Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
Formerly committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers, OL Tyler Edwards made the call last night for the Baylor Bears as part of the 2013 recruiting class.
I try to keep you guys posted as well as I can about potential commits and/or names you should know in recruiting, but on this one, I failed completely. Baylor received its 21st commitment of the 2013 class last night from Tyler Edwards, an offensive lineman at Blinn College (Blinndergarten) in Brenham, Texas. Edwards was, as you read in the title line, committed to West Virginia until last night, when he told the coaches there that he would not be coming their way. As a mid-year enrollee, Edwards will arrive at Baylor in January, go through Spring practices with the team, and then have two years to play two for the Bears. The last such transfer we took turned out pretty well in Robert T. Griffin, who was drafted by the Jets.
Adding Edwards to an offensive line class that already includes JUCO player Simo Kulmaviita, OG Darius Moore, and OG Rami Hammad gives the Bears a formidable class mixed between JUCO and HS players. Edwards and Simo probably slot in immediately, should the slots be available, in the interior; though he is built more like a Briles tackle (6-6, 290), Edwards will reportedly play center at Baylor due to his quickness. Simo is as close to a tailor-made guard as you can get.
Before you take a look at the vitals below, remember that with JUCO players, recruiting services rarely tell the entire story since so much of their effort goes into evaluating high school players. Some, like Scout, rarely venture in the JUCO waters at all.