That class is the backbone of the current team, which is both 5-0 overall and 2- 0 in the Big 12 for the first time since 2008 and ranked No. 20 in the country. The class was hailed for signing one five-star in Delvin Simmons(who has since transferred to USC), eight four-star prospects and 27 overall (six enrolled early).
The 2011 class has had its share of monumental busts, such as heralded running back Ronnie Daniels from New Mexico, who was kicked off the team after playing in just one game and according to multiple reports was last seen this past June being arrested after found naked in a stranger's bathtub. But for the most part this class has lived up to the hype and there's still time for more players such as Michael Brewer and Derrick Edwards to make their mark before eligibility runs out.
Nine players from the 2011 recruiting class started last week against Kansas. Here's how they were ranked coming out of high school.
|2011 prospects who started against Kansas|
|TE Jace Amaro (San Antonio MacArthur HS, TX)||4-star||1|
|LT Le'Raven Clark (Rockdale HS, TX)||4-star||2|
|WR Derek Edwards (Brenham HS, TX)||3-star||14|
|LB Sam Eguavoen (Garland Lakeview Centennial HS, TX)||3-star||13|
|SS J.J. Gaines (Irving Nimitz HS, TX)||3-star||10|
|WR Jakeem Grant (Mesquite Horn HS, TX)||3-star||11|
|DT Branden Jackson (McKeesport Area SHS, PA)||4-star||1 (OLB)|
|WR Bradley Marquez (Odessa HS, TX)||4-star||6 (RB)|
|RB Kenny Williams (Pflugerville Hendrickson HS, TX)||4-star||5|
|Other heavy contributors still on the roster|
|QB Michael Brewer (Lake Travis HS, TX)||3-star||5|
|LB Blake Dees (Spanish Fort HS, AL)||3-star||2|
|OG Alfredo Morales (Arlington Sam Houston HS, TX)||3-star||8|
|RB Deandre Washington (Marshall HS, TX)||4-star||9|