Since July 2015, the Bears have been finished with their recruiting of wide receivers for the 2017 class. Hezekiah Jones committed to Baylor on June 24th, while Jhamon Asubon committed on July 15th. With just two spots for receivers in this class, the Bears have not offered another receiver in this class from Texas, and just 1 outside of it.
With the Ausbon decommitment last night, expect that to change and quickly. Omar Manning, the top-ranked wide receiver in Texas according to SCOUT was offered this afternoon. More will come. As Baylor continues to evaluate the WR position, here are 8 WR prospects that Baylor could offer in the near future.
Omar Manning - Lancaster (TX) HS
The Bears wasted no time in extending an offer to Scout 300 and #1 ranked WR in TX, Omar Manning. Manning fits the mold of Jhamon Ausbon and has the speed to boot. He can play on the outside and stretch the field, but can also make the difficult catches over the middle. It's too early to tell how this offer will affect Baylor's standing with Manning, but it will at least draw his interest. Manning has a host of suitors for his services, but Baylor clearly has a history with developing receivers.
*Note - Manning was offered this afternoon by the Bears.
KD Nixon - Desoto (TX) HS
Nixon is a player that Baylor has continued to evaluate. Nixon is a burner and fits the mold of Tevin Reese or Kendal Wright. He has the ability to stretch the field at the slot position. It remains to be seen if Baylor will offere here because he is of similar build to Hezekiah Jones. Still, though, Nixon is certainly worthy of a look and could get an offer depending on where the WR board goes for Baylor.
Camron Buckley - Cedar Hill (TX) HS
Buckley is another product of the power house program in Cedar Hill. Buckley is a inside/outside guy who possesses the ability to stretch the field but can also play to possession. His height gives him the ability to make plays in the end zone, but his strength and build will need to be improved at the next level. Buckley is currently ranked in the Scout 300 and is a 4-star WR on Scout.com.
Jaylon Jackson - Cedar Hill (TX) HS
Jackson is another one of the small receivers that has a penchant to get behind the defense and score TD's. He is a quick and agile receiver, but can also make the tough catches in traffic. His evaluation will be ongoing, however, as he missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. Still, though, it is no mistake that Jackson is beginning to get offers. He possesses the big play ability to cause havoc at the next level.
James Robinson - Lakeland (FL) Senior HS
The Florida recruit is a good comp for what Ausbon brings to the table with good size and strength. He is an unpolished route runner, but is explosive when he gets the ball. He does have a Baylor offer currently, one of the few outstanding for the Bears right now.
Jalen Reagor - Waxahachie (TX) HS
Reagor committed to Oklahoma just 3 days ago, so this could be a stretch. However, Reagor is a speed receiver who can play in the slot or outside.
Tyrell Shavers - Lewisville (TX) HS
At 6-foot-6, Shavers has excellent size for a wide receiver. He is a rising player in the state, especially after a blazing forty time this spring. He has offers from schools such as Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and many more, so it will be a battle to get his attention.
Damion Miller - Tyler (TX) John Tyler HS
Miller is a playmaker out of John Tyler HS, a school whose OC is former Baylor All-American Center Will Blaylock. Miller can play in either the slot or outside receiver position and will likely also be used at the RB position for John Tyler, this fall. Miller is currently committed to the University of Texas, but would likely listen to the Bears if they extended an offer. Blaylock's offense, at John Tyler, runs similar to the Baylor offense and Blaylock has mentioned that Miller will likely be used in a similar role to that of Corey Coleman. Miller is slightly smaller than Ausbon, but is a big, athletic body that the Bears could covet on the outside.