The Big 12 proved to be one of the deepest conferences in the country last season and Baylor and TCU unseated Oklahoma and Texas at the top of the cenference, all of which worked wonders on the recruiting trail. Here are some of those top recruits fans can expect to make an immediate impact next season:
OLB Malik Jefferson - Texas
Jefferson is already on campus is Austin, and he'll be seeing the field a lot in the fall. At 6'2" and 215 pounds, he needs to bulk up a little bit, but he's speed and agility should make him a menace in the Big 12 right away.
QB Jarrett Stidham - Baylor
Stidham is the top dual-threat quarterback in the country, and will make Baylor's high-powered offense that much more explosive. The 6'4", 195-pounder will compete for the Bears' starting quarterback job, but likely needs some time to bulk up and adjust to the speed of the game.
DT Neville Gallimore - Oklahoma
Gallimore committed to the Sooners earlier this month, meaning there's little chance he flips on National Signing Day. At 6'2" and 330 pounds, the Canadian should see plenty of time as a run stopper from day one, though he may struggle to keep up with up-tempo teams.
DE Breiden Fehoko - Texas Tech
Fehoko is the highest-rated recruit in Kliff Kingsbury's class, and will be relied on to help improve one of the country's worst defenses. The 6'3", 290-pounder is already on campus, and he'll provide the Red Raiders with someone who can really rush the passer.
WR Blake Lynch - Baylor
Lynch committed to the Bears back in 2013 and signed in December so he could enroll early, and he'll provide Baylor's offense with another huge weapon in their passing attack. At 6'3", Lynch as the size and speed to become one of the elite receivers in the country.
RB Rodney Anderson - Oklahoma
Anderson signed his letter of intent with the Sooners in December, and his return ability means he should see the field right away. Samaje Perine has the running back position set in Oklahoma for the next two years, but the 6'0", 204-pound Anderson could be used as a change-of-pace back.
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