Baylor Football Recruiting Notes: July 2014

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor enters the last full month of summer with 10 commits again after recent "troubles." Will another huge camp help things along? We'll see.

Baylor has 10 verbal commits for the 2015 class and is poised to fill out the class over the coming months.  Where do we go from here?

247Sports' Crystal Ball:

Baylor's 2015 Crystal Ball Prediction List / Mark Moore's Predictions

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

2015 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 28, Commits: 10

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

QB: Chad President
QB/WR: Blake Lynch
RB: JaMycal Hasty
WR:
Devontre Stricklin
OT: Maurice Porter (JUCO)
C: Sam Tecklenburg

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

LB: Breckyn Hager
LB/NB:
Clay Johnston
CB:
Jordan Tolbert
DB: Jameson Houston
S: Montrel Wilson

2015 Wish List:

(Percentages are drawn from 247Sports' Crystal Ball, not my own imagination.)

RB (speed): Corey Dauphine (Tech, 64% BU to flip) | Ronald Jones, Jr. (OSU)
RB (big back): Soso Jamobo (38% BU, leading)
OT: Deya Mhiesen (100% Baylor) | Madison Akamnonu (50% Texas, 0% BU)

DT: Darrion Daniels (100% Baylor),
OLB: Malik Jefferson (69% A&M, 6% BU) | Anthony Wheeler (69% UT, 0% BU) | Cameron Townsend (100% UT, 0% BU)
CB: Holton Hill (67% UT, 7% BU) | Kris Boyd (50% A&M, 0% BU)
S: Kahlil Haughton (81% 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): OT Conner Dyer (Texas Tech), S PJ Locke (Oregon), WR Damarkus Lodge (A&M), DT/OT Du'Vonta Lampkin (Baylor out), WR Ryan Newsome (spot gone), DE James Lockhart (down to A&M/Alabama), LB Richard Moore (spot gone, A&M), CB Marcus Lewis (Florida), OT Keaton Sutherland (A&M), CB P.J. Mbanasor (I think we're out), LB Ricky DeBerry (Baylor out), RB Chris Warren (Baylor backed off), QB Jarrett Stidham (Texas Tech), S Larry Pryor (A&M).

2016 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 2, Commits: 6

OFFENSE: QB (1/?), RB (1/?), WR (1/?), OL (1/?)

QB: Zach Smith (Film)
RB: Kameron Martin (Film)
WR: Tren'Davian Dickson (Film)
OL:
Patrick Hudson (Film)

DEFENSE: CB (1/?)

CB: KeShawn Somerville (Film)
CB: Eric Cuffee (Film)

2016 Wish List:

This will be basically a shot in the dark based off our 2016 offer list.  Some of them are more obvious than others based on who we've had in town and how many times we've heard their names. I think we can assume that we'll be at 85 scholarships again with the 2015 class.  We have 17 juniors (by their classification now) graduating in 2016.  I think we're safe projecting a class of around 20, maybe more, on that basis.

QB: Tristen Wallace (50% BU)
RB:
Devwah Whaley
WR: Devin Duvernay (11% BU)
WR: Courtney Lark (50% BU)
WR: Jeremy Smith (33% BU)
OL: J.P. Urquidez (27% BU)

DT: Kendall Jones
DE: Isaiah Chambers
DE: Justin Madubuike
CB: Jared Mayden (27% BU)
S: Deontay Anderson
S: Brandon Jones

Off (that didn't commit to us): D'Eriq King

This is by far the earliest I've ever tried to put together a Wish List, and before you tell me that the vast majority of these guys are 5*s we won't get, I know that.  There will be a ton of movement on this list since I'm starting so early.

UPDATES:

Baylor's last summer camp of 2014 is coming up two weeks from this Friday (that would make it 7/18).  Should be a very good weekend.

2015 Recruiting:

DB Jameson Houston (7/30): Committed to Baylor today.  Has offers from KSU and Purdue.  This came completely out of left field, and it may take me a while to get enough information together for a full post.

OT Conner Dyer (7/29): Committed to Texas Tech today.  Not sure where Baylor goes for HS OTs in this class now, and we sorely need one.

OLB Malik Jefferson (7/27): Visiting Baylor today. Doesn't get much bigger than that for 2015.

CB Kris Boyd (7/18): Less than a week after observing that it is Baylor, in fact, who runs this state, Boyd will visit Waco for the first time today for camp.

Seems to have enjoyed himself.  I'm adding him back to the Wish List.

RB Soso Jamobo (7/10): Baylor-Oregon battle, imo.

LB Malik Jefferson (7/10): Dominating The Opening right now.  Coach Gush is all over him for Baylor.

2016 Recruiting:

S Eric Monroe (7/31): Baylor offered today.  LSU looks like the team to beat at this point.

DE Erick Fowler (7/31): Baylor offered yesterday, then every twitter account related to recruiting picked him up today.

CB Eric Cuffee (7/20): Reportedly committed today, although there is some question about whether it is official yet.

WR Tren'Davian Dickson (7/18): Committed!

OL Patrick Hudson (7/18): Committed!

DE Isaiah Chambers (7/18): Reportedly visiting today.

QB Zach Smith (7/18):  Should probably go without saying Baylor's 2016 QB commit will be there, but he will.  So I said it.

RB Kameron Martin (7/15): Committed to Baylor.

CB Grayland Arnold (7/13): Coming Friday.

ATH D'Eriq King (7/13): Coming Friday.

WR Marquez Stevenson (7/13): Coming Friday.

OT J.P. Urquidez (7/10): Sounds like he'll be here for the camp on 7/18.

Confirmed that he will be to Amy.

2017 Recruiting:

LB Baron Browning (7/18): Visited today.

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:

QB Chad President
RB Ronald Jones
RB Soso Jamobo
RB Tyreik Gray
RB/WR JaMycal Hasty
WR Damarkus Lodge
DT Darrion Daniels
DE James Lockhart
LB Malik Jefferson

RECRUITING THOUGHTS:

This thread is as bare-bones as any I've ever made because there isn't that much recruiting news rolling around right now.  That will change in the coming weeks, especially with regard to the 7/18 camp.

My focus in the coming days will be on how we plan to fill the rest of the 2015 class.  Right now, it seems like most of the guys we'd be looking at for the last 6 spots will probably wait a while, so things could cool off.  It's still worth looking at who those guys might be and how that process might unfold.

Changelog:

7/2/2014: Created July Recruiting Thread, updated %s on 2015 and 2016 Wish Lists.  Added CB Holton Hill to 2015 Wish List to replace John Humphrey.
7/8/2014: Updates about Malik Jefferson and Zach Smith.
7/10/2014: Updates on Jamobo, Urquidez, and Jefferson.  Updated Wish List %s.
7/13/2014: Starting to put up Friday visitors.
7/15/2014: 2016 RB Kam Martin commits.
7/18/2014: Couple of new visitors for today's camp.  Updates about Kris Boyd, who is now back on the Wish List, and others.  Two new commits for 2016!
7/23/2014: Ronald Jones back on the Wish List after news that he will visit.  Updated %s on both Wish Lists.
7/29/2014: OT Conner Dyer commits to Texas Tech and is off the 2015 Wish List.
7/31/2014: 2 new 2016 offers the last couple of days.

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