Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Voting on the Big 12's 2013 impact jucos
By David Ubben
We talked freshmen last week, but today, it's time to look at the league's biggest incoming juco transfers. Take your vote on which one will have the biggest impact in 2013.
Jake Waters, QB, Kansas State: Waters is an All-American who broke Cam Newton's completion percentage record for his Iowa junior college, and he'll try to knock off Daniel Sams and win K-State's starting quarterback spot. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder is No. 70 in our ESPN Juco 100. If he wins the job, he could be a household name this time next year.
Marquel Combs, DT, Kansas: Combs is the highest-ranked player among jucos headed to the Big 12. The No. 3 overall prospect signed on to help Kansas beef up its defensive line and could have a big impact immediately at 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds out of Memphis.
Sam Wren, DE, Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has been raving about Wren, who'll help Oklahoma State fill its void at defensive end, where the Cowboys lost three seniors from last year's team. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Palestine, Texas native is coming to OSU from junior college in Arizona.
Quincy Russell, DT, Oklahoma: Oklahoma needs a whole lot of help on its defensive line, and Russell might be the man to help. The San Antonio, Texas native is a load at 308 pounds and 6-foot-4, ranking as the nation's No. 39 overall juco prospect.
Desmond Harrison, OT, Texas: Texas had success bringing Donald Hawkins in from junior college last year on the offensive line, and they're going back to the well with Harrison, a 6-foot-8, 310-pound California native who'll try to contribute for the Longhorns as the nation's No. 38 overall prospect among jucos.