2016 Recruiting Class | National Rank: 22 | Commits: 13
Defense: DT: (1/?), DE: (0/?), LB: (1/?), NB: (0/?), CB: (3/?), S: (2/?)
DE: Justin Madubuike
DE: Brandon Bowen (50% BU)
WDE: Mat Boesen (JUCO)
NB: Innis Gaines (50% BU, 50% TAMU) (UTSA Commit)
S: Eric Cuffee (50% TCU, 42% BU)
2017 Recruiting Class | National Rank: 2 | Commits: 7
Offense: QB: (1/?), TE: (1/?), WR: (2/?)
Defense: LB: (1/?), NB: (1/?), S: (1/?)
DT: Marvin Wilson (67% UT, 11% BU)
DE: Robert Beal
CB: Deangelo Gibbs
CB: Chevin Calloway
CB: Adam Beck (100% BU)
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.
LB Deonte Williams (6/23): Committed!
WR Jared Atkinson (6/10): Committed!
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.
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.