Ranking the early recruiting classes

Realignment's wound down for the Big 12, with ten "unequivocally committed" members left hanging around. Fall camps are still over a month away. Spring games are two months in the rearview mirror.

Sounds like time for a 2011 recruiting update, no?

Here's how they sit after the first few months of 2011 recruiting. All the information below is from our ESPNU database. And again, remember, each of these commitments in non-binding, and players won't be able to sign an official letter of intent until February 2011.

Also, until they're officially gone, Colorado and Nebraska will get normal treatment/coverage on the blog. So, even though these recruits may never play a down in the Big 12, they'll be on this list.

Here's the bottom half, come back this afternoon for the top of the Big 12.

7. Kansas State

Total commitments: 10

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Sam Harvill, DT

No surprises here: Five of Snyder’s 10 recruits are junior college transfers.

8. Kansas

Total commitments: 10

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Michael Cummings, QB

Turner Gill lost out on in-state star Bubba Starling, but got another QB in Cummings from Killeen, Texas. He also added a pair of offensive linemen over the weekend, most recently junior college transfer Nick Johnson.

9. Baylor

Total commitments: 9

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Jonathan Lee, WR

Art Briles is bringing the beef to Waco: Seven of his nine commits are linemen or tight ends over 245 pounds.

10. Texas A&M

Total commitments: 7

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Jonathon Henderson, ATH

Four of the Aggies’ seven commitments are defensive, and another -- Henderson -- could play corner.

11. Iowa State

Total commitments: 6

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Kyle Boyd, ILB

Boyd will join a solid group of young linebackers in Ames.

12. Colorado

Total commitments: 3

ESPNU150 members: None

Top recruit: Dexter Foreman, QB

Dan Hawkins added Foreman and another top 100 QB, Nick Sherry, to compete with incoming freshman Nick Hirschman to help succeed Tyler Hansen.