That's Baylor's next NFL-bound offensive linemen: C Ivory Wade. Look upon him and tremble!!! Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
And by "huge," I mean that they are both exceedingly large individuals. Below is a tweet from Shawn McKinney, a JUCO center from Trinity Valley CC in Athens, Texas. The latest height/weight I can find for McKinney lists him at 6-3, 355 pounds, a truly massive size for an interior lineman and also probably one reason why he has yet to receive an offer from a major program. That kind of size can be a liability as much as an asset in that players with significant weight problems often struggle to keep it under control. The good news is that I don't think that number is correct. The pictures McKinney tweets show an athlete with excellent work ethic who has probably changed quite a bit since those numbers were recorded. He also appears to be quite excited at the prospect of playing for Baylor, and that's always a good thing.
In Waco on my baylor visit! If you in Waco come to the Hilton to kick It with me and my boy— Shawn McKinney (@CHOSEBYGOD79) August 3, 2012
His "boy" is Josiah St. Johns, by far the more heralded of the two JUCO recruits. St. John holds offers from ... well just about everybody, including OSU, A&M, WVU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Baylor, and multiple others across the country. Rated a 4* 5.8 by Rivals and a 4* 90 by 247Sports, the 6-6, 305-pound St. Johns would be a huge get at a position of need in this class. Unless there are two Josiah St. Johns out there, here's his highlight video from HUDL. Let's hope Baylor puts on its best show for the pair over the next 24-48 hours as it tries to woo the teammates.
Getting either one would probably also help with another of their teammates, DT Quincy Russell, the former 4* recruit we've talked about a bit around these parts before. He is said to be favoring Baylor at this point, but nobody really knows. The latest update from SicEmSports.com makes it seem like Baylor is the team to beat for his services, but a decision could be a long way off.
In other news, Baylor 2012 recruit Aiavion Edwards of Stephenville was named the offensive MVP of the THSCA (Texas High School Coaches Association) All-Star Game recently.