Baylor Football Recruiting 2014
Everything related to Baylor's 2014 recruiting class, all in one place.
After a month in June in which the Bears brought in 7 verbal commitments for the 2014 class, and with shrinking space available, we knew July would probably be pretty slow. Still, two more future Bears joined the ranks of our recruiting class.
Since Art Briles took over Baylor's program, the offensive line, perhaps more than any other position unit, has improved tremendously. That's part good recruiting, part good development. And our 2014 class took another step tonight.
The Bears enter the last month with no college football on a high note in recruiting: in the last two months our class has grown from only 4 verbal commitments for 2014 to 19, with another on board for 2015, as well. It's a great time to be a Bear!
Baylor entered the month on one of the greatest recruiting hot streaks in program history, racking up 8 commitments in May, and kept things going in June, pulling in 7 more. The Bears now have 19 commitments and a top-20 class by almost any measure.
On the other end of the fan excitement spectrum from Andrew Morris is probably James David, a highly-touted LB from Rockdale, Texas who became Baylor's 19th commitment late last night. Baylor now has 15 commitments in the last 6 weeks.
This whole "poaching DL recruits from Houston schools" thing is really getting out of control. But Baylor found a way to continue the recruiting momentum in a big way yesterday, pulling massive Mesquite DT Andrew Morris.
Art Briles loves taking high school QBs and playing them elsewhere, and Jourdan Blake, son of former OU coach John Blake, is no different. Princeton's QB will probably play in the secondary for the Bears, and is the 17th commitment for 2014.
Art Briles and his staff kept the recruiting momentum going today in a big way, securing commitments from two more recruits at the camp in Waco, Texas. The first is Houston Lamar DT Ira Lewis, who was previously committed to the Houston Cougars.
With the summer camps beginning and recruiting season in full swing, Baylor now has 19 (!!) verbal commitments for the 2014 class and is adding more every day. Art Briles and his staff have a ton of momentum behind them going into the summer.
Baylor held its first on-campus camp of the 2013 summer recruiting season today to great effect; DB Chad Adams gave his pledge to Art Briles and his staff, becoming the 3rd commitment in three days and the 14th overall for Baylor Football.
To date, Baylor has offered 4 QB prospects for the 2014 class, one of whom is already committed to the Texas Longhorns. Of the three remaining, who do we want the most?
Baylor fans got another bit of welcome news yesterday with the commitment of Waxahachie OT Patrick Lawrence, our first true OT in the 2014 class. He was on campus, liked what he saw, and pulled the trigger for Art Briles and company.
Consumers typically look for three things when they look at sources for news: they want it quick, they want it cheap, and they want it accurate. You don't pay me anything, anyway, so I'm going to try to bat 2/3 on the news of Baylor's sixth commit.
At the beginning of the month of May, Baylor stands at 5 commitments for the 2014 class. Word is we should expect more any day. This is the running thread for updates through May as camps begin and school years begin to end.
Baylor's Scout and Rivals boards are reporting now that the Bears reeled in commitment #5 for the 2014 class today in Rockdale OT Josh Pelzel. Given the relatively down year for OL prospects in Texas, securing the first OT in this class is huge.
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