Camp Roundup Part I

With camp season winding down, BearsIllustrated caught up with a few Baylor targets to get the latest in their recruitments. This is part I of our camp recruiting roundups.

Ashton Julious Talks Visit

With 2 HS OL commitments for the class of 2016, the Baylor Bears are beginning to look to the JUCO ranks for linemen who can come in and add some depth to a line that will be losing some key pieces after this season. One of those prospects is Lackawanna (PA) JC OL Ashton Julious. Julious is an imposing specimen standing at 6'8, and 300+ lbs, but it is his ferociousness and overall great athleticism that has the Baylor coaches intrigued.

Julious received a Baylor a few weeks ago and almost immediately set up a visit to Baylor. He was seen going through drills on Sunday, during Baylor's camp in Waco.

While participating during camp, Julious was able to work 1-on-1 with OL coach Randy Clements. It was immediately obvious why the coaches were interested in the massive lineman. He showed a great punch, fluid hips, and strong technique.

With visits coming to Arizona State and South Carolina, how did his visit to Baylor change things? "I thought the visit went very well. I had a chance to talk to the coaches and see what their plans were for me. My favorite part was hanging out with the players. They are really a family there."

Julious is planning to make a decision after his season, so he isn't in much of a hurry, but he says the Baylor visit "makes me think a bit more about them."

Hezekiah Jones Taking Everything In This Summer

2017 Houston (TX) Stafford WR, Hezekiah Jones, attended Baylor’s mini camp in Cy-Falls. The Scout four-star athlete did not workout, but instead took in the camp while catching up with the coaches.

“It’s always good seeing the coaches,” Jones said in regard to the Baylor camp last Monday. “They are very intense and know what they are talking about.”

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Jones currently has 15 offers including the most recent from Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas Tech. Baylor was among one of the first to offer.

With Alabama starting to show interest, Jones’s recruitment will only grow as he continues into the summer, but there is one school that has caught his eye the most. That would be Baylor.

“I have a real strong relationship with Baylor,” Jones said. “Probably the best relationship I have with any college.”

Jones will be competing in the National 7-on-7 tournament at the IMG Academy in Florida. Along with that, Jones will be visiting a few more schools and taking it easy this summer.

Carmouche Planning To Commit This Summer

2016 Manvel (TX) HS LB Jordan Carmouche has been one of the most highly recruited linebackers in the State. With his senior season coming up, Carmouche is making plans to narrow things down and is looking to commit before his Senior season.

With several schools on his list, Carmouche is still planning to take a few more visits including Kansas, Missouri, and Kansas State this weekend. However, the Bears seem to be in a great place with Carmouche.

“I have a great relationship with the coaches,” Carmouche said.

Carmouche has a very clear idea of what he will base his decision off of.

“Relationship with the coaches, education, a chance to win a national championship, and the best chance to get into the NFl,” Carmouche said.

With all those factors weighing in, Baylor might just have a shot with the 6 foot, 219-pound linebacker.

Jackson Getting Healthy

Cedar Hill (TX) HS and Scout four-star 2017 WR, Jaylon Jackson, is continuing to spark interest even during his rehab. Jackson tore his ACL in early May and is now undergoing rehab for five more months. Jackson’s main focus for the summer is getting healthy, but the 5-foot-10, 160-pound athlete from Cedar Hill (TX) is still finding time to take visits.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the athletes out there,” Jackson said in regards to Baylor’s football camp. “Also seeing the skills, and just seeing what Baylor does.“

Jackson says his best relationship is with Baylor’s running back coach, Jeff Lebby.

“I get to talk to Coach Lebby anytime I want,” Jackson said. “I can just call him on the phone and talk it up. We’ve been talking since last year. I got his number and we just keep in touch.”

Jackson currently holds offers from Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech. Jackson’s recruitment is picking up a bit with interest from Oklahoma and while Jackson does not hold a Baylor offer, that doesn’t mean one won’t come later in the year.

“They like me as a player,” Jackson said talking about Baylor. “They just really want to see more film.”

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