Bears making a run at elite S, Grant Delpit

Baylor is looking to add some elite playmakers to their defensive backfield. Grant Delpit is one that could help right away.

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: Delpit is a high major prospect with offers from several elite programs, including LSU, Alabama and Florida. Still, though, Scout's #3 ranked S in Texas is listening to everyone. Baylor has been in on him early and Delpit did make a trip to Baylor for its Junior Day. Baylor is likely going to see him this spring and if they could get him on campus, this summer, for a camp then that will show a high interest from both parties.'s Breakdown: Possessing a great combination of physical gifts and playmaking abilities, Grant Delpit is one of the top safety prospects in Texas high school football's 2017 class. Good frame with above average height and great length give Delpit a high ceiling physically. Well-rounded safety prospect who's shown he's comfortable playing downhill and in the flats like a hard-hitting strong safety, as well as in the intermediate and deep portions of the field as a ball-tracking free safety. A threat to score if he makes the interception. Gets his hands on a lot of passes. Sometimes sacrifices tackling technique at expense of going for the big hit, but it's hard to blame his playmaking nature. Aggressiveness and athleticism can occasionally lead to overpursuit, but again, more often that Delpit's tenacious style pays off. He's a high-major safety prospect who will have a ton of offers from programs across the country. - Gabe Brooks

Baylor's Chances: Cool. I say Baylor's chances are cool because we really don't know much about where things stand with the talented safety. He is close with Baylor commits Hezekiah Jones, Jalen Pitre and Donovan Stiner, so we will see what those relationships can do, but Baylor will have to battle the big boys for this one. Baylor isn't one to shy away from that battle, but Alabama, LSU and Florida are premiere stops for defensive backs and Baylor is still early in that development stage. It will be important for Baylor to get Delpit on campus again. If they do, then anything can happen.  


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