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Early Results Have Sooners With The Best Recruiting Class In The Big 12

It wasn't the best recruiting year that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has ever recorded but as the sun sets on National Signing Day 2013 his Sooners have the highest ranked recruiting class in the Big 12.


According to, Oklahoma 23 commitments on National Signing Day ranked as the 15th best class in the country. That's eight spots ahead of the conference's next ranked class, the Texas Longhorns, which sits at 23rd. While OU may have had struggles throughout the recruiting season, the struggles faced my Mack Brown were brought to light on National Signing Day as well. The Longhorns had five players decommit from the 2013 class, which equals the total of decommits Texas has had from 2008-12. At the end of the day, Texas had a total of 15 commits which dropped them below Oklahoma.

How did the rest of the Big 12 end up on NSD? Shockingly Kansas State had the worst class in the conference with a national ranking of 62. Oklahoma and Texas were the only conference teams to crack the Rivals Top 25 but Baylor made the Top 30 by checking in at #29.

Here's a look at Oklahoma's 2013 schedule and the ranking of their recruiting classes (as of today).

Opponent 2013 Recruiting Class Ranking
Louisiana-Monroe #116
West Virginia #24
Tulsa #72
@ Notre Dame #4
TCU #35
Texas #23
@ Kansas #44
Texas Tech #51
@ Baylor #29
Iowa State #58
@ Kansas State #62
@ Oklahoma State #34