The Big 12 is a conference with an offensive reputation, as not much defense is played in the league. Its member schools compete fiercely on the recruiting trail, which stretches from the heartlands to the Atlantic Ocean.
Each program has one prospect circled on its recruiting board as a "must-get" but faces major competition for the recruit.
Texas is trying to keep an SEC program from taking a great safety, while Oklahoma wants to sign a great defensive end from the Lone Star State. Also, West Virginia is battling programs from the ACC and Big Ten for its top target.