Big 12: Derrick Griffin

Looking ahead to signing day ... 2013

February, 2, 2012
Had enough of signing day shenanigans?

Too bad.

We'll do it all again next year.

And who will be a few names to watch?

Our recruiting staff has you covered.

They took a look at the top 100 players in the Class of 2013 -- players whose heavy recruitment basically starts now and who will sign their letters of intent this time next year.

For the purposes of this post, here's a few of the top prospects in Texas that any Big 12 team would love to have. You'll need ESPN Insider to see more specs on these future stars, but here's a taste.

Jake Raulerson, OT, Celina: Big-framed, high-ceiling tackle with very good foot quickness and agility.

Kohl Stewart, QB, Saint Pius X: Excellent physical tools yet still has the upside to mature in many areas. Committed to Texas A&M.

Keith Ford, RB, Cypress Ranch: A hard, durable runner who can get the tough inside yards or get outside.

Jamar Gibson, WR, Sterling: An explosive receiver with a great mix of size, speed and strength. Committed to Texas A&M.

Derrick Griffin, WR, Terry: A big-framed, athletic receiver with tight end potential at college level. Committed to Texas A&M.

Darius James, C, Harker Heights: A big, versatile interior lineman on offense with potential value at DL.

Justin Manning, DT, Kimball: An overpowering interior lineman who can cause disruption versus the run and pass.