As nearly as I can tell, with 23 commits already, Baylor has either 2 or 3 spots left in the 2014 class. Watching those spots fill up, with other schools circling and making overtures, should be quite exciting.
2014 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 19, Commits: 22
OFFENSE: QB (0/1), RB (1/2), WR (3/4), TE (2/2), OL (5/5)
RB: Terence Williams
WR: K.D. Cannon
WR: Davion Hall
WR: Ishmael Zamora
WR: Chris Platt
TE: Jordan Feuerbacher
TE: Blake Mahon
OL: Devonte Jones
OL: Josh Pelzel
OL: Blake Blackmar
OL: Patrick Lawrence
OL: Jarell Broxton (JUCO)
DEFENSE: DT (3/3), DE (2/2), LB (1/3), NB (0/1), CB (1/3), S (1/2)
DT: Andrew Morris
DT: Ira Lewis
DT: Josh Malin
DE: Xavier Jones
DE/LB: Jamie Jacobs II
MLB: James David
NB/S: T'Kevian Rockwell
ATH/CB: Jourdan Blake
CB: Verkedric Vaughns
Grayshirt Candidate: DE Greg Roberts
Remaining Needs (I think): QB, maybe RB, CB, S
Short Primer on Grayshirting from the July Review thread:
Grayshirting is not the same thing as graduating early. They’re similar in what they want to do, opposite in how they do it. Graduating early lets you get a semester of extra time with the team before your eligibility clock starts, so guys like Chris Johnson have already been through a spring practice and offseason before their freshman year. Grayshirting delays official enrollment, and the player pays their own way their first semester (the fall of what would have been their freshman year), so their eligibility clock doesn’t start until a year after it normally would have. Bryce Petty did that before redshirting, so we have one extra year. To describe it a little more clearly, using Greg Roberts as the player.
May 2014: Greg Roberts graduates high school.
August 2014: Roberts enrolls at Baylor, paying his own way.
January 2015: Roberts goes on scholarship.
August 2015: Roberts’ freshman year of eligibility begins.
2014 Wish List:
Position: Recruit Name w/ profile link (Crystal Ball Prediction)
QB: Randall Cunningham, Jr. (100% Baylor)
CB: CB Trai Mosley (committed to Nebraska)
RB/DB Corey Avery (could be the next up, there has been renewed interest)
S: Not sure where we go from here.
Players Removed (who did not commit to us): CB John Plattenburg, LB Christian Sam, DE Victor Evans, OL Connor Mayes, OL Ty Barrett, OL Jovan Pruitt, S John Bonney
247Sports' Crystal Ball:
Baylor's 2014 Crystal Ball Prediction List (2014 and 2015) / Mark Moore's Predictions
Check back on these often; the predictions update every day.
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Last Update of September -- Baylor is bringing in a ton of recruits for the first conference game of 2013. Check out the full list at the link below:
A bunch of 2014 commits will be there Saturday as well as a healthy amount of highly rated 2015 recruits.. http://t.co/JbK2YPqHH3— Colt Barber (@Baylor247sports) October 1, 2013
DT Zaycoven Henderson (9/13): Almost everyone considers him a lock for UT (especially UT fans) at this point, now that he has decommitted from TCU. We're not really in the market for another DT. But...
Texas 🐂 💛 Baylor 💚🐻 Texas Tech ❤#gunzup Ole Miss #hoddytoddy 💙❤ Arkansas 🐗❤❤❤ My 5 Officials I think— Zay-Coven Henderson (@lobo5540) September 13, 2013
S Payton Hendrix (9/6): Aside from an awesome last night, Mr. Hendrix now has a Baylor offer. It seems we've moved past Mr. Bonney pretty quickly. I won't add him to the Wish List just yet.
#Baylor has offers Dallas area 2014 safety. http://t.co/9ufSBJltpe— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) September 6, 2013
S John Bonney (9/5): Committed to Texas tonight.
4-star DB John Bonney (@JBonney_4) has committed to Texas. The Houston Lamar product is the nation’s 21st-ranked safety. #txhsfb #Longhorns— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) September 6, 2013
QB Randall Cunningham, II (8/26): Baylor leads.
S PJ Locke (9/30): Visiting this weekend.
Ima Hit this Baylor vs West Virginia game up this week though... I'm ready— James PJ Locke III#4 (@PjLocke4) October 1, 2013
DT Darrion Daniels (9/21): We offered.
Bishop Dunne 2015 DT Darrion Daniels was offered by Arizona State & Baylor yesterday. Offered by Notre Dame & Oklahoma this past week.— Anna Hickey (@AnnaHScout) September 21, 2013
ATH Blake Lynch (9/20): Picking up offers lately like mad.
Oklahoma State DB coach Tim Duffie just now offered @TroupKid31 for safety. Congrats Blake! Keep pressing!— Bobby Stroupe (@bobbystroupe) September 20, 2013
One of Baylor's top 2015 prospects Blake Lynch @TroupKid31 is racking in the offers... Clemson and TCU the latest.— Colt Barber (@Baylor247sports) September 18, 2013
RB Chris Warren (9/11): This is the guy we want as our "big back" in the 2014 class, to pair with either Hasty or Grey.
Updated 2015 Top @247sports running back Chris Warren's timeline for this fall. Dates that aren't full will be. http://t.co/fny8V22SGk— Colt Barber (@bears_truth_com) September 11, 2013
QB Jarrett Stidham (9/1): Our biggest target remaining at QB (still got love for you, Chad President!)
Jarrett Stidham @Jarrett_Stidham reports TX, TN, UK, Bama, Ole Miss, VU, USC, UM, WSU, OU,TTU, Texas A&M, Baylor,NU has contacted him.— Patrick Loney (@PatrickLoneyVP) September 3, 2013
RB JaMycal Hasty (9/1): Colt Barber has an update on BearsTruth about JaMycal. It is extremely positive. If we could team Hasty up with Gray in our 2015 class, you strike up the band.
#Baylor offer RT @max_olson: #ESPNJr300 RB Ja'Mycal Hasty (@RoadToGlory3) already contacted by Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas Tech today— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) September 1, 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
MORE TO COME!!