Now that's the Scott Drew recruiting process we've all come to love. An elite prospect a few years away who would likely have had much more recruiting buzz had he waited a year or two? Perfect!
Mark Vital is a 2016 6'4" Small Forward who is rated as a National Top 20 (#18) player by 247 Sports and a 5-Star player by their composite ranking. His offer list already included Louisville, Arizona, and LSU, but tonight he chose our Baylor Bears.
ESPN ($) describes him as a slasher-type with a quick first step and strong finishing moves at the rim.
Some tweets to help fill in more information/build your excitement for Baylor's newest commit to follow. Welcome to Baylor, Mark Vital! Sic'em! #BGOD
BREAKING: 2016 Washington-Marion (LA) wing Mark Vital has verbally committed to Baylor, per his coach.— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) September 4, 2013
Mark Vital is a strong addition early on for the Baylor Bears. They were the first to offer the 2016 athletic scoring wing from Louisiana.— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) September 4, 2013
6-5 PF/SF ... Good athlete that plays hard RT @BSnowScout I have confirmed 2016 pledge Mark Vital has picked Baylor, more to come shortly— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) September 4, 2013
When I spoke with Mark Vital at his last game of July in Vegas, only mentioned Baylor as school involved. Excellent work by Baylor staff!— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) September 4, 2013
Vital ranked #18 Class '16 top-ranked player in LA Carrigee told me, "We met him in 7th-grade at the time we saw him he was already dunking"— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) September 4, 2013
More Carrigee on Vital, "kid is something special, very athletic, always making move to the rim no matter who is his way."— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) September 4, 2013
Carrigee on Vital, "But, on the court, Mark is a different human being, will take ball to rim doesn't care who is there, very aggressive."— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) September 4, 2013
Carrigee said when Vital left Scott Drew's office during visit he said, "He was down to earth, I felt like I was talking to you (Carrigee)."— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) September 4, 2013