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Junior Day: The Players Love Baylor

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Baylor had numerous recruits on campus today for Junior Day. Today was most certainly a good day.

Turns out that Baylor is very, very popular with the recruits. It could be the flashy uniforms, the fighter jet offense, or the hard-nose defense. It could be that $260+ million beauty that is opening on the banks of the Brazos in less than eight months. It could be the Heisman Trophy sitting on a pedestal in our facilities, or the newer Big 12 Champion trophy sitting next to it. I could write an entire article on why I think recruits (read: why I) love Baylor, but that isn't the point. The point is that whatever Baylor is doing, it is working. The overwhelmingly positive response from those who attended Baylor's Junior Day proves that.

Attendees

I will try my best to accumulate a list of all that attended. If I leave one off, please post in the comments and I'll edit this list. All recruits are for 2015 unless otherwise specified.

3* WR John Humphrey

N/A SS Iyare Ojo

N/A WR Donta Thompson

3* Safety Kahlil Haughton

N/A CB Jared Mayden II (2016)

3* DE Charles Omenihu

N/A CB Jordan Tolbert

N/A CB Will Lockett

N/A Safety Deontay Anderson (2016)

N/A QB/WR Tony Nicholson

3* WR James Proche

3* DE Kingsley Keke

N/A Guard Abdul Beechum (I think 247 spelled his name wrong)

4* CB Holton Hill

4* RB Ronald Jones II

N/A OLB/RB Dylan Moses (2017)

4* DE Lames Lockhart

N/A QB Devin Smith

4* QB Jarrett Stidham

4/5* RB Soso Jamabo

Baylor Commit 3/4* ATH/QB Blake Lynch may or may not have been there.

I think that about wraps up the list, at least what I could find on Twitter. My initial reaction is shock. There was a heck of a lot of talent on campus today and there couldn't have been a better day for recruits to visit; the weather is gorgeous today.

Offers

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clear Falls WR John Humphrey was offered by <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Baylor&amp;src=hash">#Baylor</a> at the jr day today. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SicEm&amp;src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TruthOrBear247">@TruthOrBear247</a>. <a href="http://t.co/PyHW0rYwCi">http://t.co/PyHW0rYwCi</a></p>&mdash; Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) <a href="https://twitter.com/Perroni247/statuses/427578118543392768">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Commitments

Nothing to report...yet.

Reaction Tweets

Now, the fun part!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor was ..... Perfect</p>&mdash; James A. Proché II (@JamesProche8) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesProche8/statuses/427567080372568064">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Beautiful 😫 <a href="http://t.co/vAUPkpVoOh">pic.twitter.com/vAUPkpVoOh</a></p>&mdash; Kingsley (@BucketsAll_Day) <a href="https://twitter.com/BucketsAll_Day/statuses/427565408338456576">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ooowwieeeee <a href="http://t.co/YxtODii0sn">pic.twitter.com/YxtODii0sn</a></p>&mdash; Kingsley (@BucketsAll_Day) <a href="https://twitter.com/BucketsAll_Day/statuses/427518949266165760">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How does the green and gold look? <a href="http://t.co/zWoGNeDCLz">pic.twitter.com/zWoGNeDCLz</a></p>&mdash; Kahlil Haughton (@Kahlilhaughton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kahlilhaughton/statuses/427577642565373952">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I'm not sure I can answer this without engaging in recruiting violations, but you can guess my answer.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had a good time at Baylor !! 😁💪🏈 <a href="http://t.co/2DRHwW86W4">pic.twitter.com/2DRHwW86W4</a></p>&mdash; Jared Mayden II (@MaydenII) <a href="https://twitter.com/MaydenII/statuses/427572892922941440">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>There was so much talent at Baylor jr day college football will be no joke</p>&mdash; Charles (@charless_94) <a href="https://twitter.com/charless_94/statuses/427574174026960896">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor stadium is gonna kill everybody in the nation.</p>&mdash; Charles (@charless_94) <a href="https://twitter.com/charless_94/statuses/427573169344356352">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I think Charles here liked Baylor.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had a good time at Baylor 🏈🙌... Lol they got some energy up there👏</p>&mdash; Deontay Anderson#⃣1⃣ (@DTRAIN__) <a href="https://twitter.com/DTRAIN__/statuses/427593290003648512">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Me &amp; the Head Coach <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachArtBriles">@CoachArtBriles</a> 🐻 <a href="http://t.co/FKvWQrtNXV">pic.twitter.com/FKvWQrtNXV</a></p>&mdash; Rojo⚡️ (@RJ24II) <a href="https://twitter.com/RJ24II/statuses/427593207820451840">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>With the bros <a href="https://twitter.com/willdoesit__">@willdoesit__</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/DTRAIN__">@DTRAIN__</a> 🏈🙌 <a href="http://t.co/q9gWctCOxu">pic.twitter.com/q9gWctCOxu</a></p>&mdash; Jermaine Tully!!!!! (@JayTee_Life) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayTee_Life/statuses/427572649871425536">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23baylornation&amp;src=hash">#baylornation</a> <a href="http://t.co/eGrWs5WsZh">pic.twitter.com/eGrWs5WsZh</a></p>&mdash; Holton Hill #5 (@Hollywood__5) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hollywood__5/statuses/427523699785232385">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Consider it another positive meeting between Stephenville QB <a href="https://twitter.com/Jarrett_Stidham">@Jarrett_Stidham</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Baylor&amp;src=hash">#Baylor</a> Sunday.</p>&mdash; Kevin Lonnquist (@baylorrivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/baylorrivals/statuses/427609491463360512">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What did McKinney North RB <a href="https://twitter.com/RJ24II">@RJ24II</a> say? &quot;Just like home.&quot; More at <a href="http://t.co/zbC900rgXr">http://t.co/zbC900rgXr</a></p>&mdash; Brian Ethridge (@TruthOrBear247) <a href="https://twitter.com/TruthOrBear247/statuses/427603980894470144">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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These next two Tweets, in my opinion, apply to the University as a whole and are why I love Baylor:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So far, each and every Baylor recruit from Junior Day has mentioned Family or Home.</p>&mdash; Brian Ethridge (@TruthOrBear247) <a href="https://twitter.com/TruthOrBear247/statuses/427594250985807872">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Recruits really pick up on the family atmosphere at Baylor - one of those intangibles that really make a program great.</p>&mdash; Amy Pagitt (@APBaylor247) <a href="https://twitter.com/APBaylor247/statuses/427579099641421824">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Probably the most surprising thing today is that 3/4* WR Ryan Newsome visited A&M's Junior Day today, despite being 100% Baylor, according to 247's Crystal Ball.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A&amp;M Was Live! RIP PGL <a href="https://twitter.com/OnThisJourney71">@OnThisJourney71</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LEVENI_95">@LEVENI_95</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/EulessTrinityHS">@EulessTrinityHS</a> <a href="http://t.co/gYSxlmPyE3">pic.twitter.com/gYSxlmPyE3</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Newsome (@NewBoi17) <a href="https://twitter.com/NewBoi17/statuses/427598877147934720">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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