Make it two days in a row. After a two month lull between commitments for the 2016 recruiting class, the Baylor Bears struck again. First, it was Donovan Duvernay, who chose the Bears over offers from TCU and Michigan. Baylor stayed on the defensive side of the ball today as well, securing the commitment of 3-star Missouri City (Texas) Hightower defensive end Micheal Johnson.
The former Houston commit reopened his recruitment in late August, after he committed to the Cougars in the spring. With offers from Boise State, Illinois, Purdue, Houston and a host of mid-major schools, Johnson gave his verbal pledge to Baylor Tuesday late afternoon.
Johnson is the Bears 15th overall commitment, and the 2nd on the defensive line. He joins 4-star tackle Bravvion Roy to fortify a line that might lose 4 starters next season. The 9th ranked defensive end in Texas, Johnson has good size for the strong-side defensive end position.
Scout's Take - Ahmard Vital
Johnson is one of those guys any team would covet. He's that new age hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker type.
For Johnson, getting to quarterbacks is just what he does, and does so successfully. With teams in nthe Big 12 opening things up with crazy passing attacks, Johnson will be a valuable piece who can put the pressure on the opposing team's tackle.
This is a big pick up for the Bears and will compliment well with the oversized muscle that resides on the interior of that Baylor defense.