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MU recruits rate seventh in Big 12

Friday, February 4, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 10:20 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 13, 2008

With 23 official commitments from high school and junior college football players, Missouri ranks seventh in the Big 12 Conference and 38th in the nation according to Rivals.com.

Quarterback Chase Daniel from Southlake, Texas is the Tigers’ standout recruit. Rivals.com rates him as the sixth best high school quarterback in the country.

Oklahoma tops the Big 12 rankings, and is third nationally. DeMarcus Granger, the top-rated defensive tackle, and Ryan Reynolds, the second-rated linebacker, top Oklahoma’s class. Oklahoma finished the regular season undefeated, but lost in the Orange Bowl to Southern California.

Nebraska’s class is ranked fifth in the nation. Wide receiver Chris Brooks from Hazlewood East officially committed to the Cornhuskers after rescinding his verbal commitment to Missouri. Brooks is 15th in the nation among receivers.

Three Texas schools filled the next three spots in the rankings. Texas A&M is third ahead of Texas and Texas Tech.

Kansas State, with 20 recruits, was a spot higher than Missouri. Despite finishing 7-5, including a win against Missouri, Oklahoma State’s recruits rank eighth in the conference. Coach Les Miles left the Cowboys at the end of the year to take the job Nick Saban vacated at Louisiana State.


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