Today was actually a relatively light day in Baylor news but there are a few noteworthy links that I'll share. We start with the #1-ranked Baylor WBB team, which ran to 20-0 tonight against Oklahoma.
- Baylor Lady Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Recap - January 26, 2012 - ESPN- NCAA Women's Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Baylor Lady Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners game played on January 26, 2012
- As Top-Ranked Men's Teams Fall, Baylor Women Keep Winning - NYTimes.com- After watching men's teams from Duke, Syracuse and her own school lose last weekend, Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey fires up the Lady Bears.
- Understanding the College Football Recruiting Process - College Football - Rivals.com- College football recruiting is the most popular recruiting cycle in the United States. This is partly due to college football having the most scholarship players when compared to other college sports.-- I clipped and included this article because I've been getting a few questions lately on twitter about basic aspects of recruiting, and if we want to have a good discussion about Baylor's class here, these are things people might want to know.
- SicEmSports.com - Baylor Adds to Class-- Patrick Levels of Roosevelt HS gave his oral commitment to Baylor coach Art Briles this morning. He is the 23rd commitment in this class (so far).
- Scout.com: Briles Adds Another- Baylor Head Coach Art Briles has had an active January this recruiting season. Things didn't slow down this week as Baylor has picked up another commitment.
Roosevelt cornerback Patrick Levels, AP's 3A defensive player of the year, commits to Baylor | Dallas Morning News
- Top 5 players at every position in the 2012 NFL draft - ESPN- RG3 is #2 QB, Kendall Wright is the #3 WR, and Phillip Blake is the #5 center.
- 2012 NFL draft - Mel Kiper's latest Big Board - ESPN- Wright debuts at #24 on the Big Board.
- 2012 NFL Draft Buzz -- Under-the-radar prospects shining at the Senior Bowl - ESPN- Good mention of Ganaway in here.
- 2012 NFL Draft: Rumors Circulating That Washington Redskins Could Trade Up For Robert Griffin III - SB Nation Dallas
Big 12 spring ball: Closer than you think - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Recruiting? Psh. Front-page news for now. Before long, it's back to the practice fields for players in the Big 12.
- Big 12 Expansion: Cincinnati Listed Alongside Louisville, BYU As Possibilities - SB Nation Kansas City
- Further Big 12 Expansion Is 'Very Possible,' League Sources Say - Athletics - The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Big 12 boss blasts Mizzou, Big East - Big East Blog - ESPN- Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas told the Charleston Gazette that he's been assured West Virginia will be able to enter the Big 12 for the 2012 season.
- 2012 Big 12 Football Schedule To Be Released By February, Says Chuck Neinas - SBNation.com- The 2012 Big 12 football schedule, featuring the TCU Horned Frogs and possibly maybe the West Virginia Mountaineers if we're lucky and don't have to hear about counter-contra-lawsuits any more, will...
Look below the jump for a breakdown of our recruiting class so far, which now stands at 23 commitments...
I don't know if you guys know this about me, but I like spreadsheets. I don't use them often for what I do for a living, but I wish I did. To make things easier for you guys, I've put together a spreadsheet of our recruiting class with star rankings, links to the major recruiting sites, and position rankings (if available). Let me know if there is any other good information that you can use.*
Watch for this in a few minutes, I'm still putting in the data.
|Name||Position||Size (HT/WT)||State||*****||RR||Nat. Rk||State Rk.||Pos. Rk||*****||Pos. Rk.||*****||Grade||Nat. Rk.||TX Rk.||Pos. Rk.||Offers|
|Trevon Armstead||OL||6-6/280||TX||***||5.5||NR||NR||NR||***||44||***||88||NR||82||45||Ark, Colo, Mizzou|
|Cameron Bailey||OL||6-3/310||TX||***||5.6||NR||NR||47||***||69||***||82||NR||198||62||Ark, Mizzou,|
|Dominique Banks||DE||6-3/262||TX||***||5.6||NR||NR||NR||***||112||***||87||NR||99||36||Ark, ASU, BSU, KSU, MSU|
|Terrell Burt||DB||5-9/175||TX||***||5.5||NR||NR||NR||***||47||***||88||NR||84||36||UH, WVU, KU, UV|
|Corey Coleman||WR||5-11/178||TX||****||5.8||232||29||38||****||23||****||95||118||15||11||OU, OSU, WVU, Cal|
|Aiavion Edwards||DB||6-1/205||TX||***||5.7||NR||76||31||****||22||***||86||NR||126||40||OU, Stan, TCU|
|Kendall Ehrlich||LB||6-2/208||TX||***||5.6||NR||NR||35||***||34||***||89||NR||56||44||Zona, UH, Wake, BSU|
|Zorrell Ezell||DT||6-2/260||TX||***||5.6||NR||NR||NR||***||58||***||87||NR||97||43||Zona, ASU, Ark, KU, KSU, Miami, WVU|
|Kyle Fuller||OL||6-5/275||TX||***||5.7||NR||55||44||***||53||***||87||NR||95||57||Zona, UH, TT, WVU, KU|
|Lynx Hawthorne||ATH/DB||6-1/185||TX||***||5.5||NR||NR||NR||***||139||***||85||NR||142||106||UNT, Rice|
|Eddie Lackey||LB||6-1/222||CA||***||5.6||NR||NR||NR||**||JUCO||***||85||75 (JUCO)||0||0||Hawaii, NMState|
|Patrick Levels||DB||5-10/175||TX||***||5.5||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||***||79||NR||283||130||TCU, TT, UH|
|Javonte Magee||DE||6-6/273||TX||****||5.9||65||8||7||****||11||*****||98||18||4||4||UT, OU, Bama, A&M, ND, LSU, UO, FSU|
|Brian Nance||LB||6-3/230||TX||****||5.8||NR||34||27||***||32||****||95||84||8||6||OU, UO, Tenn, TT, Ark, ND, TCU|
|Jamal Palmer||DE||6-3/230||TX||***||5.5||NR||NR||NR||***||69||***||88||NR||70||29||KU, SMU, ISU|
|Ryan Reid||DB||5-10/185||TX||***||5.7||NR||74||43||***||58||***||89||NR||59||25||OU, A&M, TT, Zona|
|Seth Russell||QB||6-4/195||TX||***||5.5||NR||NR||NR||***||70||***||84||NR||155||41||Wake, KU|
|Zack Sanchez||ATH/DB||6-0/165||TX||***||5.6||NR||78||37||***||56||***||89||NR||62||27||OU, BSU, KU, KSU|
|Joey Searcy||DT||6-0/300||TX||***||5.6||NR||NR||NR||***||JUCO||***||83||92 (JUCO)||0||0||KSU, TT|