July was a month to remember with the explosion of our 2016 class and the 11th commit for 2016. August marks the beginning of the 2014 football season and the first chance any of us, recruits included, will have to see McLane Stadium in action.
247Sports' Crystal Ball:
Check back on these often; the predictions update every day.
2015 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 40, Commits: 13
OFFENSE: QB (1/1), RB (1/2), WR (2/3), TE (0/0), OL (2/3)
DEFENSE: DT (0/1), DE (0/0), LB (0/2), NB (1/1), CB (2/3), S (2/2)
2015 Wish List:
(Percentages are drawn from 247Sports' Crystal Ball, not my own imagination.)
DT: Darrion Daniels (100% Baylor),
OLB: Malik Jefferson (55 UT, 3% BU) | Anthony Wheeler (69% UT, 0% BU)
CB: Holton Hill (60% UT, 30% BU, 5% A&M, 5% FSU) | Kris Boyd (45% A&M, 14% BU)
S: Kahlil Haughton (76% Baylor)
All of the players above hold Baylor offers and have indicated at least some interest in the Bears such that their inclusion is not simply the result of wishful thinking.
Players Removed (who did not commit to us): LB Cameron Townsend (UT) OT Deya Mhiesen (Oklahoma State), OT Madison Akamnonu (Texas Tech), OT Conner Dyer(Texas Tech), S PJ Locke (Oregon), DT/OT Du'Vonta Lampkin (Texas), WR Ryan Newsome (spot gone), DE James Lockhart (A&M), LB Richard Moore (spot gone, A&M), CB Marcus Lewis (Florida), OT Keaton Sutherland (A&M), CB P.J. Mbanasor (Iklahoma), LB Ricky DeBerry (Baylor out), RB Chris Warren (Baylor backed off), QB Jarrett Stidham (Texas Tech), S Larry Pryor (A&M).
2016 Recruiting Class -- National Rank: 6, Commits: 4
OFFENSE: QB (1/?), RB (1/?), WR (1/?), OL (1/?)
DEFENSE: CB (1/?)
2016 Wish List:
This will be basically a shot in the dark based off our 2016 offer list. Some of them are more obvious than others based on who we've had in town and how many times we've heard their names. I think we can assume that we'll be at 85 scholarships again with the 2015 class. We have 17 juniors (by their classification now) graduating in 2016. I think we're safe projecting a class of around 20, maybe more, on that basis.
This is by far the earliest I've ever tried to put together a Wish List, and before you tell me that the vast majority of these guys are 5*s we won't get, I know that. There will be a ton of movement on this list since I'm starting so early.
CB Holton Hill (11.28): Releases top 5 schools, Baylor makes the cut
OT Dominic Desouza (11/17): Committed!
S Kahlil Haughton (10/27): Visited officially for Kansas instead of going to Tech. Also in the house for Baylor's big win over OU.
CB Kris Boyd (10/27): Visited for Kansas. Appears to be an unofficial visit.
S Montrel Wilson (10/26): Reopened his recruitment. May be a reaction to Ketchum's commitment, or it may be a reaction to his visit to TCU. I dunno.
ATH J.W. Ketchum (10/26): Committed!
CB Grayland Arnold (11/21): After finally getting his offer earlier this week, Arnold has committed! We're still waiting on an official tweet from Briles, but both Arnold and Kam Martin have been all over it this morning.
OT JP Urquidez (10/27): Visited for Kansas
LB Dontavious Jackson (10/27): Visited for Kansas.
No updates yet.
The fine gentlemen at SB Nation Recruiting have been putting together scouting reports by the dozen for major 2015 prospects. A few of those reports are germane to us as Baylor fans:
11/13/2014: Created November Thread (finally). Sorry for the delay.
11/17/2014: (pbp) Added commitment of JUCO OT Dominic Desouza to the 2015 commitment list.
11/21/2014: Grayland Arnold commits.
11/28/2014: (php) Holton Hill releases top 25, Baylor makes the cut
I could really use some help getting this off the ground for November. If you see something I don't have listed, post it.