A lot has happened since I did my last recruiting post on Father’s Day just two short days ago—Mexico beat Germany in soccer, proving the Germans need to be more careful in/around Moscow, all of our living First Ladies have united against separating children at the border, we made just a whole heap of offers to 2019-2022 recruits at or around the Sunday camp—it’s been a busy few days.
One of those Sunday offers went to a young man by the name of Solomon Turner from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, TX. Here’s his tweet about it:
I am beyond blessed to announce that after a great camp, I've received a(n) offer from the Baylor Bears! pic.twitter.com/H5sYUTYa3r— SѺLѺӍѺИ ҬUГИЄГ (@solo_turner) June 18, 2018
Immediately after the camp, rumors started swirling that the 6-2, 200ish-pound safety/linebacker enjoyed his time so much that he just might go ahead and commit. Between Sunday and yesterday evening, 7 different predictions on 247Sports’ Crystal Ball came in for Solomon to Baylor. Today, he made those people look at least a little prescient by announcing his commitment on Twitter with one of my favorite recent photoshops (I refuse to call them “edits,” I’m sorry):
Solomon’s commitment today is well-timed considering something that happened earlier in the day and may or may not be related: the decommitment of Myles Brooks, who had been committed to Baylor for about 6 weeks. Brooks announced via twitter that he was going to explore his options, and Solomon committed about 4 hours later by my reckoning. I’m not saying; I’m just saying.
Because I know people care about such things, Solomon chose the Bears over offers from the likes of Army, Colorado State, Illinois (who offered just yesterday), and ULM, among others. My guess is that others are forthcoming if his performances at camps like Baylor’s have been as good as they say. He is currently a 3* recruit with a grade of 84.27 according to 247Sports’ Composite rating. You can view his HUDL film here:
Subbing Solomon in for Brooks makes the next part of this post really simple.