More On Baylor's Newest Commitment

Mesquite Horn linebacker Kyle Boyd recently switched his commitment from the Iowa State Cyclones to the Baylor Bears. Find out what he had to say about the switch, what part Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett played in his recruitment, and how solid his verbal pledge is only inside at BearsIllustrated.com

With less than two weeks to national signing day, Baylor picked up a commitment from a position of need. Mesquite Horn linebacker Kyle Boyd made the decision to switch from the Iowa State Cyclones to the Bears after his recruiting took a sudden turn just 6 days earlier.

Following a visit to Ames, Iowa, Boyd was contacted by new Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett and was invited to take an official visit to Waco. It was on that visit that Boyd received his official offer from the Bears and did not hesitate to take it.

"I liked Baylor because it was close to home and I believe I have chance to get in and compete," said the 6'2" 220 pound linebacker.

Boyd is now labeled as the first recruit in the Phil Bennett era at Baylor, and that alone should show the confidence that is placed in him.

"I'm may not be the biggest player, or the fastest, or even the best athlete, but I'm a smart a player. I take good angles to the ball and make good plays," said Boyd, who ranks #141 at his position according to Scout.com.

The same can be said of some of Baylor's greatest linebackers, including the legend Mike Singletary and recent All Big 12 player, Joe Pawelek.

"Part of me always knew I wanted to play for Baylor," says Boyd who hold offers from several schools including Baylor, Iowa State, Wyoming, and Louisiana-Monroe.

As for whether or not Boyd's recruitment is over...

"I'm done. This is it," said Boyd.

Stay tuned to BearsIllustrated.com for all the latest in Baylor recruiting and athletics.

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