Baylor gets its Rose

Scott Drew and Baylor picked up their second top 100 prospect from the state of Texas on Saturday. L.J. Rose is headed to Waco.

On Friday, Baylor's football team knocked off TCU on national television. Just a day later they reeled in another top 100 prospect.

L.J. Rose, a four-star prospect out of Houston (Tex.) Westbury, gave Scott Drew and his program the nod Saturday afternoon.

"I think they were the first school to start recruiting me and they've been recruiting me since 7th grader," Rose said. "I‘ve been going out there this summer and it's been a great experience.

"It's close to home and I think their program is on the rise and I just felt like it was the place for me to go," he added.

Rose said his list had been whittled down to Virginia and Georgetown, but he felt a comfort level with Drew and Baylor assistant coach Jerome Tang.

"For one, they are great Christian guys," Rose said. "I like their background. They always take care of their players on and off the court. I've talked to them a lot. I just have a comfort level with them."

The 6-foot-2 guard was in attendance for Baylor's big football victory over TCU and he said he was able to spend time with the current Baylor basketball team, plus fellow 2012 commit Isaiah Austin.

Rose said with their recent recruiting success, Baylor is certainly a program on the rise.

"I really think they've always had a great program, but they've never had tradition," Rose said. "I think this is their time to start the tradition going and put Baylor on the map.

Rose, a four-star prospect, checked in at No. 66 in the 2012 recruiting rankings. Rose and Austin are Baylor's only two commitments in the class.


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