While fans might have felt like this class was slipping away from the Sooners, it is still viewed as the best group of commitments in the conference. Running back Keith Ford highlights the class, and OU shored up concerns on the offensive line, though depth at linebacker is still a concern.
Even when the team isn't winning regularly in the fall, Mack Brown's Longhorns succeed in February. Texas scored big on the offensive line, which is a good place to start when you're trying to rebound from a dismal season.
3. Oklahoma State
The Cowboys brought in one of the nation's best collections of receivers, and addressed pressing needs at running back, defensive end and safety. No quarterback in the class, but that wasn't an urgent need.
The Bears' class is led by offensive stars such as WR Robbie Rhodes of Fort Worth-Southwest, while the defense bulked up with a group of highly rated linebackers.
5. West Virginia
The Mountaineers' isolation from the conference shows up most in recruiting. Their top commitments, WR Sheldon Gibson and LB Derrian Howard, are from Ohio, with other players from New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The Frogs scored big with RB Kyle Hicks from Arlington, Texas, and swiped Cameron Echols-Luper — the stepson of former OSU player/assistant coach Curtis Luper — from Texas A&M.
Seeking immediate help, the Jayhawks pounded the juco ranks, where they found more than half of their 24 commits, nine of whom are already on campus.
8. Kansas State
Bill Snyder has always worried less about recruiting rankings and more about finding players that fit his system, so being this low shouldn't be alarming to Wildcat faithful.
9. Texas Tech
Coach Kliff Kingsbury has boosted the class since his arrival, securing the team's best recruit, WR Devin Lauderdale, who had decommitted after Tommy Tuberville left.
10. Iowa State
The Cyclones literally recruited coast-to-coast, with multiple commits from California and Florida. But their best player was right down the road, West Des Moines OL Jake Campos.