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Baylor Signing Day Recap

Sic ‘Em!

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor picked up 19 signees during the early period.

The Bears did not have anyone flip, and there are still a few targets for February.

Here are the guys that signed with Baylor:

Peyton Powell: The 4-star top 300 player from Permian received a late push from Texas and TCU. But Baylor’s highest rated commitment selected the Bears. He’s listed as a QB, but he can play multiple spots.

Jacob Zeno: A top 350 player and 4-star quarterback from San Antonio. He was a huge member of the class and worked hard to lock down other targets.

Jaylen Ellis: There was late concern about keeping Ellis. The 4-star wide receiver was one of Tennessee’s top targets. But Ellis played at Cedar Ridge under Shawn Bell, and the Bears held off the Volunteers.

Qualan Jones: A top 500 player and 3-star running back from Cedar Hill.

Tyrone Brown: Brown gives Baylor immediate help on the defense. He has the size and speed to contribute early and move around in Phil Snow’s defense.

Matt Jones: A Permian man with good size for Baylor’s defensive line. He picked Baylor over Illinois and Texas Tech.

Hakeem Vance: The Bears swooped into Mississippi to grab Vance. He could end up playing both sides of the ball.

Gabriel Hall: He’s super fast and giant. I think he’s the most underrated guy in the class.

Logan Compton: Kansas made a late push for him to play tight end. But he’s signed as a defensive linemen with Baylor.

Brandon White: A 3-star wide receiver and defensive back from Amarillo. He picked Baylor over Arkansas, Kansas and Syracuse. He could play either wide receiver or defensive back at Baylor, but it appears he’ll play defense.

Harrison White: He committed to Baylor last May over a host of Big Ten schools.

Niadre Zouzoua: He planned to join the marines before his football career took off.

Will Williams: A linebacker who had 97 tackles as a junior.

Solomon Turner: A safety that committed to Baylor over his father’s alma mater, Illinois.

Sam Snyder: He picked Baylor on signing day. The man runs a 4.59 40-yard dash.

TJ Franklin: He committed way back in 2017.

Jonah White: He received late interest from Texas and was a popular target among top group of five programs and Kansas.

Blake Bedier: West Coast schools wanted to land the Utah junior college prospect. They didn’t. He could play immediately.

Davis DiVall: A former Temple commit. He isn’t anymore.

Remaining Targets:

Yusuf Terry: He was committed to Baylor, but he’s elected to wait to sign. Rutgers might be the favorite now. Fran Brown, now at Temple, had recruited him.

Cecil Powell: The safety from Florida looks like a February signee.

Elijah Ellis: He could sign in February as well.

Isaiah Hoofkin: The man decided today to wait until February to sign. Texas and Baylor will battle until then.

There are a few other guys Baylor will look at, including another junior college guard—Paul Matavo-Poialii—and possibly another wide receiver, if Terry doesn’t commit.


Baylor’s class ranks 36th on 247 and 4th in the Big 12. The Bears also rank 36th on ESPN and 32nd on Rivals.

The Bears kept everyone today, including Ellis. They added Powell, and they have a top of the Big 12 class.

Recruiting is always funky, but this was a very good day for the Bears.