Earlier this afternoon, we began the 2014 Big 12 recruiting draft with Round 1. We continue the draft with Round 2: 1. Kansas -- DE Derick Roberson Signed with: Texas Brandon Chatmon: With Jerrod Heard secured as the face of the offense, let's get someone to be the face of the defense.
about 168 days ago | ESPN.com staff | Texas Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- Our five to watch series continues this week with a closer look at a group of incoming freshmen who could be in line to help the Longhorns right away in 2014. You won't see Texas' highest-rated pledge at the top of the list, because this is not exclusively about star ratings.
AUSTIN, Texas - Jerrod Heard has the date on his mind and on his calendar. "June 3," Heard said. "Then it's showtime." The soon-to-be Texas quarterback was one of five Longhorns signees who returned to Austin to compete at the Texas Relays.
Editor's note: This is the first part of a weeklong series breaking down Texas' most important spring position battles when the Longhorns begin practice in two weeks. Moving on: Texas is losing, statistically, one of the best wide receivers in its program's history in Mike Davis.
Now that they've signed their letters of intent, Texas' incoming recruits can officially toss their stars in the trash. They don't matter now. While such ratings and rankings are helpful throughout the recruiting process, they mean nothing once a kid sets foot on campus and joins the program.
As we wait for the start of spring ball, we'll be examining and ranking the positional situations of every team, continuing Thursday with receivers (and tight ends). Some of these outlooks will look different after the spring.
about 245 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
With national signing day in the books, RecruitingNation is looking at the top position classes. For the full series, click here. Nationally (and SEC) The top class of defensive backs goes to Alabama, by a landslide.
about 247 days ago | Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail
Ranking recruits is an unscientific process. If it were, it would be easy to predict future all-conference teams. As an exercise, I've cobbled together what an All-Big 12 team would look like based exclusively on ESPN's freshman recruiting rankings -- though chances are, actual All-Big 12 teams down the road will have a very different look.
about 253 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Charlie Strong has officially been named Mack Brown's successor at Texas. It's a move that appears to get thumbs up from many of his future athletes. As 2014 Texas recruits waited to hear who would be their future head coach, many of them were hoping for the right fit.
about 291 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail