Big 12: Ricky Rogers

Across the Big 12, teams are looking for instant impact from their recruiting classes. Several of those potential instant impact players have enrolled at their schools early, looking for a chance to play right away.

Below is a breakdown of all the Big 12 early enrollees, and their outlooks for the spring:

BAYLOR

Juco

OG Jarell Broxton: Could grab a starting role with All-American guard Cyril Richardson gone.

CB Chris Sanders: Was a favorite to start, but is out for the spring after shoulder surgery.

CB Tion Wright: Less highly-touted than Sanders, but has an opportunity with Sanders out.

LB Grant Campbell: With All-Big 12 LB Eddie Lackey gone, Bears hoping Campbell can fill a starting role alongside Bryce Hager.

High school

WR Davion Hall: Recruited as a receiver, Hall is a powerful athlete who gives Baylor another potential dynamic playmaker.

RB Terence Williams: A bruising runner destined to someday fill the role held last season by Glasco Martin.

TE Jordan Feuerbacher: Baylor lost tight ends Jordan Najvar and Jerod Monk off last season's team so there’s an opportunity for Feuerbacher.

IOWA STATE

Juco

LB Jordan Harris: Harris was the No. 5 juco ILB in the country, and will help ease the sting of losing All-Big 12 LB Jeremiah George.

S Devron Moore: The Cyclones graduated both Jacques Washington and Deon Broomfield so help is needed here.

DE Gabe Luna: Luna is one of three juco DEs the Cyclones signed, but the first to arrive on campus.

KANSAS

Juco

OG/C Keyon Haughton: Charlie Weis calls him “a bad muchacho,” and the Jayhawks will need him to play right away.

CB Ronnie Davis: The Jayhawks return starting cornerbacks Dexter McDonald and JaCorey Shepherd, but you can never have enough corners in the Big 12.

S Anthony Smithson: Adds depth and versatility to an already deep and experienced secondary.

KANSAS STATE

Juco

WR Andre Davis: All-Big 12 WR Tyler Lockett needs someone to emerge on the other side, and the No. 5-ranked juco WR has a great chance to do just that.

OT Luke Hayes: Could answer the call at a key spot vacated by departing All-Big 12 OT Cornelius Lucas.

CB Danzel McDaniel: One of the top juco corners in the country, McDaniel could lock up a starting role quickly.

Grayshirt

TE Dayton Valentine: Adds depth as a blocking tight end.

OL Bryce Fitzner: Will have time to fill out his 6-7 frame.

OKLAHOMA

Juco

TE Isaac Ijalana: The No. 1 juco TE in the country, Ijalana could help stabilize a position that has given the Sooners trouble the past couple seasons.

LB Devante Bond: Bond adds depth to what potentially could be one of the best linebacking corps in the country.

High school

QB Justice Hansen: Will be the third-team QB with Blake Bell moving to TE and Baker Mayfield ineligible until 2015.

FB Dimitri Flowers: The Sooners need a replacement for departing all-conference blocking fullback Trey Millard.

OKLAHOMA STATE

Juco

LB Devante Averette: The hard-hitting Averette has an opportunity to nail down a starting role this spring with All-Big LBs Caleb Lavey and Shaun Lewis gone.

WR Tyreek Hill: Hill is running track this spring and has already broken several records; he gives the Cowboys a speedy playmaker to help ease the early loss of Josh Stewart.

High school

QB Mason Rudolph: One of the highest-rated QBs ever to sign with the Cowboys, Rudolph will battle J.W. Walsh immediately for the starting job.

RB Devon Thomas: Thomas was the highest-rated running back from the state of Oklahoma, and adds depth to a position that could use some help.

TCU

Juco

S Kenny Iloka: Iloka has already impressed, and pads a deep and talented safety rotation at TCU.

OG Frank Kee: Will be asked to fill a starting job inside on the TCU offensive line.

TEXAS

Juco

TE Blake Whiteley: The nation’s No. 2 juco tight end, the Longhorns signed to fill a position that’s been inconsistent for them.

High school

OLB Andrew Beck: With Texas’ depth at LB, Beck most likely is a redshirt candidate.

OG Alex Anderson: Recruited by Joe Wickline when still at Oklahoma State, Anderson was a late addition to the class.

TEXAS TECH

Juco

S Josh Keys: The nation’s No. 5 juco safety, Keys could step into the spot vacated be departing veteran Tre’ Porter.

DT Keland McElrath: Has been dealing with a foot stress fracture, but the Red Raiders need help at DT with Kerry Hyder and Dartwan Bush gone.

WR Devin Lauderdale: Was a four-star player coming out of high school and will give QB Davis Webb another weapon on the inside.

WEST VIRGINIA

Juco

QB Skyler Howard: Has a chance to make a move on the QB competition, especially with Clint Trickett out for the spring.

S Keishawn Richardson: Opened up the spring as the second-string cornerback behind Daryl Worley, who started as a true freshman in 2013.

LB Edward Muldrow II: Currently backing up returning starter Isaiah Bruce as the Sam linebacker.

OT Sylvester Townes: The Mountaineers have two holes at tackle, giving Townes a chance to make an instant impact.

High school

DE Davonte James: The ESPN 300 signee brings speed to West Virginia’s D-end position.

WR Ricky Rogers: Rogers is a redshirt candidate with the entire West Virginia WR rotation back from last season.
Signing day was just a week ago, you say? Well, recruiting is a year-round game, and coaches don't care all that much that players won't be able to sign for almost 360 more days. Which teams have a nice head start on the 2014 classes? Let's take a quick look.

Texas Longhorns

Total commits: 7
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 6
Class notes: Texas already has a commit from a quarterback in Jerrod Heard, who hails from the same high school as Oklahoma State's J.W. Walsh. San Antonio native Derick Roberson, a defensive end, is in the fold, and so is offensive tackle Demetrius Knox.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Total commits: 4
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 1
Class notes: Texas Tech already has four players committed to come to Lubbock in 2014, and three are offensive skill-position players. Dual-threat quarterback D.J. Gillins is coming from Jacksonville, Fla., and is the class' one ESPN 150 Watch List talent. Running back Justin Stockton, receiver Jakari Dillard and defensive end L.J. Collier are also in Kliff Kingsbury's first full class.

Baylor Bears

Total commits: 3
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 1
Class notes: Baylor has commits from three Texas skill-position players. Receiver Davion Hall is the ESPN 150 Watch Lister, and he's joined by receiver Chris Platt and running back Terence Williams.

Oklahoma Sooners

Total commits: 2
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 1
Class notes: Oklahoma has a commit from receiver Armanti Foreman, the lone ESPN 150 Watch List member. The Texas City, Texas native joins outside linebacker Vontre McQuinnie from Lancaster, Texas, in Oklahoma's class.

Iowa State Cyclones

Total commits: 1
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 1
Class notes: Iowa State's lone commit is receiver Allen Lazard, an Urbandale, Iowa, native who's on our ESPN 150 Watch List.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Total commits: 1
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 1
Class notes: Oklahoma State grabbed a commitment all the way back on Dec. 15 from Broken Arrow, Okla., running back Devon Thomas, who's on our ESPN 150 Watch List.

TCU Horned Frogs

Total commits: 2
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 0
Class notes: TCU has two tadpoles in the fold thus far, and both are natives of the DFW metroplex. Receiver Emanuel Porter is from Dallas, and cornerback Nick Foster is from Fort Worth.

West Virginia Mountaineers

Total commits: 1
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 0
Class notes: West Virginia's lone commit thus far is receiver Ricky Rogers, from Monroeville, Pa.

Kansas Jayhawks

Total commits: 0
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 0

Kansas State Wildcats

Total commits: 0
Commits on ESPN 150 Watch List: 0

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