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Baylor Football Recruiting Notes -- July 2015

July -- the dog days of summer. Also, some of the most action on the recruiting trails

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2016 Recruiting Class | National Rank: 22 | Commits: 13

Offense: QB: (1/1), RB: (1/1), WR: (2/3), OL: (2/4)

QB: Zach Smith
RB: Kameron Martin
WRJared Atkinson
WRDenzel Mims
OT: Patrick Hudson
OTJP Urquidez

Defense: DT: (1/?), DE: (0/?), LB: (1/?), NB: (0/?), CB: (3/?), S: (2/?)

DT: Bravvion Roy
LB: Deonte Williams
Grayland Arnold
Raleigh Texada
CB: Rajah Preciado
Chris Miller
Kenan Ivy

2016 Wishlist:

WRDevin Duvernay (19% BU)  
WRTyrie Cleveland (0% BU)

OLAnthonie Thomas
OLAshton Julius (JUCO)

DTChris Daniels

DEIsaiah Chambers
McTelvin Agim

DEJustin Madubuike

DE: Brandon Bowen (50% BU)

WDE: Mat Boesen (JUCO)

NBInnis Gaines (50% BU, 50% TAMU) (UTSA Commit)

CBDonovan Duvernay (100% BU)
CBObi Eboh (Baylor currently leads at 29%)
CBParrish Cobb (100% BU)

SEric Cuffee (50% TCU, 42% BU)

SBrandon Jones

Players removed(who didn't commit to Baylor): DT Kendell Jones (Alabama), OL Robert Kraeling (Duke), ATH Tristen Wallace (Ohio State), DT Jordan Elliott (Houston), LB Clifton Lewis(TCU), DE/LB Alton Robinson(A&M), DE/LB Erick Fowler (LSU), S Eric Monroe (LSU), OL Kellen Diesch (Arkansas), WR Tren'Davian Dickson (Texas), DT Michael Williams (Stanford), LB Dontavious Jackson (Baylor did not make his top 12)
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: 2 | Commits: 7

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

QB: Kellen Mond
WR: Hezekiah Jones
WR: Jhamon Ausbon
TE: Kedrick James

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

LB: Baron Browning
NB: Jalen Pitre
Donovan Stiner

2017 Wishlist:

RB: Toneli Carter
Eno Benjamin (100% BU)
Anthony McFarland Jr.

WR: Jaylon Jackson
Jamyest Williams
Eyob Bekele (Yes, I know it says he's a QB, but he wouldn't be recruited to play QB for Baylor.)

OL: Austin Deculus
Tyrese Robinson
OL: Walker Little

DT: Marvin Wilson (67% UT, 11% BU)

SDE: Lagaryonn Carson (Davion Hall's cousin, also cousins with former TAMU RB Tra Carson)
K'Lavion Chaisson (son of former Baylor LB Kelvin Chaisson) (67% BU, 33% LSU)

DE: Robert Beal

CB: Deangelo Gibbs

CB: Chevin Calloway

CB: Adam Beck (100% BU)

S: Robert Barnes (50% OU, 50% BU)
Jeffrey Okudah (40% BU, 20% Stanford, 20% Alabama)

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 Recruiting:

LB Deonte Williams (6/23): Committed!

WR Jared Atkinson (6/10): Committed!

DB Rajah Preciado (7/13): Committed! The 3* all-purpose back looks like he'll play corner in college. Briles confirmed it in this tweet.

WR Tren'Davian Dickson (7/14): Committed to UT. To say this came out of left field is an understatement, as most everyone had him either choosing Texas A&M or USC. LINK

LB Dontavious Jackson (7/26): I missed this, but Jackson released a top 12 of schools, and Baylor was not included on it.

TE Issac Nauta (7/31): Baylor offered the recent FSU recommit. Nauta is the #1 TE for the class of 2016 currently.

2017 Recruiting:

QB Kellen Mond (6/24): Committed! The 4-star QB from San Antonio had offers from Texas A&M, TCU, and Arizona State to name a few. But we all know that Baylor is #QBU and #WRU and #WeRunThisConference, so welcome him aboard!

WR Hezekiah Jones (6/24): JUST COMMITTED AS WELL! The 4-star WR from Stafford, a suburb of Houston, had 15 total offers, including from TAMU, TCU, Florida, and Michigan. Welcome him aboard as well!

WR Jhamon Ausbon (7/15): The 4-star receiver out of Houston gave the Bears his pledge today! Kellen Mond and Hezekiah Jones had been recruiting him hard, and it paid off! #WRU

S Donovan Stiner (7/15): The 3-star safety out of Bellaire committed today! He is the first defensive recruit for Phil Bennett and company.

TE/DE Kedrick James (7/15): Just when I finished the other update, Baylor got another commit! James, the 4-star TE/DE out of La Vega, committed! The versatile James can play on both sides of the ball, so it will be interesting to see how Briles can utilize him.

LB Baron Browning (7/18): Do you guys remember when Briles said that Baylor had staying power? And do you remember when critics said that we could never get good defensive recruits? Well, the NUMBER ONE Linebacker in the country just committed! Watch his tape. Dude's incredible. Had offers from pretty much every D1 powerhouse in the country. All I can say is WOW.

NB Jalen Pitre (7/24): The Athlete out of Stafford, Texas committed today! Baylor is the first program to offer the 3-star ATH who will likely play the "Bear" position (like Ahmad Dixon, Sam Holl, and Collin Brence) for the Bears. If his hometown sounds familiar, it's because fellow 2017 Bear Hezekiah Jones is one of his teammates.

WDE Robert Beal (7/31): Baylor apparently offered the 4-star defensive end out of Georgia. Currently, his CBs are all to Notre Dame. Bears Illustrated reported this first, by the way.

2018 Recruiting:



7/13 -- Created Recruiting Thread; added Rajah Preciado's commitment!
7/14 -- Removed Tren'Davian Dickson from Wish List
7/15 -- Added Donovan Stiner and Jhamon Ausbon to the 2017 "Committed" list! Added Brandon Bowen to the 2016 Wish List, Added Kedrick James to the 2017 "Committed" list!!!!!
7/18 -- Added Baron Browning to the 2017 "Committed" list!!!!!!!!!
7/20 -- Updated 2017 Recruiting Class Numbers, including the class rank.
7/21 -- Removed Michael Williams from the 2016 wishlist, don't know how I missed that one.
7/24 -- Added Jalen Pitre to the 2017 "Committed" list!!!!
7/25 -- Created the 2017 Wish List.
7/26 -- Updated 2016 Class Rank, Removed Dontavious Jackson from the 2016 Wish List
7/27 -- Added Mat Boesen to the 2016 wishlist
7/31 -- Added Issac Nauta offer to 2016 Updates, added Robert Beal to the 2017 Wish List and Updates