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Ishmael Zamora: The Next Star Baylor Wide Receiver?

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NCAA Football: Rice at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

There’s K.D. Cannon, and then there’s a big question for who Baylor will rely on as its second best wide receiver . The Bears have an impressive list to choose from. Lynx Hawthorn is fast, and can run the wildbear or whatever version of animals we are calling the no traditional QB offense the Bears used to set a rushing record in bowl games. Chris Platt has incredible speed, and by 2018 he might be the Big 12’s best wide receiver. But this could be Ishmael Zamora’s time.

Zamora is listed as the Bears starting outside wide receiver. He enters his sophomore year with a chance to break out after catching only nine passes for 132 yards last season. But it wasn’t long ago Antwan Goodley combined for 19 receptions and 197 yards in his first two seasons at Baylor. Some may think it’s unfair to compare Zamora to Baylor’s best wide receiver in 2013, and one of the Big 12’s best over the course of the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Yet, there’s so much to like about Zamora, it seems unfair to not make the comparison.

Below, Zamora tells the Owls that although it’s respectable they may be the only former Southwest Conference member from Texas not trying to get into the Big 12, he still has a job to do:

Zamora is fast. He’s not going to beat K.D. Cannon in a race, but with speed like he shows in the next clip, the Bears have an excellent shot at maintaining their offensive dominance:

Baylor has a tough task next season in replacing the Biletnikoff winner, Corey Coleman. With guys like Zamora ready to take over next season, the Bears hope of still contending for Big 12 titles remains.