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:
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)
DEFENSE: DT (0/1), DE (0/0), LB (1/2), NB (1/1), CB (1/2), S (1/2)
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: Conner Dyer (53% Tech, 7% BU), | 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): 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/?)
DEFENSE: CB (1/?)
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.
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.
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.
Visiting Baylor tomorrow! #SicEm— *✨Kris.Boyd!✨* (@kris23db) July 18, 2014
Seems to have enjoyed himself. I'm adding him back to the Wish List.
RB Soso Jamobo (7/10): Baylor-Oregon battle, imo.
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.
CB Grayland Arnold (7/13): Coming Friday.
ATH D'Eriq King (7/13): Coming Friday.
WR Marquez Stevenson (7/13): Coming Friday.
I will be at Baylor this Friday!!— marquez_stevenson (@Speedster_7) July 13, 2014
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.
LB Baron Browning (7/18): Visited today.
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:
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.
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.