As things move in to the spring evaluation period, BearsIllustrated looks at prospects that could become a part of the 2017 Baylor recruiting class.
With 6 commitments on board, Baylor is looking to fill at least 12 - 14 more spots. This will be small class, so as things clear up, it becomes clearer the prospects and positions that Baylor is keying on.
Over the next several days, BearsIllustrated will look at individual players and what they could bring to the table. These are in no particular order.
The Skinny: Chaisson has been one of the main DE's targeted by the Baylor coaching staff. The Bears offered early, and Chaisson has seen his recruitment continue to blow up. Chaisson is a dominant DE that can get after the QB. He has a slight frame, at 6'4 220 lbs, but once he gets into a collegiate weight program, he will be able to add bulk up and keep his athleticism. Chaisson is exactly the type of athletic DE that Coach Phil Bennett covets, as the Baylor defense moves to more of a 3-4 defense.
Scout.com's Breakdown: Chaisson has what like to describe as a very high motor and is a player who can get after the quarterback early and and then he will do it often. We like that he stepped up on the big stage to help his team win a state title, earning defensive MVP honors in the contest and making a play inside the 10-yard line to secure the win. Big players make big plays on the big stages. He has great speed rush abilities and instincts, but is also strong enough to hold his ground and play tough against the run. A well-rounded prospect, who has room to grow and mature into a top-tier physical specimen. - Greg Powers
Baylor's Chances: Hot. The name is one that is familiar to Baylor fans, as Chaisson's father played for the Bears. Baylor has done a great job of harboring the relationship with the younger Chaisson, and has long been considered a favorite along with LSU. LSU likely poses the biggest threat to Baylor, as the younger Chaisson grew up admiring the Tigers and the players they have been able to put in to the league. Still, though, being able to carry on a tradition, especially for a program that is now battling for championships, may be a great pull for K'Lavon. In the end it comes down to LSU and Baylor. This is still new territory for the Bears, but Baylor is beginning to win the battles for these elite defenders.null