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Grading Top Big 12 Recruits' Performances at 2014 the Opening

Sean FryeFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2014

Grading Top Big 12 Recruits' Performances at 2014 the Opening

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    LB Malik Jefferson
    LB Malik Jefferson247sports

    With The Opening wrapped up, it's time to look at how some of the top Big 12 recruits performed in the elite Nike camp of the summer. 

    Malik Jefferson and SoSo Jamabo were among the standouts, while other under-the-radar players also shined. 

    So let's cut to the chase and grade the performance of the Big 12's top recruits at 2014 Opening camp. 

     

    All recruit information obtained from 247sports

RB JaMycal Hasty

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    JaMycal Hasty showed off his best attribute at The Opening—his speed. 

    The 4-star Baylor commit recorded the third-fasted 40-yard dash time of all prospects at the camp with 4.47. 

    While Hasty did little else to particularly standout at The Opening, speed is never a bad thing, especially in Baylor's spread offense. 

    Grade: B+

RB SoSo Jamabo

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    According to Paul Myerberg of USA Today, this 4-star running back out of Plano, Texas shined during the seven-on-seven portion of The Opening. 

    With Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor on his wish list, that's good news for the Big 12. 

    A tall running back at 6'2", Jamabo could fit the role that the likes of Tavon Austin and Tony Pierson filled in the Big 12. But this time, he could be doing it at the upper echelon of the conference. 

    Considering he came out during the camp's most-talked about event, Jamabo's stock has to be on the rise. 

    Grade: B+

CB Holton Hill

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    Named to The Opening's All-Tournament Defense, Holton Hill was clearly one of the top performers at the camp. 

    Rated as a 4-star prospect out of Houston, Hill's offers from Big 12 schools include Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech and Oklahoma. 

    Texas A&M is the Big 12's biggest threat to snag the 6'2", 184-pound prospect. But considering his showing at The Opening, expect Big 12 schools to ramp up their efforts to land Hill. 

    Grade: A+

QB Jarrett Stidham

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    This Texas Tech commit and 4-star recruit out of Stephenville, Texas was arguably the best Big 12 gunslinger at the Elite 11, which is part of The Opening. 

    At 6'3" and 190 pounds, Stidham was able to show his quick release and precision throws at the camp. 

    Stidham finished seventh overall among quarterbacks in the Elite 11, but he still showed that he could become the next stat-stuffing signal-caller to make his way to Lubbock, following in the likes of Seth Doege, Graham Harrell and even his future head coach, Kliff Kingsbury. 

    At 6'3" and 190 pounds, Stidham showed his quick release and precision throws at the camp. 

    Grade: A-

LB Malik Jefferson

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    A 5-star linebacker from Mesquite, Texas, Malik Jefferson will likely join a school within his home state—either Texas or Texas A&M. 

    Jefferson reportedly said that he loves the new Texas staff headed by Charlie Strong, indicating that he might be leaning toward the Longhorns. 

    At The Opening, he was named to the All-Tournament team and displayed his superior athleticism. 

    Grade: A

     

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