The NFL draft gets underway in a matter of hours so we decided to have a little fun on the Big 12 blog today. The premise: What could things be like if college football, and the Big 12 in particular, acquired players via a draft instead of recruiting?
about 946 days ago | ESPN.com staff | Texas Longhorns
With spring ball done, we've been re-examining and re-ranking the positional situations of every Big 12 team. Wednesday, we finish up with defensive backs. Once again, these outlooks could look different in August.
about 947 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Last year, just a pair of true freshmen received votes for Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors: Iowa State cornerback Nigel Tribune and the winner of the award, Oklahoma linebacker Dominique Alexander.
about 981 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
In today's mailbag, we discuss Iowa State's offensive potential, Texas Tech's defensive potential and OU's potential to run the table. There's also major disagreement about which schools I'm actually a homer for.
about 1008 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
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 1031 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Today will be the busiest of the year for fax machines. That's because it's national signing day, and recruits across the country will be faxing in their letters of intent. It's always an exciting day for college football fans.
about 1038 days ago | Jake Trotter | NCF On The Trail
On Wednesday, many of the top stars of the 2014 recruiting class will transition from being college commits to college signees. Don't be surprised if a last-minute flip or two occurs, as committed athletes will use these final hours to re-examine their choices and weigh them against new possibilities one last time.
about 1040 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail
The big question entering the new week: Would Texas take a dive in the ESPN class rankings after losing three defensive tackle pledges? While the Longhorns didn't lose ground, they didn't gain ground either.
about 1059 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail
With a little more than three weeks until signing day, schools are now in the 11th hour of recruiting for 2014 targets. While some programs will try to land the big fish still uncommitted, other programs will try to make some commits have a change of heart just in time for the Feb.
about 1061 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail
Florida was able to get its second commitment in as many days as four-star athlete Brandon Powell (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) switched his commitment from Miami to Florida on Friday morning.
about 1064 days ago | Derek Tyson | NCF On The Trail