Midlands Recruiter of the Year
Robert Prunty, Texas Tech: Last year's Midlands Recruiter of the Year defended the title yet again for the Class of 2012, as no recruiter has changed the face of one program on the recruiting trail more than Robert Prunty at Texas Tech.
At first Prunty looked like he was going to be a runaway candidate for the honor, but things tightened up down the home-stretch.
Some other candidates pushed hard, but Prunty's efforts were reminiscent of a Bernard Hopkins' title defense -- he staved off the late charge and won more rounds.
All-in-all was responsible for 10 Letter of Intent signatures, by far the most in the region.
The star signee of the class is Waco La Vega's Michael Starts, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound Scout.com Top 100 offensive lineman, who picked the Red Raiders over schools like Texas, Alabama, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
A continued influx of top-tier high school prospects added with a few key JuCo signees could have Texas Tech in line to be the Big 12's most improved team in 2012.
Prunty was also named 2011-12 FOXSportsNext Big 12 Recruiter of the Year. STORY LINK
In The Running
Bo Davis, Texas: Signed one of the best defensive line classes in some time. Plenty of talent and a late commit switch from La. star Torhiro Davis had Davis running second to Prunty for Recruiter of the Year honors.
Jay Norvell, Oklahoma: Signed the best wide receiver class in the country headlined by post-grads Trey Metoyer and Courtney Gardner, supplying Landry Jones with some college ready targets to throw to.
Zac Spavital, Houston: Was there from day one and helped the Cougars nail down the top class in the Conference USA. He played an integral role with at least eight prospects who inked on Signing Day.
Darrell Wyatt, Texas: Its hard to pick just one coach from this program, they all deserve credit for nailing down the top class in the country, but Wyatt pulled in a haul of receivers that will re-energize the program.
Rusty Burns, TCU: This guy is money on the recruiting trail and pulled down commits from players that power programs coveted. The late grab of Jordan Moore from Ga., was one of the surprises of the season.
Jamie Christian, Houston: New to the game in the region this guy was able to woo five-star receiver Deontay Greenberry off of Notre Dame's commit list. One of the biggest gets in the history of the program.
David Yost, Missouri: Helped lure in the most highly rated recruit in the history of the program and the No. 1 rated prospect in the country, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and secured Top 300 signal caller Maty Mauk. Not a bad haul right there in just two names.