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: Walker Little is one of the most sought after lineman prospects in the country. With offers from close to every major P5 school, Little has the ability to choose from any elite program. After losing Spencer Drango and Desmine Hilliard to graduation, the Bears will look to bring in at least 1 tackle prospect in this recruiting cycle. Little was targeted early by Baylor as someone they wanted to replace the former All-American, Drango.
Scout.com's Breakdown: Little is an elite offensive tackle prospect who will have extensive high school starting experience once he reaches the Power Five conference level. Great size. Possesses height and length to add even more weight in college. Prototype offensive tackle build. Aggressive run-blocker who finishes his blocks. Plays through whistle. Impressive balance and foot quickness. Usually shows good knee-bend, but at times huge frame can compromise leverage/pad level. Must be ready to acclimate to a significant jump in competition going from private school football in Texas (a state ruled by public schools) to Power Five college level. Possesses very high ceiling as pass protector. Little is one of the nation's top offensive tackle prospects for the 2017 recruiting cycle. -Gabe Brooks
Baylor's Chances: Cool. It's hard to gauge where things stand with the talented OT. Little doesn't do much talking and just lets his play speak for itself. Scout's #1 OT, in Texas, was recently invited to The Opening, in Oregon. Little has visited the Baylor campus a few times, and will no doubt be visited this spring by the Baylor coaching staff. Baylor has begun to show a pattern of developing OL and putting them in to the league. Will that be enough to convince the talented OT to choose Baylor? We shall see. In any event, it will likely be a late year or signing day commitment for the Houston (TX) Episcopal OT.