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2016 Top 20 Player Mark Vital Commits to Baylor!

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Baylor got on the board for the 2016 class in a huge way tonight, landing recent visitor Mark Vital, one of the fastest-rising recruits in the country.

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Now that's the Scott Drew recruiting process we've all come to love. An elite prospect a few years away who would likely have had much more recruiting buzz had he waited a year or two? Perfect!

Mark Vital is a 2016 6'4" Small Forward who is rated as a National Top 20 (#18) player by 247 Sports and a 5-Star player by their composite ranking. His offer list already included Louisville, Arizona, and LSU, but tonight he chose our Baylor Bears.

ESPN ($) describes him as a slasher-type with a quick first step and strong finishing moves at the rim.

Some tweets to help fill in more information/build your excitement for Baylor's newest commit to follow. Welcome to Baylor, Mark Vital! Sic'em! #BGOD

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Vital ranked #18 Class &#39;16 top-ranked player in LA Carrigee told me, &quot;We met him in 7th-grade at the time we saw him he was already dunking&quot;</p>&mdash; David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidSmoak/statuses/375098049460441088">September 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>More Carrigee on Vital, &quot;kid is something special, very athletic, always making move to the rim no matter who is his way.&quot;</p>&mdash; David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidSmoak/statuses/375098197594877952">September 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Carrigee on Vital, &quot;But, on the court, Mark is a different human being, will take ball to rim doesn&#39;t care who is there, very aggressive.&quot;</p>&mdash; David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidSmoak/statuses/375098787163033600">September 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Carrigee said when Vital left Scott Drew&#39;s office during visit he said, &quot;He was down to earth, I felt like I was talking to you (Carrigee).&quot;</p>&mdash; David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidSmoak/statuses/375099408704352256">September 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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