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Baylor Football Recruiting Notes: December 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Will Baylor get another commit? Has the coaching staff been nice this year? Or naughty?

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2016 Recruiting Class | National Rank: 12 (#1 in the Big 12) | Commits: 19

Offense: QB: (1/1), RB: (1/1), WR: (4/4), OL: (3/4)

QB: Zach Smith(Signed FAA)
Kameron Martin
WRJared Atkinson
WR: Devin Duvernay
: Tren'Davian Dickson(Signed FAA)
Denzel Mims
: Patrick Hudson
OG: Branton Autry (JUCO)(Signed FAA)
JP Urquidez

Defense: DT: (2/2), DE: (1/2), LB: (1/2), NB: (0/0), CB: (4/4), S: (2/2)

DT: Bravvion Roy
DT: Jeremy Faulk (JUCO)(Signed FAA)
Micheal Johnson
LB: Deonte Williams

Grayland Arnold
CB: Donovan Duvernay
Raleigh Texada
CB: Rajah Preciado
Chris Miller
Kenan Ivy

2016 Wishlist:

OLAnthonie Thomas
Malcolm Pridgeon (JUCO): (75% Baylor, 25% Rutgers)

DT: Marcel Southall
Brandon Bowen (80% BU, 20% OU)
: Levi Onwuzurike
Clifton Lewis
SBrandon Jones

ATH: Shyheim Carter

Players removed(who didn't commit to Baylor): DT Kendell Jones (Alabama), OL Robert Kraeling (Duke), ATH Tristen Wallace (Ohio State), DE/LB Alton Robinson(A&M), DE/LB Erick Fowler (LSU), S Eric Monroe(LSU), DT Michael Williams (Stanford), LB Dontavious Jackson (Baylor did not make his top 12), CB Parrish Cobb (OU), WDE Mat Boesen(TCU), WR Tyrie Cleveland(interest has waned), DE McTelvin Agim(Arkansas), CB Obi Eboh (Texas), DT Chris Daniels (did not make top 5), DE: Justin Madubuike (A&M), DE Isaiah Chambers (TCU), S Eric Cuffee (did not make top 5), OL Ashton Julious (Oklahoma), OL Kellen Diesch (A&M), DT Jordan Elliott (Michigan), DE Andrew Fitzgerald (Texas), LB Tyree Horton (TCU), CB Jamarcus King (South Carolina)

As always, this is not a complete list, just a list of players who have either expressed interest in Baylor or have been offered by Baylor.

2017 Recruiting Class | National Rank: 4 | Commits: 7

Offense: QB: (1/?), TE: (1/?), WR: (2/?)

Defense: LB: (1/?), NB: (1/?), S: (1/?)

2017 Wishlist:

RB: Toneil Carter
Eno Benjamin (100% Texas Tech)
Anthony McFarland Jr.
Jaylon Jackson
James Robinson
ATH: Jamyest Williams
Eyob Bekele
Austin Deculus (50% Baylor, 50% LSU)
OL: Tyrese Robinson
OL: Walker Little

DT: Marvin Wilson (60% UT, 20% LSU,10% BU)
K'Lavon Chaisson (son of former Baylor LB Kelvin Chaisson) (75% BU, 25% LSU)
Robert Beal
Anthony Hines (70% OU, 30% BU)
Deangelo Gibbs
Chevin Calloway
Adam Beck (75% BU, 25% A&M)
Jeffrey Okudah (43% BU, 29% Ohio State, 14% Stanford)

I know this list looks like it's just a bunch of the top recruits who have shown interest in Baylor, and that's exactly what it is. This list will change through the recruiting cycle. It's the list of recruits who could commit to Baylor and not make me surprised.

2016 Updates:

OG: Branton Autry (11/29): Committed! This came out of left field but he is the #1 JUCO OG (offensive guard, not original gangsta like me) in the class of 2016! This is a big commit! (Quite Literally)

DT: Jeremy Faulk (JUCO) (12/7): Committed to Baylor! High 3* DT out of Florida originally. Waiting on Briles' confirmation but this is big news! 2016 Class is shaping up to be one of Baylor's best! Probably means we may not go after Marcel Southall anymore but who knows.

S: Brandon Jones (12/8): Coach Dishman visited Brandon today. That indicates that we are in good standing with him, I hope, for Baylor's chances at the 5-star safety.

OLB: Jeffrey McCulloch (12/14): Released his top five yesterday and Baylor wasn't in it. Not too surprising.

Both Jeremy Faulk and Branton Autry signed FAAs today (12/16). The two JUCO transfers will be solid in the trenches for Briles and Bennett.

QB: Zach Smith (12/16): Signed his FAA today as well. Along with Autry, Faulk and TD Dickson, Smith will be enrolling in the Spring.

DE: Levi Onwuzurike (12/18): Announced his top four. Baylor is in it along with Washington, Arizona State, and Michigan.

LB: Clifton Lewis (12/18): Decommited from TCU today. Baylor was in good standing wit him before he made his choice, and he plays a position of priority to round out Baylor's 2016 class. We'll see where Baylor goes from here...

2017 Updates:



12/1: Created the December Recruiting Notes
12/2: Added a few names to the 2016 Wish List (MCM).
12/7: Added the commitment of Jeremy Faulk!
12/8: Added update on Brandon Jones
12/14: Added update on Jeffrey McCulloch
12/16: Added Autry and Faulk update. Added Zach Smith update.
12/18: Added update on Levi Onwuzurike and Clifton Lewis!
12/20: Removed Tyree Horton from Wish List after his commitment to TCU
12/26: Updated CB Predictions
12/27: Updated Pridgeon's CB %, capped the 2016 class with the numbers I THINK are on the list(i.e. # of commits for each position)