Catching up with Kary Vincent Jr.
BearsIllustrated contributor, Carter Lacy, caught up with rising JR CB, Kary Vincent Jr., to get the latest on his recruitment. Vincent has blown up recently, and will continue to be a hot commodity at the CB position.
BI: How did you feel your season went individually? What are some things you are going to work on heading in to the offseason?
KV: I feel I had a breakout season, I really wasn’t surprised. I’ve known that’s how I could play all along so it doesn’t surprise me.
BI: You just received an offer from TCU, in addition to some other Big 12 schools. How do you feel about the attention and is there anyone standing out?
KV: I love the attention I’m getting. It goes to show hard work pays off. No school is standing out over another. I’m looking at all the schools on the table.
BI: Besides football, do you plan on participating in any other sports?
KV: Yes, I run track. I was a part of the track team last year, and we set the national record in the 4x2 last year.
BI: How would you describe your play and strengths on the football field.
KV: I describe my play as fast, physical and fearless.
BI: Where do you get your inspiration to succeed on and off the football field?
KV: My family. I want to make sure that when I grow old I can take care of the people who have been taking care of me.
BI: What is your relationship with Kameron Martin like? Could it have an affect on you maybe going to Baylor?
KV: My relationship with Kam is great. He’s like a big brother to me. As far as deciding where I want to, that’s up in the air and all on me.
Visitor List for Texas game
The Bears hosted a ton of elite prospects at the Oklahoma game, but that won't keep them from hosting another elite set of recruits. The headliner of the visitors is Nacogdoches S Brandon Jones. Jones is one of the most highly recruited safeties in the country, and getting him on campus could be very important towards helping the Bears possibly get him to Baylor. Here is a list of some other visitors planning to be at McLane Stadium on Saturday:
Amani Bledsoe - DE, Lawrence (KS) HS, #151 on Scout 300 (Official Visit)
Jeremy Faulk - DT Garden City JC (Official Visit)
Kameron Martin - Baylor commit
Tren'Davian Dickson - Baylor commit
Darrion Green - 2017 prospect
Kellen Mond - 2017 Baylor commit
Hezekiah Jones - 2017 Baylor commit
Zach Smith - Baylor commit
Patrick Hudson - Baylor commit
Antonio Kanonu - CB, Baylor interest, Tyler JC
Austin Deculus - 2017 Baylor offer
5 Things: Texas
1. Win the LOS
This is very important for the Bears. In their two losses, the Bears have not been able to control the LOS. Texas is deceptively good at getting to the QB, and it will be important to establish a running game in order to keep Chris Johnson clean. The Longhorns are very average in rush defense and with some key pieces out, they should have a tough time containing the run, so Baylor needs to be dominant.
On the defensive side of the ball, containment should be the word that was ingrained in the minds of the Baylor defense this week. Chris Warren made an emphatic entrance to the college football world, by rushing for over 250 yards against a very overmatched Texas Tech defense. Texas Tech is not even close to the level the Baylor defense is, but the Bears will need to maintain containment against the Longhorn RBs and a duo of Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard.
2. RUN THE BALL
I can not stress this enough. Does everyone remember the bowl game against UCLA? This game could be a replay of that one. The Bears need to run the ball, and run the ball often. The Longhorns are depleted along the DL and will be missing their two starting LBs, Malik Jefferson and Peter Jenkins. Shock Linwood should be close to 100%, and with Johnny Jefferson and Devin Chafin coming along in Linwoods absence, the Bears should have a very strong 1-2 punch to go at the Longhorns.
3. Take advantage of the youth
The Longhorns have undoubtedly struggled this year because of the youth movement. I don't buy the rhetoric that Texas isn't talented. Quite frankly is off base. And to be honest most of the rhetoric is being fabricated by UT media members. Their struggles come down to development and putting them in a position to succeed. That is on the coaches, not the players.
I expect the Longhorn players to come out pumped to start the game. They are playing against former teammates and kids that they grew up with. This is about pride for the Longhorns, since they are out of bowl contention, and they would love nothing more than to give Baylor a devestating loss to end their season.
4. Just be yourself
This will be the first time, in a long time, that Baylor will not have to worry about the weather. I have contended before that the two major ways that Baylor genuinely loses a game is if they beat themselves or the weather is bad. The weather is calling for clear skies a brisk 54 degrees at the start of the game. That is beautiful. The Bears have some pinned up frustration and I expect them to take it out of the lowly Longhorns.
I'm expecting the Bears to run away in this one. The Bears are the better team, have more talent, are better coached, and frankly still have a ton to play for. The Baylor RBs have a big game, and Chris Johnson completes some long balls to Corey Coleman and KD Cannon to help secure a blowout win for the Bears.
Baylor 45 Texas 23
Along with my prediciton, here are some others from twitter world: