Baylor Gets Pledge From Big Time Prospect

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 320 pounds, Irving High School offensive lineman Rami Hammad ranks as one of the best interior linemen in the country. Tuesday night, he gave his verbal commitment to play for the Baylor Bears. See what he had to say inside.

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 320 pounds, Irving High School offensive lineman Rami Hammad ranks as one of the best interior linemen in the country. The 29th-best guard in the nation according to Scout.com switched his commitment from the Oklahoma State Cowboys to the Baylor Bears on Tuesday night.

"I made the switch for a variety of reasons," said the talented offensive lineman. "Baylor offers a great education, and education is what counts when you look at life after football. Baylor has a great school, plus they are a team on the rise, and it is closer to home," Hammad said.

Holding offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor Arkansas, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, the standout 3-star offensive lineman felt the most comfortable at Baylor.



"I have been to a couple of games now," said Hammad. "The defense is getting help, and the offense is 2nd in the nation in offense. I talked to some of the guys and it is just a great fit."

Hammad also is very knowledgeable about Baylor's recent success in putting offensive linemen into the NFL.

"Over the past few years, Baylor has put a lot of offensive linemen into the league. That's bigtime."

Hammad credits Baylor offensive line coach Randy Clements for recruiting him the hardest and provides that the Bears' mediocre season this year will not sway his Baylor commitment.

"I am 100% committed."

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