Baylor Snags Two 2012 Commitments

With the Bears almost ready to close out its 2011 class, Art Briles and staff got good news this weekend from a couple of 2012 recruits. Baylor got their first two verbal pledges to its 2012 class. Come inside to see who they are, what they said, and what to expect from them in the upcoming season.

The Baylor Bears snagged two huge pickups for the 2012 class this past weekend. One is a talented athlete that can play on both sides of the ball, and the other is a running back from east Texas that holds offers from Tennessee, TCU, and others.

Aiavion Edwards, a 6'0" 200 athlete from Stephenville High School gave his verbal pledge to the Bears on Sunday. The talented athlete will likely be playing the offensive backfield for his high school next season, but is likely going to play in the defensive secondary on the next level.

"I want to get my feet a little better," said Edwards. "[This upcoming season] I want to be a better leader on the team."

Edwards discussed why he made a commitment to Art Briles and the Baylor Bears.

"The visit went really well. I verbally committed today. They had really nice facilities, the staff was really great, and they had big plans. They had big plans for me. It just seemed like the right environment for me," said the talented athlete.

Along with Edwards, the Bears got a verbal pledge from Kilgore running back LaDarius Anthony. Edwards is looking forward to playing with Anthony, and he is also excited to get the 2012 class for Baylor underway.

"It is really exciting," said Edwards about being one of the first verbal pledges for the class of 2012. "He [Ladarius Anthony] is really excited about it also. We are going to have a real good recruiting class."

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