BU Recruiting News & Notes

BearsIllustrated catches up with some 2014, 2015, 2016 recruits to get the latest. We also recap some notes from the Baylor Football program and the new Baylor Stadium.

Greg Roberts Looking to Improve

So far this season, things have started well for the Nacogdoches Dragons. A couple of weeks ago, they had a huge win against Lufkin, but that isn't where Greg Roberts and his team want to end, "the win meant a lot to us, but our main goal is getting to the playoffs." And while things have started great, Roberts admits he hasn't been as consistent on the field as he would like. "I haven't been the play maker I should be. I don't honestly know what my problem is, I just know that I have to work through it and fix it." Fixing the issues is something that Greg is working on, "I study my mistakes and see how I could affect some plays that I didn't have an impact on. In practice I go as hard as I can and do any little thing I can to help."

As far as Baylor is concerned, Roberts says that he talks to Coach Achuff once a week. He says that his relationship with the coaches was one of the main reason he committed to Baylor, back in June. Roberts is also considered a greyshirt candidate, and says that he is ok with that. As for when he might get a chance to visit Baylor, Roberts says he will be at the Oklahoma game.

Darrion Daniels Talks Baylor Offer

Its been a whirlwind past few weeks for Darrion Daniels. The Dallas (TX) Bishop Dunne HS Defensive Tackle, has seen 5 new offers come in. "Right now I'm hearing from OU, Notre Dame, ASU, Texas Tech, and Baylor," he said, "before the Baylor offer came in, I didn't think it could get any better, but when my coach told me Baylor offered I was shocked."

While he does admit its exciting to be receiving interest this early, he maintains that he is taking his time with the process. "After the season, I'll look forward to taking visits. I'm not going to make a decision until after my Senior year." As for what he is looking for, "A place that feels like home and a school I can go to for 4 years and know I'll have a job when i get out." BearsIllustrated will check back in with Darrion as the season goes on.

Ronnie Major Strong with Baylor

Ronnie Major took Baylor fans by surprise, when he committed this summer. The Huntsville (TX) Offensive Lineman impressed at camp this summer and was quickly offered by the Bears. After the offer it didn't take long for Major to pull the trigger. Major says he talks to the Baylor coaches every week. As for the season, he says things are going well. "The season is going pretty good. We just got our first win in district last Friday." He's also looking to better individually as well, "I'm working to get faster and stronger every time I get a chance, and keep thanking God for all he has done for me."

As for his recruitment, things have not quieted down since he committed to Baylor. "I'm getting recruited by SMU, Nebraska, and Houston." Baylor fans don't have to worry about him wavering though, "I'll be there when they play West Virginia."

Devin Williams Looking to Visit Baylor

Fort Worth (TX) Southwest HS QB, Devin Williams is seeing things pick up on the recruiting front. While he doesn't have any offers yet, the 2016 QB is looking to make some visits this fall. While he wanted to visit Baylor for the West Virginia game, he will be taking in the Cal Bears game against Washington State. As for Baylor, "I'm coming down on the 19th of October." For Baylor this will be the Homecoming game against Iowa State.

Baylor Football News and Notes

- On his segment with David Smoak, AD Ian McCaw broke news that the tarp will be officially taken off for the Texas game. With about 3500 tickets for the south endzone section, McCaw states that there are only a few hundred tickets left. While they haven't committed to it yet, he did say that they would consider lifting the tarp for other games provided general seating is sold out. McCaw states there are under 2k tickets left for each game on the schedule.

- As for Season Tickets, McCaw says that the final number for season tickets is around 24,200. That is an unbelievable job by Baylor Nation. Heading in to the new Baylor Satdium, McCaw says there will be about 27-28k season tickets available, and with 24k sold this season, that will leave about 3-4k tickets left for next season.

- In the South Endzone, there will be natural grass on the berm. This is good news for Baylor fans unable to get season tickets next year. The berm tickets will be at a lesser price, and will give fans a beautiful and relaxing spot to watch some Baylor football.

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