Mid-Summer Report Card: Grading Big 12 recruiting

The 2024 recruitment cycle has reached the midpoint, which means that many recruitment classes across the country are filling up fast. Here’s how each team has fared in the Big 12 so far.

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Brock Jackson (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Dave Aranda And boiler Commitments have been added from 12 prospects to this point, with most of the class coming from the Lone Star State. Four-star linebacker Brock Jackson is the highest-ranked commitment. Wide receiver Jadon Porter and safety Christopher Vokoma are talented recruiters who could see a jump in the rankings even before all is said and done. There isn’t a ton of high-level talent in this class, but the Bears are building a respectable and solid class.

Grade: C+

Boiler Commitment List, 2024 , 2025




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Rainer Swanson (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Aside from the commitment of four-star tight end Ryner Swanson, the Cougars have failed to make much waves on the trail. BYU That missed out on four-star quarterback Isaac Wilson, the younger brother of former Cougars star Zach Wilson, which provided a tougher pill to swallow. Of the other seven pledges in the class, only two are rated at least three stars.

head coach Kalani Sitake Is a program builder but desperately needs recruiting going forward in the Big 12. Swanson is a big bright spot for the class, and the Cougars deserve support to overcome Texas and Oregon for West Coast tight ends.

Grade: D+

BYU’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025




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Samaj Jones (Rivals.com)

Bearcats make changes at the top Luke Fickell departure for Wisconsin and Scott Satterfield take over after a term louisville, Satterfield showed what he can do with enough support in Louisville, his tenure promising Cincinnati,

But as it stands, the Bearcats don’t have any blue chip prospects in this class. High three-star quarterbacks Samaj Jones and Simeon Coleman are the building blocks in Satterfield’s first full class going into the Big 12.

Grade: C

Cincinnati’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025

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Maurice Williams

Maurice Williams (rivals.com)

Houston has an opportunity to be a force on the recruiting trail as the Cougars move to the Big 12. Already boasting one of the most talented footprints in the country, Houston now has the ability to stay home and sell recruits when they play in the Power Five. … Flip of Rivals250 safety Maurice Williams lsu It shows what the Cougars can do in the future.

But the Cougars only have seven commitments — including only one four-star. Speedster Heath McCree and defensive end Zion Taylor were big wins for the staff, showing the Cougars could potentially be on a roll before the end of the cycle.

Grade: C+

Houston’s Commitment List: 2024 | 2025

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Iowa State

Cooper Alexander

Cooper Alexander (Rivals.com)

Matt Campbell Has more than earned the benefit of the doubt during his tenure with the Cyclones. But Iowa State It lacks major firepower in its 2024 orbit as of early July. There are 15 commitments in the class, but only one is rated 5.7 or higher: three-star Oklahoma tight end Cooper Alexander.

Grade: C

Iowa State’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025

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Decius Brinkley

Decius Brinkley (Nick Lucero/Revels.com)

Things Have Changed For The Jayhawks On The Recruiting Path Since Then lance leipold Took office in Lawrence. all of a sudden, Kansas boasts an impressive talent pool, and Leopold’s employees have done a fantastic job with top priorities.

Four-star Texans Decius Brinkley and Damani Maxson top the class. Harry Stewart is a talented player from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and the Jayhawks went into Big Ten territory to land Jalen Todd. Kansas deserves attention in the recruiting landscape.

grade B

Kansas Commitment List, 2024 , 2025



Kansas State

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Keddin Massey (Parker Thune)

Kansas State has proven to play above its recruiting ranking, evidenced by winning the Big 12 last season. But the Wildcats’ class hasn’t been much to write about as of now. K-State only has seven pledges right now, with state three-star lineman Kedin Massey as the headliner. Chris Kliman He knows how to program, but he’s got his work cut out between now and signing day.

Grade: C

Kansas State Commitment List, 2024 , 2025




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Devon Mitchell (rivals.com)

The Sooners always top the recruiting rankings. Brent Venables And the staff is on track again, with elite tight end prospect Devon Mitchell becoming the latest to announce. oklahoma – and in the process it was reclassified into the 2024 class. In addition, Oklahoma fired four-star pass catcher Ivan Carreon and added blue chip talent such as Jaydan Hardy, Michael Hawkins and Zion Kearney.

Oklahoma also remains in the mix of elite talent in five-star defensive linemen Williams Navaneri and David Stone, as well as running backs Taylor Tatum and Caden Durham.

grade A

Oklahoma’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025

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Oklahoma State

Landin Cleveland

Landin Cleveland (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Mike Gundy And the Pocs have pulled out some talented defensive prospects from the Lone Star State this cycle. Landin Cleveland and David Kabongo form an exciting tandem in the secondary and linebacker Jonathan Agumadu provides an interesting roof. The Cowboys don’t have a four-star feature in their class, but the staff has added quality talent to this point.

Grade: C+

Oklahoma State’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025

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Haus Hejni

Haus Hejny (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

sonny dykes And the Horned Frogs made massive headlines during their first season playing for the national title. Staff has carried some of that momentum down the road to recruitment. Four-star quarterback Hoss is the athletic player behind the Hejny center with a state title to his name.

Around him, the Horned Frogs have commitments including four-star wideout Gekyle Baker, four-star all-purpose back Jeremy Payne and four-star offensive lineman Tobias Stapes, among others. There’s a lot to like about the class being built in Fort Worth.

Grade: B+

TCU’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025




Jordan Johnson-Rubell

Jordan Johnson-Rubell (KiddRyno/Rivals.com)

The Longhorns have always been among the nation’s elite in the recruiting process, and that will be the case in the 2024 cycle. Steve Sarkeesian And their employees were hit by the heat in late June and early July.

Jordan Johnson-Rubell, Parker Livingstone, Jerrick Gibson and Erin Hampton were among them, with both Johnson-Rubell and Hampton committing live on Rivalry.

Texas is looking to five-stars Colin Simmons and Ryan Wingo and elite four-star Corian Gipson, among other top targets.

grade A

Texas Commitment List, 2024 , 2025

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texas tech

Will Hammond

Will Hammond (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

joey mcguire immediately ramped up hiring in Lubbock. Their staff emphasizes evaluation and relationships that benefit both. As it currently stands, the Red Raiders have commitments to several potential risers such as four-star QB Will Hammond, four-star OL Holton Hendricks and OT Ellis Davis, and pass rusher Cheta Ofili.

add this fact texas tech The frontrunner is to eventually land five-star Micah Hudson — who would bump the grade up to an A — and potentially more noise is likely to be made as the cycle continues.

grade B

texas tech commitment list, 2024 , 2025

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Stacey Gage

Stacy Gage (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

UCF The recruiting trail has already taken full advantage of its transition to the Power Five level. Gus Malzahn has made the Golden Knights a threat to blue chip talent in the Southeast. Rivals250 running back Stacy Gage is the obvious headliner, but UCF also has pledges from four other four-stars. Recently, Malzahn and the staff got thrashed Florida State For tight end Kylan Fox.

I have full focus on the Golden Knights. With a fertile recruiting footprint and a former SEC head coach at the helm, there’s no doubt that UCF will be a force to be reckoned with as the program begins a new era in the Big 12.

Grade: B+

UCF Commitment List, 2024 , 2025

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West Virginia

Brandon Rahman

Brandon Rahman

Neil Brown And the Mountaineers have made 18 commitments and are among the top-35 nationally in the rankings. But freight is based more on quantity than quality. Four-star wideout Brandon Rahman is the only blue chip talent in this class at this stage. High three-star Obinna Onwuka and defensive back Israel Boyce are promising prospects.

Grade: C+

West Virginia’s Commitment List, 2024 , 2025


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