

We looked at the All-Big 12 offense on Monday. Then we moved on to the defense on Tuesday. Let's take a look at some of the league's top specialists today. I didn't limit this list to just first-teamers.

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.

Quinn Sharp, K/P/KOS, Oklahoma State
Anthony Cantele, K, Kansas State
Kirby Van Der Kamp, P, Iowa State
Tyler Lockett, KR, Kansas State
Tavon Austin, PR/KR, West Virginia
Tramaine Thompson, PR, Kansas State