Baylor is firmly into their evaluation period for the 2017 class. Currently, the Bears sit at 6 commitments for the 2017 class and are taking a firm look at several prospects to fill the remaining spots.
With 6 commitments, the Bears are looking at 12-14 more spots. A point of emphasis, for Baylor, has been on the offensive and defensive lines, after a large number of departures from those respective groups. BearsIllustrated will begin to break down these spots and see where the Bears may look to fill those remaining spots.
In the mean time, Scout Regional and National Analysts, have caught up with a few 2017 prospects and a new name for the 2018 class. We have those updates for Baylor fans below.
Here is a brief exerpt from the story, put together by Scout Analysts Ahmard Vital and Greg Powers:
"Ever since that first offer in from Georgia, in March of 2015, the 6-foot-4, 268-pound Wright has been getting watched closer by a number of programs. To date, he has nine offers, including Houston, Duke, Texas, Missouri, Baylor Bears, Texas A&M and TCU.
Many of the schools mentioned he’s visited (mainly in-state recently), but he’s always asked the question of what school stands out to him the most, and for the moment, he does not have enough information to answer.
“You know that I’m asked that a lot. And really, there is so much more I need to see,” Wright said. “I haven’t gotten to see any practices, other than UH. But I really haven’t seen enough of the campuses to really know what stands out to me.”
What’s good about this is Wright has plenty of time to get many more looks."
Here is a brief exerpt, from the story, put together by Scout Analyst Brian Dohn:
"Trips to Ole Miss and Baylor are yet to be set, but Hinish has strong interest in both.
"I really like Baylor because I'm really tight with their defensive line coach Chris Achuff. He's a really nice guy. He seems like he knows what he is talking about. Obviously, he's going to put a guy in the NFL in Shawn Oakman. He (direct messaged) me one day on Twitter and said, 'I love your tape," yada yada yada. Then, he was said, 'Give me a call.'
"We talked and he said, 'Would you be interested in going to Baylor?' I said, 'I'd be very interested in going to Baylor.' I told him I didn't hear of Baylor that much, but I see a new opportunity down there and that would really spark my interest. ""
Hezekiah Jones headlines a 2017 class, for Baylor, that is already garnering national attention as one of the top classes in the country. Jones committed early on in his recruitment and says that Baylor just feels like the place for him. Click on the link in the title for a video interview, provided by Scout National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers.
Another top recruit of Baylor's 2017 class, Jhamon Ausbon, was recently named the MVP at The Opening camp in Florida. Ausbon recently made the move to IMG Academy, along with Baylor QB commit Kellen Mond, to help imrpove on an already salty set of skills. Click on the link for a video interview with Ausbon, conducted by Scout National Recruiting Analyst, Chad Simmons.