Top Ten 2015 Recruits Being Targeted by Big 12 Football Programs

Top 10 Recruits Being Targeted by Big 12 Football Programs in 2015

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As we continue lurking toward the start of this 2014 season, our eyes shift focus to a well-rounded and talented 2015 recruiting class. With the drama beginning to heat up, here are the top names being targeted by Big 12 programs.

Rankings courtesy of 247sports.com.

10. Drew Richmond (OT)

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10. Drew Richmond (OT)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Oklahoma

As the 14th-ranked offensive tackle in this class, Drew Richmond would bring Oklahoma a classic look on the offensive line with good size and quick feet. He's well equipped to open up lanes for a running back and protect the quarterback.

9. Soso Jamabo (RB)

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9. Soso Jamabo (RB)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Baylor, Oklahoma

Jamabo has everything it takes to be a special talent at the college level, and I think he'll especially fit in with the Big 12 style of play. As of now, it looks like he'll end up in the Big 12, but it's going to be a tight battle between Baylor and Oklahoma.

8. Jalin Barnett (OG, OT)

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8. Jalin Barnett (OG, OT)

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Top Targeting: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Jalin Barnett is probably going to end up being an offensive guard in college, but his ability to also play the tackle position is going to make him a valuable snag down the road.

7. Canton Kaumatule (DE)

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7. Canton Kaumatule (DE)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Oklahoma

Like Jalin Barnett, Canton Kaumatule is going to take some versatility with him, but it actually goes a little further than Barnett; Kaumatule can play both sides of the ball really well on the line. He will most likely stick to strong-side defense end in college, which is where he's rated highest.

6. Tyron Johnson (WR)

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6. Tyron Johnson (WR)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Texas Tech, Oklahoma State

Tyron Johnson is one of the highest-rated wide receivers in this class, and he still has a good amount of room to grow. He's going to be a big-time playmaker at the next level if he fills out.

5. Tim Settle (DT)

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5. Tim Settle (DT)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Texas

This is where Texas really starts to take over. Settle really doesn't have an obvious flaw in his game, and he has the skill and size to step onto a college team and compete right away.

4. Keisean Lucier-South (DE)

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4. Keisean Lucier-South (DE)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Texas

Everyone is after Keisean Lucier-South, but Texas might be on the outside looking in for now. Whoever gets Lucier-South is getting a very special talent on the defensive line.

3. Daron Payne (DT)

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3. Daron Payne (DT)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Texas

Daron Payne's strength is off the charts. The kid can bench 460 pounds, and every ounce of that is apparent when he takes down a quarterback.

2. Malik Jefferson (OLB)

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2. Malik Jefferson (OLB)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas

Malik Jefferson is regularly considered to be one of the best outside linebackers in this 2015 recruiting class. Texas is now considered to be in on the fun, but Texas A&M currently holds the edge on everyone.

1. Kendall Sheffield (CB)

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1. Kendall Sheffield (CB)

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Top Big 12 Targeting: Texas, Baylor

Kendall Sheffield is going to be a shutdown cornerback when he gets to the next level, a guy who would really help bolster Baylor's defense. Baylor and Texas are both in the hunt, but Sheffield is another top recruit who could very well be heading off to Texas A&M when it's all said and done.

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