Big 12 recruiting: team-by-team recap, signing lists


Note: Players are listed in order of their 247Sports composite ratings. National rankings are for the school’s entire list of commitments, not just those players who signed Wednesday.


National rank: 3

Tom Herman, in his first full recruiting cycle, knocked it out of the park. The class is the Longhorns’ best since 2012, Mack Brown’s glory days, and trails only Ohio State and Georgia nationally. … Five of the 10 highest-ranked players on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55 list of top state talent signed Wednesday. If CB Anthony Cook signs, as expected, the Horns will have secured the top four players in Texas, six of the top 10 and nine of the top 15. … So far, 11 members of the Fab 55 have signed with UT. For perspective, last year Herman didn’t sign any top-10 players, just five of the Fab 55 and the class was rated 26th, the worst in 247Sports history. … The DB group is sensational, with the four highest-rated players — if you include Cook — and six of the first eight either cornerbacks or safeties. … Only four of 17 signees are not from Texas.

Texas signees (16)


S;BJ Foster;6-1/188;Angleton

S;Caden Sterns;6-1/192;Cibolo Steele

CB;Jalen Green;6-0/171;Houston Heights

WR;Brennan Eagles;6-3/214;Alief Taylor

S;DeMarvion Overshown;6-4/200;Arp

WR;Al’vonte Woodard;6-1/193;Houston Lamar

CB;D’shawn Jamison;5-10/174;Houston Lamar

OT;Junior Angilau;6-6/297;Salt Lake (Utah) East

QB;Cameron Rising;6-2/209;Newbury Park (Calif.)

TE;Malcolm Epps;6-5/218;Spring Dekaney

QB;Casey Thompson;6-1/184;Newcastle (Okla.)

OT;Rafiti Ghirmai;6-4/290;Frisco Wakeland

OT;Reese Moore;6-6/280;Seminole

OLB;Byron Hobbs;6-3/204;Ft Worth Eastern Hills

K;Cameron Dicker;6-1/187;Lake Travis

P;Ryan Bujcevski;6-0/180;ProKick Australia


National rank: 9

Lincoln Riley started strong with his first recruiting class and finished well, grabbing U.S. Army All-America DE Ronnie Perkins on Wednesday. The edge rusher from St. Louis, sixth in the nation at his position, has the size and strength to step in right away. Perkins racked up 15 sacks this year. … The Sooners have four top-100 national players, starting with Brey Walker, the No. 4 OT. … OU still has high hopes to sign four-star OLB Nik Bonitto and ILB Ayodele Adeoye, both Texas targets, in February. … Waco Midway’s Tanner Mordecai, a consensus four star, is the QB in the class. … Two Fab 55 players in the group: OT Darrell Simpson, No. 16, and CB/WR Jaquayln Crawford, No. 26.

Oklahoma signees (17)


OT;Brey Walker;6-7/320;Okla. City Westmoore

APB;T.J. Pledger;5-8/190;IMG, Bradenton (Fla.)

DE;Ronnie Perkins;6-2/256;St. Louis Lutheran N.

DE;Ron Tatum;6-5/269;Okla. City Putnam City

DE;Jalen Redmond;6-4/233;Okla. City Midwest City

ATH;Jaquayln Crawford;5-9/161;Rockdale

OT;Darrell Simpson;6-7/336;Justin Northwest

OT;Tramonda Moore;6-6/330;Independence CC (Kan.)

QB;Tanner Mordecai;6-3/213;Waco Midway

ATH;Kundarrius Taylor;6-3/200;Memphis Ridgeway

ATH;Jaylon Robinson;5-10/170;Ft. Worth All Saints

CB;Miguel Edwards;6-0/164;Deerfield Beach (Fla.)

DT;Jordan Kelley;6-3/293;Tulsa Union

OLB;Brian Asamoah;6-1/210;Col. (Oh.) De Sales

CB;Starrland Baldwin;5-10/172;Cy Falls

S;Patrick Fields;6-0/190;Tulsa Union

S;Delarrin Turner-Yell;5-10/170;Hempstead


National rank: 20

Gary Patterson might have his finest class, expected to be highlighted Friday by the signing of QB Justin Rogers, rated the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the country. The Bossier City, La., star would be the highest-rated player ever to land at TCU, a borderline five star. … Four-star RB Fabian Franks flipped from Mississippi State to TCU. … The Frogs suffered some late defections with Slidell, La., CB Eddie Smith and Houston Lamar RB Ta’Zhawn Henry. … Two Austin-area talents in the class are Manor DE Ochaun Mathis and Wimberley OL Ian Burnette.

TCU signees (17)


S;Atanza Vongor;6-1/200;South Grand Prairie

WR;Tevailance Hunt;6-2/185;Texarkana

RB;Fabian Franklin;5-11/207;Hattiesburg (Miss.)

OT;Anthony McKinney;6-8/330;Iowa Western CC

CB;Trevon Moehrig-Woodard;6-2/190;Smithson Valley

WR;Bryson Jackson;6-0/182;Kingwood Park

ILB;Ben Wilson;6-2/220;Sumner Senior (Wash.)

ATH;Taye Barber;5-9/185;Cy Springs

ATH John Stephens;6-4/195;Logansport (La.)

DE Ochaun Mathis;6-5/235;Manor

OG;Ian Burnette;6-4/305;Wimberley

C;John Lanz;6-3/295;Denton Guyer

TE;Pro Wells;6-4/235;NW Mississippi CC

WR;Chase Van Wagoner;6-1;180;Lucas Lovejoy

OG;Esteban Avila;6-4/308;South Grand Prairie

OT;Kris Dike;6-6/290;Van

S;Hidari Ceasar;Monroe (La.) Richwood


National rank: 22

Matt Rhule’s young staff loaded with Texas high school connections didn’t let a 1-11 record on the field hold them back. They put together a top-25 class, with the headliner QB Gerry Bohanon. The No. 1 player from Arkansas chose Baylor over Auburn, Oregon, North Carolina, Louisville and Arkansas, among others. Bohanon rolled up 11,000-plus passing yards and 5,000 on the ground in high school. … WR BJ Hanspard, son of former Texas Tech great Byron Hanspard, is No. 51 on the Fab 55. … WR Joshua Fleeks and OT Connor Galvin also are top-50 state players, according to 247Sports.

Baylor signees (19)


QB;Gerry Bohanon;6-3/218;Earle (Ark.)

ATH;BJ Hanspard;6-0/180/DeSoto

WR;Joshua Fleeks;5-11/170;Cedar Hill

WR;Tyquan Thornton;6-3/165;Miami Washington

OT;Connor Galvin;6-6/260;Katy

DT;Joshua Landry;6-2/250;Houston Lamar

TE;Bralen Taylor;6-7/221;Cuero

S;Christian Morgan;6-0/188;Porter

OT;Casey Phillips;6-5/280;Franklin

TE;Cristoph Henle;6-5/245;Arlington Oakridge

ATH;Mark Milton;6-1/175;Clear Brook

OT;Jackson Kimble;6-5/260;Southlake Carroll

WR;Jackson Gleeson;6-1/160;Mansfield

S;JT Woods;6-2/175;Cibolo Steele

OG;Princeton Pines;6-5/327;Baton Rouge Tara

OT;Ylijaah Hall;6-5/293;Bryan

TE;Ben Sims;6-5/241;San Antonio Clark

DE;Marje Smith;6-6/205;Marshall

P;Issac Power;6-2/180;Parker (Colo.) Ponderosa


National rank: 27

With Mason Rudolph and James Washington off to the NFL, the Cowboys restocked the skill positions. QB Spencer Sanders of Denton Ryan is the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year. Sanders had incredible stats this year: 3,845 yards and 54 TDs passing and 1,380 yards and 16 TDs rushing. … C.J. Moore, a 6-5 wideout who fell just short of five-star status, is the blue-chip receiver, WR Sean Michael Flanagan was a late flip from Arkansas and Jonathan Shepherd is a 6-4 pass catcher. … The Pokes signed four OL prospects who stand 6-5 or taller. … Late add DE Braden Cassity of Westlake could be a surprise.

Oklahoma State signees (22)


WR;CJ Moore;6-5/175;Tulsa Union

QB;Spencer Sanders;6-2/190;Denton Ryan

ATH;Sean Michael Flanagan;6-1/181;Charleston (Ark.)

WR;Jonathan Shepherd;6-4/196;Kilgore

CB;JayVeon Cardwell;5-11/174;Cibolo Steele

OG;Bryce Bray;6-5/309;Bixby (Okla.)

DE;Michael Scott;6-5/240;Trinity Valley CC

CB;Tanner McCalister;5-11/182;Rockwall-Heath

C;Tyrese Williams;6-3/285;Cy Ridge

OT;Jacob Farrell;6-6/280;Sulpher (Okla.)

S;Jason Taylor;6-1/175;Okla City Albert

DE;Tyler Lacy;6-4/238;Sachse

RB;Jahmyl Jeter;6-0/203;San Antonio Brennan

OT;Hunter Woodard;6-5/296;Tuscola (Ill.)

S;Kanion Williams;6-0/170;Dallas S. Oak Cliff

S;Kolby Peel;6-0/209;A & M Consolidated

OT;Hunter Anthony;6-7/320;Tuttle (Okla.)

ILB;Blake Barron;6-0/225;Rockwall

S;Jarrick Bernard;6-1/195;Shreveport (La.) Evangel

TE;Jake Ross;6-7/243;NE Oklahoma A & M

DE;Braden Cassity;6-2/240;Westlake

ATH;Gabe Lemons;6-2/175;Coppell


National rank: 30

Not only did WVU round up one of its highest-ranked classes, but it didn’t even rely on junior college players. Only three of the 18 signees are transfers. The group is led by DE Dante Stills, son of former Mountaineer linebacker Gary Stills. Another son, Darius Stills, is a freshman DL on the team. … DB Kwantel Raines of Pennsylvania picked WVU over at least 30 other programs. … The Mountaineers win the most traveled award, picking off players from 12 states, including four from Georgia.

West Virginia signees (18)


DE;Dante Stills;6-4/265;Fairmont (WV)

S;Kwantel Raines;6-3/200;Aliquippa (Pa.)

ATH;TJ Banks;6-5/260;East Allegheny (Pa.)

CB;Joshua Norwood;5-10/175;NW Mississippi CC

OT;Oyenmwen Uzebu;6-6/305;Alpharetta (Ga.)

OG;Blaine Scott;6-4/310;Ports. (Oh.) Sciotoville

TE;Mike O’Laughlin;6-5/230;Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick

WR;Dillon Spalding;6-1/216;Lorton (Va.) South Cnty

QB;Woodrow Lowe III;6-3/185;Bolivar (Tenn.) Central

WR;Sam James;6-2/160;Richmond Hill (Ga.)

WR;Bryce Wheaton;6-3/191;Holly Springs (N.C.)

OG;Briason Mays;6-3/290;Boliver (Tenn.) Central

DT;James Gmiter;6-3/310;Bethel Park (Pa.)

CB;Keith Washington;6-2/170; Copiah-Lincoln CC (Miss.)

WR;Randy Fields;6-3/185;Baltimore St. Frances

DT;Tyrese Allen;6-3/290;Paintsville (Ky.)

OLB;Josh Chandler;5-10/215;Canton McKinley

S;Charlie Benton;6-4/215;Butler (Kan.) CC


National rank: 56

A bit disappointing that the Cyclones couldn’t capitalize on their surprisingly successful season and Liberty Bowl bid. They are ranked six spots below where they finished the Feb. 1 signing day. However, Matt Campbell and his staff are good talent evaluators and likely have some hidden gems. … Dual-threat QB Re-al Mitchell, from California power St. John Bosco, is an exciting addition. … Sean Shaw Jr., a 6-6 wideout, snagged 40 TD passes for his career.

Iowa State signees (18)


OT;Joey Ramos;6-5/305;Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Vly

WR;Sean Shaw Jr.;6-6/200;Jones (Okla.)

DE;Will McDonald;6-4/220;Waukesha North (Wisc.)

S;Greg Eisworth;6-0/195;Trinity Valley CC

OLB;Michael Rose;6-4/215;Broadview Hts. (Oh.)

OG;Trevor Downing;6-4/295;Creston (Ia.)

CB;Jaeveyon Morton;5-9/180;Detroit MLK

QB;Re-al Mitchell;6-0/190;St. John Bosco (Calif.)

DT;Isaiah Lee;6-1/295;La Grange Pk (Ill.) Nazareth

CB;Dallas Taylor-Cortez;6-2/170;W. Hills (Calif.) Chaminade

WR;Carson Schleker;5-0/175;Allen

CB;Anthony Johnson Jr.;6-0/170;St. Petersburg (Fla.)

DE;Zach Petersen;6-4/225;Eldridge (Ia.) North Scott

S;Chandler Pulvermacher;6-2/210;Hartland (Wis.) Arrowhead

OLB;Gerry Vaughn;5-11/205;Tucker (Ga.)

K;Brayden Narveson;Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mt.

OG;Zach Ross;6-4/300;West Des Moines Dowling

P;Corey Dunn;6-1/200;San Francisco CC


National rank: 58

The Raiders are in the odd position of being in Birmingham, Ala., this week, practicing for a bowl game. The class is not rated highly because 11 of the 12 signees are on offense, with just one top-100 state player. That’s not a recipe to fix the team’s annual glaring weaknesses on defense. … QB Alan Bowman is an excellent prospect, throwing for 11,393 yards and 119 TDs in his Grapevine career. … Four of the top six and five of the top eight signees are wide receivers — Tech’s favorite position. Leading the way is four-star Erik Ezukanma. WR Corey Fulcher totaled 22 TDs this year. … Two locals for Tech: Burnet WR Sterling Galban and New Braunfels OT Weston Wright.

Texas Tech signees (12)


WR;Erik Ezukanma;6-2/183;Keller Timber Creek

WR;KeSean Carter;5-10/150;The Woodlands

QB;Alan Bowman;6-3/208;Grapevine

OG;Demarcus Marshall;6-3/333;Grand Prairie

WR;Myller Royals;6-4/180;Abilene Cooper

WR;Corey Fulcher;6-2/180;Dal. Lake Highlands

OG;Hakeem White;6-3/281;Waco Midway

WR;Sterling Galban;5-10/180;Burnet

OT;Weston Wright;6-6/290;New Braunfels

DT;Jaylon Hutchings;6-1/270;Forney

OG;Clayton Franks;6-4/290;Mansfield Legacy

OT;Troy Bradshaw;6-6/272;Mineral Wells


National rank: 67

With rumors of Bill Snyder’s possible retirement constantly hovering over the program, the Wildcats never have it easy. Yet their ranking isn’t that far off the usual. Snyder and his staff “coach ‘em up” better than just about anyone else. … The balanced class has four players from Georgia and Texas and three from Oklahoma and Kansas. … The Wildcats also have the distinction of being the only Big 12 school to sign a fullback. Luke Sowa, a home-state juco player, made his choice Wednesday, one of four late gets for Snyder.

Kansas State signees (15)


S;Wayne Jones;6-0/193;Owasso (Okla.)

WR;EJ Turner;6-0/179;Cartersvilla (Ga.)

OG;Christian Duffie;6-5/300;Humble Summer Creek

FB;Luke Sowa;6-3/245;Butler County (Kan.) CC

QB;John Holcombe;6-4/227;Humble Summer Creek

WR;Jaquavius Lane;5-11/172;Loganville (Ga.) Grayson

S;Lance Robinson;5-10/181;New Orleans De La Salle

DE;Spencer Trussell;6-3/215;Arlington Martin

CB;Ekow Boye-Doe;6-1/170;Lawrence (Kan.)

CB;E.J. Thomas;6-1/170;Atlanta Carver

DT;Jaylen Pickle;6-5/260;Cimarron (Kan.)

OT;Kaitori Leveston;6-5/290;Waco Midway

DE;Cartez Crook-Jones;6-5/230;Grandview (Mo.)

DE;Derick Newton;6-2/268;Douglas (Ga.) Coffee

S;Kevion McGee;5-10/185;NE Oklahoma A & M


National rank: 68

The Jayhawks made one particularly impressive signing, luring the first Rivals Top 100 player in school history, according to the Kansas City Star. CB Corione Harris of New Orleans, No. 97 by Rivals, chose KU over Mississippi State. Harris is a former high school teammate of Jayhawk S Mike Lee. … KU did lose a top-100 player last week, when WR Devonta Jason switched to, yep, Mississippi State. … The class is heavy on jucos, with eight of those.

Kansas signeees (13)


CB;Corione Harris;5-11/165;New Orleans Landry

DE;Najee Stevens-McKenzie;6-4/215;ASA College (NY)

DE;Azur Kamara;6-6;230;Arizona Western

OT;Nick Williams;6-7/267;St. Louis Ritenour

WR;Stephon Robinson;5-10/165;El Camino (Calif.) CC

DT;Charles Cole;6-3/280;Butler (Kan.) CC

OT;Mac Copeland;6-5/250;Wichita Collegiate

DE;Foster Dixon;6-5/250;West LA College

OG;Jacobi Lott;6-5/308;Amarillo Tascosa

S;Davon Ferguson;5-11/190;Hartnell Col. (Calif.)

CB;Elijah Jones;6-2/180;Ellsworth (Ia.) CC

S;Jeremiah McCullough;6-0/200;Hartnell Col. (Calif.)

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