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 226 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.
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.
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 Alabama Crimson Tide's 2014 class fill just about every need on the board, and that includes linebacker.
about 306 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 311 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Signing day 2014 is less than 50 days away, and verbal commitments are about to start picking up. That's why RecruitingNation is getting a leg up on predicting where uncommitted ESPN 300 prospects will land.
As expected, this was one of the busiest weeks in the Big 12 from a recruiting standpoint. Teams were looking to fill in last-minute vacancies, and players were looking to finalize their college plans.
about 327 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Steve Sarkisian and USC landed a major building block for their future this past weekend when a blue-chip 2015 quarterback committed; a longtime Texas commit flipped to rival Texas A&M on Sunday; and a five-star cornerback said he will narrow his list to four schools early this week.
about 328 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: The extended dead period kept coaches from making face-to-face contact with recruits for more than a month, but Thursday they were on the road again; new Texas coach Charlie Strong used the end of the dead period to visit with Edwin Freeman and he was rewarded with a commitment; and an LSU commit is looking hard at Oklahoma and Arizona State.
about 338 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
Just when the Texas Longhorns needed some good news from the defensive side of their recruiting class, an ESPN 300 safety/linebacker delivered it with a verbal commitment. Edwin Freeman (Arlington, Texas/Bowie) pledged to new coach Charlie Strong on Thursday afternoon, giving the Longhorns another ESPN 300 prospect and further quieting the grumblings of the Longhorns losing three four-star defensive tackles last week.
about 338 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail