Top Big 12 Defensive Recruits

Looking at the top defensive recruits landed by Big 12 schools in the 2014 class.

There are many ways to look at a recruiting class. There are the class rankings, which comprise a view at a class's strength, and depth. But it's also interesting to take a look at the league as a whole to see who brought in the top quarterback, running back, wide receiver, etc.

Which player represented the top guy landed by the Big 12 at his respective position? Those players were determined by their rankings. In the case of multiple four stars, or three stars, the players were chosen by positional rank. And in the case of a position where multiple players are listed — like at defensive end — the No. 1 receiver listed is the top-ranked end, No. 2 DE listed is the second-best end, etc.


DE Derick Roberson, San Antonio Brennan — Texas

DE Jordan Brailford, Booker T. Washington (Okla.) — Oklahoma State

DT Poona Ford, Hilton Head (S.C.) — Texas

DT Chris Nelson, Victory Christian Academy (Fla.) — Texas

OLB Edwin Freeman, Arlington Bowie — Texas

OLB Gyasi Akem, Broken Aaron (Okla.) — Oklahoma State

MLB Cameron Hampton, Dallas Carter — Texas

CB Dravon Henry, Aliquippa SHS (Penn.) — West Virginia

CB Chris Hardeman, Alief Taylor — Oklahoma State

S Steven Parker, Jenks (Okla.) — Oklahoma

S John Bonney, Houston Lamar — Texas

Top JUCO — Terrell Clinkscales, Dodge City C.C. (Kan.) — Kansas State

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