I was pretty happy with the way things were going in the May thread up to the point where the information simply became too much to control. The complaints about disorganization were completely merited; I simply had not though out well enough how I would handle a huge influx of offers, commitments, and other news related to Baylor recruiting. To try to keep the same from happening this month, since I doubt things will slow down much, if at all, I'm going to try something different.
2014 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 16, Commits:19
OFFENSE: QB (0/1), RB (1/2), WR (3/4), TE (2/2), OL (4/5)
DEFENSE: DT (2/2), DE (1/2-3), LB (2/3), NB (0/1), CB (2/3), S (1/2)
2014 Wish List:
These are the recruits that, given Baylor's needs and the commits already in the fold, we have offered, have even a semi-reasonable shot to get, and with whom we would fill our remaining spots should they decide to commit. As players commit here or elsewhere, they will fall off the list and be replaced. The list incorporates my best guess at our priority list for a given position. (In parenthesis is the Crystal Ball prediction for Baylor)
QB: Randall Cunningham, Jr. (100% Baylor)
RB: Corey Avery (100% Baylor)
WR: K.D. Cannon (83% Baylor)
OL: Jovan Pruitt (0% Baylor) / Ty Barrett (0% Baylor) / JUCO Jarell Broxton (n/a)
LB: Christian Sam (73% Baylor)
CB: John Plattenburg (22% Baylor)
S: John Bonney (50% Baylor)
We could get all of them or none of them, but at this point, the priorities for each are pretty clear except DE. I'm totally spitballing there. It's possible that with Samuel Ukwuachu coming in, we only take 1, but I don't think it's likely.
*With Andrew Morris' commit, I removed DT from the list and replaced it with another LB, Christian Sam. I know I said we wouldn't take another.
247Sports' Crystal Ball:
Check back on these often; the predictions update every day.
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Baylor's camps for June have ended with the Bears in possession of 19 verbal commits. We may have to wait a bit for the next one or it may come while I'm typing this sentence. Anyway...
CB Trai Mosley (6/30): Baylor offered the Nebraska commit. Not sure if that changes anything at this point.
QB Brandon Harris (6/26): Has a final 5. Baylor is in it.
CB Nick Orr (6/24): Committed to TCU today. He was Baylor's backup plan to John Plattenburg, and now he's off the table.
CB John Plattenburg (6/17): He's in Houston (where's he originally from) for a family reunion, and he will use the time to take a visit:
Baylor visit tomorrow— John Plattenburg.jr (@ITS_PLATTnum) June 17, 2013
DE Solomon Thomas (6/16): One guy I've been considering adding to the wishlist over Victor Evans, and whose recruitment may affect us in more than one way. Should he choose Texas, Evans might look around (Texas is considered his favorite). Should he not, the Longhorns likely push for Evans.
Solomon's list from 13 down to 9. No particular order Top 9 Texas Baylor Oklahoma Ohio State UCLA Stanford Notre Dame Alabama Arkansas— Joe McBride (@coachjmcbride) June 15, 2013
QB Randall Cunningham, II (6/5): Multiple outlets are reporting that he will visit Baylor on 6/12 with his father rather than participate in any of our camps. You can bet we will roll out the red carpet that day. He is our #1 target at QB, as I have mentioned a few times.
OL Connor Mayes (6/3): One of the OL left that I think we'd take, and a center all the way. Plans to visit OU, TCU, TT, A&M, Baylor, KSU, and Minnesota this summer.
WR K.D. Cannon (6/2): Probably the biggest name at the Sunday camp, as far as I know. I believe 6/2 was his fourth visit to our campus in 2013.
QB Zach Cripps (6/2): After RCII, Brandon Harris, and Aaron Sharp, it's hard to know who Baylor would look to should we decide to make another QB offer. If we don't get one of those three guys, something has gone pretty wrong. But Zach Cripps is probably on the next list, and he camped at Baylor.
ATH/QB Blake Lynch (6/17): Down to Mississippi State and Baylor, said this today:
WR Devontre Stricklin (6/13): Baylor offered today.
Midway jr WR Devontre Stricklin has 1st offer from Baylor, joins teammate S Kahlil Haughton (oregon state offer) as only jrs 2 be w/offers— FB Recruits of Waco (@WacoFbRecruits) June 13, 2013
RB Kameron Martin (6/3): Finally received his Baylor offer (I say "finally" relatively, he's about to be a sophomore). That's one he says he's been waiting on. He camped at Baylor for the first weekend before going to A&M.
2017 Recruiting: (no, seriously)
This list is going to update frequently over the next few days/weeks with info from summer camps. Check back often.