Changing things up this month with the burgeoning 2015 class now deserving its own major section. 2014 is still probably the biggest concern for our coaching staff at this point, but 2015 is taking off!
2014 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 19, Commits: 23
OFFENSE: QB (0/0), RB (1/2), WR (3/4), TE (2/2), OL (5/5)
RB: Terence Williams (signed FAA 10/31)
WR: K.D. Cannon
WR: Davion Hall (signed FAA, hasn't signed LOI)
WR: Ishmael Zamora
WR: Chris Platt
TE: Jordan Feuerbacher (signed LOI 11/13)
TE: Blake Mahon
OL: Devonte Jones
OL: Josh Pelzel
OL: Blake Blackmar
OL: Patrick Lawrence
OL: Jarell Broxton (JUCO)
DEFENSE: DT (3/4), DE (2/2), LB (1/3), NB (0/1), CB (1/3), S (1/2)
Remaining Needs (I think): RB, CB, S, possibly DT
2014 Wish List:
Position: Recruit Name w/ profile link (Crystal Ball Prediction)
Players Removed (who did not commit to us): CB John Plattenburg (UCLA), QB Randall Cunningham, Jr., LB Christian Sam (Arizona State), DE Victor Evans (Ole Miss), OL Connor Mayes (Minnesota), OL Ty Barrett (TCU), OL Jovan Pruitt (Arkansas), S John Bonney (Texas)
2015 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: Unknown, Commits: 3
247Sports' Crystal Ball:
Check back on these often; the predictions update every day.
DE Solomon Thomas (11/18): Baylor back in it, apparently. He's now on the Wish List.
DT Zaycoven Henderson (11/11): Baylor made his final 3.
Top 3 Texas 🐂 Baylor 🐻 Texas Tech 🔫🔫 Staying In State No Specific Order— Zaycoven (@Zaycoven1) November 11, 2013
WR/DB Davion Hall (11/8): Named an Army All-American. Did NOT take his planned visit to Alabama this weekend. Still expected to enroll at Baylor in January.
WR K.D. Cannon (11/5): He's solid.
#November5th ...KD Cannon..."I'm still 100% with Baylor.''— Kevin Lonnquist (@baylorrivals) November 5, 2013
OL Jovan Pruitt (11/1): The Arkansas commit took an official visit to Waco for the Iowa State game and posted the a picture with his father (I'm guessing) on twitter. It's unclear whether Baylor is still a player for a sixth OL in this class.
WR James Proche (12/3): Coming to Baylor vs. UT this weekend.
2015 WR headed to Waco///"@JamesProche8: Baylor v. UT this weekend 🐻🐮"— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) December 3, 2013
RB Charles West (11/10): Baylor is his number 1.
OL Mitchell Watanabe (11/4): Brother of Grant (2014 LB committed to Colorado). Visiting Thursday.
Can't wait to visit Baylor on Thursday and watch them play Oklahoma. 🙆🙌👌— MitchyyyMitch (@M2theITCHELL) November 5, 2013
Rivals updated their Texas Top 100 recently, and ten Baylor recruits made the list:
3. KD Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant
15. Davion Hall, ATH, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau
26. T'Kevian Rockwell, OLB, Wylie
31. James David, ILB, Rockdale
50. Terence Williams, RB, Ennis
65. Jourdan Blake, ATH, Princeton
67. Josh Pelzel, OL, Rockdale
93. Ishmael Zamora, WR, Alief Elsik
94. Jordan Feuerbacher, TE, Humble Kingwood Park
99. Blake Blackmar, OL, Houston Clear Lake
It's hard to say where Baylor is focusing right now as far as uncommitted prospects. With our top targets in the secondary, probably our area of biggest remaining need, off the board to other schools, we look to be in a transitional period while the football season ramps up. Also, the confirmation that we probably won't take a QB in this class muddies the water a bit, since we now have a spot open we might not have anticipated before.
I believe strongly that most of the recruiting attention we will spend right now is focused on two things: 1) keeping our 2014 class together, as a whole, and 2) laying the groundwork for 2015. With Baylor's strong start to this season, we could be slowing things down a bit to see if we can pull an A&M in 2012 by capitalizing on our momentum and turning a few heads. We'll just have to see. I think we have about 3 spots left in this class, at this moment.