Big 12: Derrick Griffin

Looking ahead to signing day ... 2013

February, 2, 2012
2/02/12
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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.

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