Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Surveying the top recruits in Big 12 country
By David Ubben
Our crack RecruitingNation team released their first ESPN 150 for the class of 2014 last week, a list that will shift a bit over the next nine months, but serves as a starting place for what the nation's top recruits look like and where they're hailing from.
You can see a further breakdown here, with lots of intriguing numbers. There are 16 ESPN 150 prospects in Texas, the second most of any state, but well behind Florida's 26. Making an impact in the state of Texas is how you win in the Big 12, but with Oklahoma State's emergence and TCU's new Big 12 membership, there are a few more hands in the pot for elite prospects than there used to be.
Two more ESPN 150 prospects are from Kansas and three other Big 12 states have one ESPN 150 member: Iowa, Kansas and West Virginia.
The biggest group of ESPN 150 members by position: wide receivers, with 18.