Baylor Football Recruiting Notes: March 2014

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March 2014 is here and with it, the heat of the 2015 recruiting season. It should be a great one.

With the beginning of March 2014, we bid goodbye to the 2014 recruiting season.  If you want to check out the final updates for that class, hit the February Recruiting Thread.  On to 2015!

247Sports' Crystal Ball:

Baylor's 2014 Crystal Ball Prediction List (2014 and 2015) / Mark Moore's Predictions

Check back on these often; the predictions update every day.

2015 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 13, Commits: 6

OFFENSE: QB (1/1), RB (0/2), WR (2/3), TE (0/0), OL (1/2)

QB: Chad President
WR/RB: JaMycal Hasty
WR: Devontre Stricklin
OT: Maurice Porter (JUCO)

DEFENSE: DT (0/1), DE (1/2), LB (0/2), NB (0/1), CB (0/2), S (1/2)

DE/LBLouis Brown
ATH/S/WR:
Blake Lynch

2015 Wish List:

RB (speed): Ronald Jones, Jr. (50% Baylor) | Tyreik Gray (100% Baylor)
RB (big back): Soso Jamobo (64% UT) | Chris Warren (55% Baylor)
WR (inside): Ryan Newsome (67% UT)
WR (outside): Damarkus Lodge (68% Baylor)
OT: Conner Dyer (85% A&M) | Keaton Sutherland (100% Arkansas)
ATH: John Humphrey (70% Baylor)

DE: James Lockhart (100% Baylor)
DT: Darrion Daniels (100% Baylor)
OLB: Ricky DeBerry (43% Oklahoma) | Cameron Townsend (100% UT) | Malik Jefferson (73% A&M)
NB: Richard Moore (100% Baylor)
CB: P.J. Mbanasor (67% OU) | Kris Boyd (62% A&M) | Holton Hill (89% A&M) | Jordan Tolbert (UH commit)
S: Kahlil Haughton (100% Baylor) | PJ Locke (50% Baylor)

All of the players above hold Baylor offers and have indicated at least some interest in the Bears such that their inclusion is not simply the result of wishful thinking.

Players Removed (who did not commit to us): QB: Jarrett Stidham (Texas Tech), S Larry Pryor (A&M)

UPDATES:

2015 Recruiting:

WR/RB JaMycal Hasty (3/29): Committed.

RB Ronald Jones (3/29): Named his new top 5 last night.  Baylor is atop it after the recent visit from Ronald and his mom, HC, and OC.

CB Holton Hill (3/29): Wants to see Baylor.

NB/LB Richard Moore (3/29): A&M offered last night.

DE Kingsley Keke (3/25): Baylor offered yesterday.

Baylor's second Junior Day is schedule for this Saturday, March 22.  I'll try to build a list of attendees as we go through the week.  So far, we have:

QB Chad President (3/22): (is also apparently visiting practice today, 3/18)
ATH Blake Lynch (3/22): Both Baylor commits, both were in attendance at the second Junior Day.

OT Conner Dyer (3/22): Visited Baylor for the second Junior Day.

DE James Lockhart (3/22): Visited Baylor for the second Junior Day.

S PJ Locke (3/22): Visited Baylor for the second Junior Day.

CB Jalen Campbell (3/22):
DT Bryce English (3/22): Both Texas commits, both were in attendance today.

CB Jordan Tolbert (3/22): Visited Baylor's second Junior Day. Has a Baylor offer.

LB Malik Jefferson (3/21): Visiting Baylor today unofficially.  He is the mystery recruit Brian teased on BearsTruth.

S Deshon Elliott (3/18): Committed to Texas despite Blake Lynch's best efforts.

Baylor has been on the outside looking in for a while now because he plays safety and we want him to play NB.  He didn't like that idea so much.  Bet it's Texas.

CB P.J. Mbanasor (3/12): Decommitted from TCU this morning. We offered in February.

S Kahlil Haughton (3/10): Wanted to draw attention to the new offers in his profile.  Did Bielema wait :10 before offering?

QB Jarrett Stidham (3/7):  Committed to Texas Tech.

RB Tyreik Gray (3/6): Put out his top 5 last night.

WR Damarkus Lodge (3/6): Recent offers from Arkansas and Nebraska.

ATH Louis Brown (3/2):  Keeping this for posterity.

CB Xavier Lewis (2/27):  Baylor offered.

ATH Tony Nicholson (2/27): Baylor offered today.  He was waiting on this one.  Duke reportedly leads.

S Roney Elam (2/25): Baylor offered today.  Listed as a WR on his profile, outstanding size for a safety.

2016 Recruiting:

S Jaylon Jones (3/22): Visited Baylor for the second Junior Day.

OT J.P. Urquidez (3/22): Baylor offered at the second Junior Day today.

OT Greg Little (3/22): Visited Baylor's second Junior Day, is mentioned in the tweet above by Urquidez.  Look at his offer list!

CB Jared Mayden (3/22): Baylor offered (3/7).  Attended second Junior Day (3/22).

DB Eric Cuffee (2/28): Doesn't have a 247 profile, so I linked to HUDL.  Has visited.

SB Nation Recruiting Scouting Reports:

The fine gentlemen at SB Nation Recruiting have been putting together scouting reports by the dozen for major 2015 prospects.  A few of those reports are germane to us as Baylor fans:

RB Ronald Jones
RB Soso Jamobo
WR Damarkus Lodge
DE James Lockhart
LB Malik Jefferson

RECRUITING FOCUS: 2015

Changelog:

3/2/2014: Created March thread, added Louis Brown to 2015 Wish List and Updates.
3/3/2014: Added Louis Brown commitment, 2015 team ranking to #19.
3/4/2014: Maurice Porter ranked a 4* (92) by 247Sports. Team ranking to #19.
3/6/2014: Updates on Damarkus Lodge, Ronald Jones, and Tyreik Gray.  Added a section of scouting reports from SB Nation Recruiting.
3/7/2014: Added OLB Cameron Townsend to 2015 Wish List, removed Anthony Wheeler.  Offer to 2016 CB Jared Mayden. Ronald Jones' Top 6.  Jarret Stidham committed to Tech.
3/10/2014: Kahlil Haughton has several new offers.
3/12/2014: CB P.J. Mbanasor decommitted from TCU, now goes on the 2015 Wish List.
3/18/2014: Started the list for this weekend's Junior Day.  Added update about Deshon Elliott.
3/21/2014: 2015 5* Malik Jefferson visiting today.
3/22/2014: Added WR/ATH John Humphrey to the 2015 Wish List. Baylor offered a 2016 OT.  Cleaned up a bunch of updates, added a few visitors for the second Junior Day.
3/25/2014: Baylor offered 2015 DE Kingsley Keke.
3/29/2014: Updates on 2015 CB Holton Hill and NB Richard Moore. Added Jordan Tolbert to 2015 Wish List.  JaMycal Hasty committed.

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