Turns out that Baylor is very, very popular with the recruits. It could be the flashy uniforms, the fighter jet offense, or the hard-nose defense. It could be that $260+ million beauty that is opening on the banks of the Brazos in less than eight months. It could be the Heisman Trophy sitting on a pedestal in our facilities, or the newer Big 12 Champion trophy sitting next to it. I could write an entire article on why I think recruits (read: why I) love Baylor, but that isn't the point. The point is that whatever Baylor is doing, it is working. The overwhelmingly positive response from those who attended Baylor's Junior Day proves that.
I will try my best to accumulate a list of all that attended. If I leave one off, please post in the comments and I'll edit this list. All recruits are for 2015 unless otherwise specified.
N/A CB Jared Mayden II (2016)
N/A Safety Deontay Anderson (2016)
N/A Guard Abdul Beechum (I think 247 spelled his name wrong)
N/A OLB/RB Dylan Moses (2017)
Baylor Commit 3/4* ATH/QB Blake Lynch may or may not have been there.
I think that about wraps up the list, at least what I could find on Twitter. My initial reaction is shock. There was a heck of a lot of talent on campus today and there couldn't have been a better day for recruits to visit; the weather is gorgeous today.
Nothing to report...yet.
Now, the fun part!
Baylor was ..... Perfect
Baylor was ..... Perfect— James A. Proché II (@JamesProche8) January 26, 2014
I'm not sure I can answer this without engaging in recruiting violations, but you can guess my answer.
There was so much talent at Baylor jr day college football will be no joke
There was so much talent at Baylor jr day college football will be no joke— Charles (@charless_94) January 26, 2014
Baylor stadium is gonna kill everybody in the nation.
Baylor stadium is gonna kill everybody in the nation.— Charles (@charless_94) January 26, 2014
I think Charles here liked Baylor.
Had a good time at Baylor 🏈🙌... Lol they got some energy up there👏
Had a good time at Baylor 🏈🙌... Lol they got some energy up there👏— Deontay Anderson#⃣1⃣ (@DTRAIN__) January 27, 2014
These next two Tweets, in my opinion, apply to the University as a whole and are why I love Baylor:
So far, each and every Baylor recruit from Junior Day has mentioned Family or Home.
So far, each and every Baylor recruit from Junior Day has mentioned Family or Home.— Brian Ethridge (@TruthOrBear247) January 27, 2014
Recruits really pick up on the family atmosphere at Baylor - one of those intangibles that really make a program great.
Recruits really pick up on the family atmosphere at Baylor - one of those intangibles that really make a program great.— Amy Pagitt (@APBaylor247) January 26, 2014
Probably the most surprising thing today is that 3/4* WR Ryan Newsome visited A&M's Junior Day today, despite being 100% Baylor, according to 247's Crystal Ball.
Finally, for those of you who have a Bears Truth subscription check out their Reaction Thread.