Baylor Recruiting Focus: Raleigh Texada

Bearsillustrated caught up with talented Sophomore, Raleigh Texada, to get the latest on his recruitment, as well as an update on his summer camp performances.

Raleigh Texada is a name that is a little under the radar right now, but the talented sophomore is beginning to make his rounds in the camp circuit and beginning to gain heavy interest from some BCS level programs. BearsIllustrated caught up with Raleigh to get the latest on his spring and camp performances.

As a rising sophomore at Frisco (TX) Centennial, Raleigh is just taking everything in. After finishing up Spring ball, the 5'10, 150 lb DB, is getting ready for a busy camp schedule. "Spring ball went good. My school is changing up the scheme, so I will be able to play a lot more man coverage. I feel that press and off man are definitely a strength. But since spring ball is done, I'm gearing up for a busy camp schedule." Where does Texada plan to camp? "I'm about to go to TCU, Texas, Memphis, Oklahoma State, and Mississippi State. I plan to go to Baylor and Arkansas in July. And I just camped at SMU and OU and felt that I performed well at both camps and got some good feedback."

While Texada hasn't received his first offer, he has been told that he is at the top of several programs big boards, but he knows that he just needs to perform and the offers will take care of themselves. "The best advice that I've received so far came from my brother. He said not to worry about offers. Just go out to the camps, have fun, and continue to get better. I know its a waiting game. But I've done my part. I had a great sophomore year and a great season in track, so I just need to be patient and work hard." This mindset should pay off soon, as Texada is hearing from the likes of Mississippi State, SMU, TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Oregon State, among others.

With his brother taking his talents to TCU, Raleigh enjoys when he is back home. "The times he's been home, he's helped me with my foot work, speed, and weight work. Just watching him go through the recruiting process has helped prepare me," Texada said. " I know how fun it can be and how challenging. Ranthony was a hard worker and it paid off for him, so I understand I just need to work hard to get to where I wanna go."

BearsIllustrated will continue to keep up with Raleigh throughout the summer camp circuit and in to his Junior year.

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