Best Case Scenario: Wide Receiver

With the Quarterback and Runningback positions already accounted for for the 2016 class, we take a look at the best case scenarios for the rest of the positions with spots to fill. The Wide Receiver position is up first.

With offers beginning to become short supply, the 2016 recruiting picture is starting to take shape. Quarterback and Runningback spots are filled by Zach Smith and Kameron Martin, respectively, so we will begin to look at each of the remaining positions and what the best case scenarios are for each of those positions.

Here is an idea of where Baylor stands in June. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits Baylor is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2016. The names do not necessarily reflect Baylor’s official board but are the best guesstimate of who Baylor is targeting, based on research done by BearsIllustrated.


Wide Receiver (3)

Committed (2): Jared Atkinson, Denzel Mims

Favorite:Navasota (TX) HS Tren'Davian Dickson. Dickson was the first receiver to commit to the Bears back in January. Baylor was the first to offer the 4-star WR. Since his decommitment, Dickson has garnered offers from several of the top programs in the Country. Baylor will obviously have to go up against the big boys here, but those around him feel that in the end Dickson will be a Bear. With the recent commitments of Jared Atkinson and Denzel Mims, it will be interesting to see if Dickson will be next.

Devin Duvernay is the other favorite here to become a Baylor Bear. Baylor has long been rumored as a destination for Duvernay and his brother Donovan Duvernay. With the success of KD Cannon, Tevin Reese, and others, Duvernay would be the next in a long line of elite prospects to become Bears. With Donovan likely headed to the CB position, which is still a spot that has openings, it would make sense if the Duvernay brothers joined the Baylor class of 2016.

Next In Line:Houston (TX) Westfield HS WR Tyrie Cleveland. The electric WR is a prospect that has everything you are looking for. He has a tall, lean body, but also has the speed to burn, which was evident when he posted a 4.38 at The Opening Combine in Dallas, earlier this year. Cleveland was once committed to Texas A&M, but reopened his recruitment a couple of months ago, to weigh his options. Will be interesting to see if Cleveland is still in play for Baylor.

On The Radar:Tampa (FL) Catholic HS WR Nate Craig. Craig is a 5-star WR on and for great reason. Craig contains both height and speed to be an elite prospect at the next level. Craig is 6'2, 200+ lbs, and is able to use his strength very well. Craig seems to be a long shot here, as he was once committed to Auburn, and is being recruited very heavily by both Auburn and Florida State.

Prediction:This is one that I have gone back and forth with, as witnessed by my recent article about the commitments of Atkinson and Mims and what they mean for the final WR spot available. The Duvernay brothers do seem to be the most logical choice here, as Duvernay would fill the WR need, and his brother would fill a need at CB and Special Teams. But in the end, I think it will come down to the relationship that has been built by the staff and Tren'Davian Dickson. Dickson is being recruited by both J.P. Urquidez and Kameron Martin. Martin has even admitted that Dickson committed to Baylor much in part because of him. Several of these reasons make me believe that it will be Dickson who ends up being a Bear.

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