Baylor's recruiting train kept rolling tonight with the long-rumored commitment of Clear Falls (League City, TX) athlete John Humphrey. I was in the car when it happened, so SB Nation's Wescott Eberts took control of the situation and was kind enough to provide a scouting report (linked at right) on what Baylor fans are getting in Mr. Humphrey.
Since he's already gone to the trouble, I'll just give you the nuts and bolts of this commitment along with a few reactions from the twitterverse.
Name: John Humphrey
School: Clear Falls HS (League City, TX)
Rankings: Composite: 85.96 (3*), 247: 89 (3*)
Profiles: 247Sports, Rivals, Scout, ESPN
Humphrey was recruited by Baylor assistant Carlton Buckels, which might give us a bit of insight into his future position with the Bears. Though he has played WR and returner almost exclusively to date, rumors have swirled taht should he decide to come to Baylor, it might be as a cornerback (Buckels' position). It's also possible both Brileses see another potential Tevin Reese in the offing and decide to keep him. Whatever the case, he is an explosive athlete with tremendous speed, something we seem to be acquiring at a prodigious rate recently.
It will be interesting to see if this commitment earns the Bears another in the form of former Houston CB commit Jordan Tolbert.
First came the announcement from Humphrey himself:
JUST COMMITED TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY #SICEMBEARS— THEOFFICIALFLA$HY ⚡️ (@FlashyHumphrey_) April 16, 2014
Then Coach Briles got in on the act, somewhat:
#281 Welcome to the family! #DreamBigDreamBaylor— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) April 16, 2014
Clear Falls WR John Humphrey (@FlashyHumphrey_) another great get for #Baylor. College coaches say he could be a CB, too. Pure speed.— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 16, 2014
Bears added speed in spades in recent classes, continued trend with Clear Falls WR John Humphrey, one of the most explosive players in TX.— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) April 16, 2014
@FlashyHumphrey: "There is no other program like Baylor in the country. They're going to be playing for a NC in a couple of years.''— Kevin Lonnquist (@baylorrivals) April 16, 2014
#SicEm loves speed, & landing John Humphrey Jr. (@FlashyHumphrey_) is right up its alley. Very nice get for Briles, Buckels & Co. #Bears— Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles) April 16, 2014
New Baylor commitment John Humphrey said he could play either receiver or defensive back.— John Werner (@JohnWernerTrib) April 16, 2014