Oklahoma is off and running with another highly touted recruiting class. Baylor added a quartet of players to keep throwing.
Texas put together another strong class after a coaching change, and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy again had a good signing day.
All in all, it was a good Wednesday for the Big 12, a league that Scout.com listed as the second-best among all conferences behind only the powerhouse SEC.
TCU signed a school-record five four-star recruits, all of them on offense as the Horned Frogs make changes with two new co-offensive coordinators.
West Virginia keeps restocking with players from the small western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa, in the shadow of longtime rival Pittsburgh. Already with a running back from Aliquippa who transferred from Pitt last summer, the Mountaineers signed a cornerback and defensive lineman from the town.
After the departure of three quarterbacks, Texas Tech signed Texas APSE player of the year Patrick Mahomes, the son of a former pro baseball player who had 50 TDs pass and four interceptions as a senior.
Here are five things to know about signing day for Big 12 schools:
BEST CLASS: For the second year in a row, Oklahoma gets top billing in the Big 12. Even coach Bob Stoops, whose team got a big boost with a Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama, called this one of his best classes. "Hard to compare when you're looking at 15 years of doing it, but I feel this ranks right up there with any of them," he said. Running back Joe Mixon is listed as Rivals.com's No. 1 running back and 247sports.com's No. 1 all-purpose back. The Sooners also added 5-foot-11, 238-pound Samaje Perine, another running back who looks ready to play, and height at receiver with three signees who are at least 6-foot-5.