Every Big 12 Football Team's Ace 2015 Recruiter
Big 12 recruiting shouldn't be overlooked. Every program in the conference needs at least one ace recruiter on staff to go after and collect top talent.
While many Big 12 recruiting classes are developing at a slow pace, top recruiters in this league are still eyeing some of the nation's best 2015 prospects. Texas head coach Charlie Strong appears to have a trio of ace recruiters on his staff, while Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has seen his defensive line coach fare well on the recruiting trail.
Plus, West Virginia's ace recruiter is going at a great pace.
Ace recruiter: Kendal Briles
When Baylor wants to make sure it gets thick in the mix for a top recruit, it usually sends Kendal Briles after him.
This year, Briles already has gotten his father, head coach Art Briles, three commitments. Players such as receiver Devontre Stricklin, athlete John Humphrey and cornerback Jordan Tolbert are solid 3-star recruits Briles has lured to Waco.
On June 12, Briles told Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com on June 12, "We are in central Texas, we recruit Texas, so all these kids we are recruiting are three hours away and can always get to us."
Ace recruiter: Shane Burnham
Iowa State has just three commitments, but defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham is credited with bringing in sleeper 2-star defensive end Anthony Nelson.
At 6'7" and 215 pounds, Nelson has a long frame and a high ceiling. Look for the Cyclones to have Burnham look for a few more diamonds in the rough before the end of this cycle.
Kansas has five commitments, and three of them have been secured by offensive coordinator John Reagan and quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus.
If Kansas is to have a solid recruiting year for 2015, it may be up to these two coaches.
Ace recruiter: Del Miller
Responsible for two of Kansas State's three commitments, Del Miller is head coach Bill Snyder's ace recruiter right now.
Miller coaches quarterbacks and helps coordinate the offense for the Wildcats. He convinced 3-star guard Adam Holtorf and 3-star quarterback Alex Delton to commit to KSU, as the two have a chance to develop into solid players down the road.
Ace recruiter: Jerry Montgomery
A big reason why head coach Bob Stoops lured Jerry Montgomery from Michigan to coach Oklahoma's defensive linemen was his recruiting ability.
This year, Montgomery has brought Stoops two commitments, and more could be on the horizon. The Sooners have seven pledges, with 4-star cornerback PJ Mbanasor and 4-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton being Montgomery's recruits.
He'll likely be in on all of OU's top remaining targets.
Ace recruiter: Jemal Singleton
Most of Oklahoma State's assistant coaches only have one commitment each, but Jemal Singleton got the biggest fish in the Cowboys' class.
The running backs coach got himself a future pupil in high-end 4-star running back Ronald Jones II. Jones is an elusive runner with excellent quickness and speed who will be a star in OSU's offense.
Singleton is also trying to get 4-star running back Tyreik Gray to join Jones in Stillwater.
Ace recruiter: Rusty Burns
With 15 commitments, TCU's class has been built fairly evenly by its recruiters.
The Horned Frogs sit at No. 16 in the 247Sports Recruiting Rankings, and Burns' recruiting efforts are a big reason for their high position.
Joe Wickline will coordinate the offense and coach offensive linemen at Texas, while Tommie Robinson will coach the Longhorns' running backs.
Ace recruiter: Eric Morris
Texas Tech has a commitment from elite 4-star dual-threat quarterback Jarrett Stidham. When the talented passer starts to make plays in Lubbock, head coach Kliff Kingsbury will need to thank co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Eric Morris.
Ace recruiter: JaJuan Seider
Easy pick here for West Virginia, as JaJuan Seider is cleaning up on the recruiting trail. The Mountaineers' running backs coach has picked up six commitments, including 4-star safety Kendrell McFadden and 4-star receiver Jovon Durante.
All but Cameron are from Florida.