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Baylor Football Recruiting 2013

Collection of the stories about Baylor's 2013 football recruiting class.

Baylor OL depth gets a JUCO boost

Baylor's 247Sports site is reporting that JUCO OL Tyler Edwards, who flipped his commitment from West Virginia to Baylor in November and then did not arrive at semester like expected, WILL enroll at Baylor this summer.

Andrew Billings powerlifts 2010 combined pounds

With a combined lift of 2010 lbs in the squat, bench, and deadlifts today, incoming Baylor DT Andrew Billings of Waco, Texas broke Mark Henry's longstanding record and became the second Texas high schooler ever to cross the 2000-lb. threshold.

Breaking Down the 2013 Class

In the 2013 class, Art Briles and company managed to continue the program's positive momentum with one of the best recruiting hauls in Baylor history. Strong at the top and throughout, this group looks poised to push Baylor to the top of the Big 12.

Official 2013 Baylor Recruiting Highlight Video

Got 22 minutes to burn? Well now you can watch our 2013 recruiting class in all its glory courtesy of Baylor Athletics. Watch and wonder at the future of Baylor Football.

2013 Baylor Recruiting NSD Press Conference

In just about twenty minutes, the annual press conference for Baylor's 2013 recruiting class will be aired live through This is the first chance anyone will have to hear Briles talk in-person about our 2013 recruits.

The 2013 Class is Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Barring something crazy happening this afternoon, Baylor Football has its 2013 class intact and ready to go. Everyone expected to sign did so, and the class as a whole looks poised to continue the Bears' upward momentum for years to come.

NSD Open Thread

NSD 2013 is finally here! Keep it on this thread for coverage throughout the day as the signatures roll in!

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National Signing Day 2013

Today we welcome about 20 new Bears into the fold, Baylor fans. Days like this are when programs are built. Players like these are where championship teams begin.

Baylor 2013 National Signing Day Primer

On the eve of National Signing Day and barring something crazy happening in the next 24 hours, Baylor's 2013 recruiting class is complete. It is easily the best in the Art Briles Era and a huge step forward for Baylor Football.

JUCO DT Terell Brooks rejoins Baylor's class

After thinking it over a bit and visiting the campus officially this weekend, the other of Baylor's two potential commits today reaffirmed that he will be a Bear. That means Baylor went 2-for-2 today on impact prospects at a need position.

What Billings means for Baylor

Aside from Mr. Heisman himself, Robert Griffin III, Waco DT Andrew Billings might be the most-important recruit Baylor has signed in the Art Briles era.

Andrew Billings squats 700 freaking pounds.

New Baylor DT commit Andrew Billings is an insanely strong individual.

Day of Days for Baylor's Defensive Line

Tomorrow may be National Signing Day, the single most-important event in the growth and development of a program that doesn't happen on a field of play, but today might as well be mini-NSD. Baylor has a chance to improve tremendously. I'm hoping.

Baylor flips 4* OG Maurice Porter!

Needing offensive line help in the worst way after recent losses, Baylor made a splash this afternoon by flipping a commit from Texas Tech in OG Maurice Porter. Baylor now has both Missouri City HS guards in our 2013 recruiting class.

JUCO OG Dionte Savage to OU

If you need more proof that you can't make someone love you, we have it now in the form of Dionte Savage's apparent decision to decommit. Baylor's OL class just lost its best remaining player, and our hole at RG remains.

Baylor reels in Texas 5A Defensive POY LB

One year after bringing in the 5A Offensive Player of the Year in Terrence Singleton, Baylor switched sides to grab a star linebacker from Desoto. Baylor's recruiting class now stands at 23 with 2 days remaining before NSD.

Decision Monday for Baylor's JUCO Linemen

OG Dionte Savage and DT Terell Brooks are set to make their decisions known today at some point or another. Both fill tremendous needs for this Baylor class, if they come, and are critical components of the Bears 2013 roster.

3 official visitors and a new offer going out?

The last weekend before Signing Day, anyway. Baylor welcomed a handful of need recruits in the 2013 class for this penultimate recruiting period, in addition to the elite bunch on campus today for 2014.

QB Kenny Hill sticking with Texas A&M

I missed this when it happened a few minutes ago and am just now catching up-- according to A&M's 247Sports site, 4* Southlake QB Kenny Hill will stick with his A&M commitment and sign with the Aggies next week. Baylor will have to move on.

Waco DT Andrew Billings to announce Tuesday, 2/5

Remember that thread I had two days ago about Billings announcing on Monday? Well ... yeah. He's not. He's announcing Tuesday, and this time the news comes from Smoaky himself, the man who will carry the announcement live. Yay for Tuesday!

Recruiting 2013: The Final Countdown

With just under a week left before National Signing Day in the 2013 season, it's time to look at Baylor's priorities for the remaining spots and where any new offers are likely to go. There's still quite a bit of talent out there.

DT Andrew Billings reportedly announcing Monday

So it looks like Billings' might not be a Signing Day decision, after all, according to ESPN's William Wilkerson. There had been some reports as recently as a few minutes ago that Billings would announce on Tuesday.

2013 National Signing Day News, Big 12 Edition

We're nine short days away from National Signing Day in college football. With the countdown on and news breaking across the country about where prized prospects will commit, Dan Rubenstein takes a look at the landscape across the Big 12.

JUCO DT Terrell Brooks decommits

Phil Bennett's defense at Baylor sorely needs help up-front if it wants to continue improving in 2013, but that effort may have hit a bump in the road with the decommit of JUCO DT Terrell Brooks, who says he's still going to visit Waco this weekend.

Weekend Primer of Baylor Action

Today is quite the day in Baylor Land as both basketball teams take the court for Big 12 play, the football team welcomes about a dozen official visitors to campus, and the tennis program opened its brand new indoor facility.

JUCO OG Dionte Savage commits to Baylor!

Baylor has its starting RG for 2013 (probably) in an absolute mauler from Yuma CC in Arizona. Check back on this post later in the afternoon; I was literally on my way out the door and can't share much about him. Huge get for Baylor, though.

Report: Rami Hammad decommits from Baylor

If the reports are true, Baylor lost its highest-ranked OL recruit today while he was on his official visit to Texas. Hammad is still scheduled to take another official this coming weekend to TCU, but I don't know if that will still happen.

New Helmets for Baylor Football?

Stop everything and look at that picture above. Now don't just look at it, love it. Adore it. That's right, it's ok. Nobody will find out about you and the helmet unless you want them to.

January Football Recruiting Notes-- Updated 1/30

Gearing up for the biggest month yet in recruiting for the 2013 class, I'll consolidate everything related to recruiting here just like I did for December. That seemed to work well.

Robbie Rhodes in the Under Armour Game!

By some lunacy I'll never understand, only one Baylor commit is playing in one of the two post-season games this year, and it's 4/5* WR Robbie Rhodes. Here's everything SB Nation Recruiting has on the Under Armour game.

Baylor welcomes 5 midterm enrollees (so far)

Today was the first day JUCO players intending to enroll at semester were eligible to sign National Letters of Intent to the universities of their choice. Several schools, including Baylor, welcomed significant additions to their teams today.

December FB Recruiting Notes -- Update: 12/26

With the 2013 class mostly on-board and a dead period approaching, here's everything I know as of this moment about where Baylor Football is in the recruiting world.