Tatum Athlete Commits to Baylor

When a high school football player puts up over 250 yards on the ground in one half against the defending state champions, you can't help but to notice. The Baylor Bears coaching staff noticed, and were able to pick up the commitment from a good one from Tatum High School in East Texas.

The Baylor Bears got a commitment from a talented athlete out of Tatum High School on Wednesday.

"I am giving a soft verbal commitment right now until I get down to Waco and meet the coaches and take a visit around the campus," said B.J. Allen, the do-it-all player from Tatum.

"I like how they are an academic school, and how they are known for their academics. A lot of doctors come from there," Allen says.

Although Allen isn't quite so sure about whether or not he wants to go into the medical field, he is sure that he will be playing offense for the Bears. He has played on both sides of the ball for Tatum, including some time in the defensive secondary.

"I am being recruited as an athlete. I might play wide receiver or running back, it just depends on how much weight I put on. I told them that they are both natural positions for me, and depending on how much I weigh they might put me in the backfield," Allen says.

Allen states that besides Baylor, the schools showing him the most interest at the moment are Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M, and Arkansas.

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