Midlands: Team Rankings Breakdown
Ricky Seals-Jones
Ricky Seals-Jones
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 9, 2012


In this feature Scout.com takes a look at the seven teams from the Midlands Region that are off to the fastest start in 2013 and earned a spot in the Team Ranking National Top 25.

Texas (2)

As usual, Texas is off to a quick start and already has 14 commitments. It is tied for second in the country in average star ranking with 4.00. UT may not take enough players in the 2013 class to compete for the No. 1 spot, but the quality is going to be there and pound-for-pound the class is set to finish as possibly the best.

Headliner: WR Ricky Seals-Jones (6'5, 215/Sealy HS)

Texas A&M (3)

A&M has hit the recruiting scene with renewed vigor under the guidance of new head coach Kevin Sumlin and the efforts have been further powered by a move to the SEC. Some recruits just seem to prefer playing in that conference more than any of the others. !5 recruits are already in the bag and 10 of those are rated four stars or higher by Scout.com.

Headliner: WR Derrick Griffin (6'6, 220/Rosenberg Terry HS)

Oklahoma (13)

With only seven players currently sitting on the commitment list the Sooners have not burned up all of the energy extremely early in the recruiting race, but seemed poised to go the distance. They have taken on a more national approach recruiting powerhouse states equally, but still have made a huge impact near home in both Texas and Oklahoma.

Headliner: RB Keith Ford (5'11, 205/Cy-Ranch HS)

Missouri (14)

Going back to the commitment of Dorial Green-Beckham and it certainly seems like Missouri has been enjoying success after recruiting success, especially with the top-rated in-state targets. MU missed on Ezekiel Elliot, but seemed to have picked off nearly every other highly regarded Show Me State talent it has targeted, giving the program players who are not only talented but will also play for the home-state pride in the SEC.

Headliner: QB Trent Hosick (6'2, 221/Lee's Summit West HS)

Nebraska (17)

With a move to the Big 10 Nebraska has a very unique recruiting tactic as it is not afraid to go in to any state and mine for talent. Five of the school's six current commits are from different state's and Ohio is the only state that it holds multiple commits. The class currently boats three four star recruits and three three-star recruits. All six commits are defenders.

Headliner: DT Christian Lacouture (6'5, 250/A&M Consolidated HS)

Texas Tech (21)

Texas Tech has been a school that has constantly remained at or near the Top 25 marker since Tommy Tuberville has taken the reigns. They have done a good job of identifying talented players in-state and all five of the Red Raiders current commits are Texans. They have reeled in two Scout.com four-star commits at wide receiver, so the future of the offense should be in good hands.

Headliner: WR Dylan Cantrell (6'3, 202/Whitehouse HS)

Baylor (25)

Baylor is riding the wave of success and cashing it in locally. With a Heisman winner and wins over Texas and Oklahoma to pitch to recruits Art Briles has plenty of ammunition to use when pitching his program. The Bears simply do not have to look far from home for talent. You have to go all the way back to the Class of 2011 to find a prepster who signed from another state as the last 29 prep commits have all hailed from Texas.

Headliner: QB Chris Johnson (6'4, 212/Bryan HS)

Greg Powers is a National Recruiting Analyst and responsible for the Midlands region. He has covered the National Championship, Big 12 Championship, U.S. Army Bowl, Under Armour Bowl and the International Bowl. He has appeared on FOX College Sports, FOX Sports Southwest and the NFL Network.
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