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: Zabié is new to the game of football, having only just started playing a year ago, but he made waves at the Opening regional camp and has seen his offer list grow and grow. Zabié's best football is in front of him, but he should make a huge step up, in his senior season. The talented OT is being targeted by several P5 schools, but is likely looking to stay in Texas or its surrounding states (Oklahoma or Louisiana). Zabié should continue to see his stock rise as he heads in to his senior season.
Scout.com's Breakdown: Zabié has an extremely high ceiling as 2015 was his first year playing football and he emerged as one of the top offensive line prospects in the state despite his limited experience. He is long and agile and carries his weight extremely well. He could add 30 pounds and you would not notice it much at all. He is an edge-setter in the run game and is solid in his pass protection. He is poised for a huge senior season with the confidence of experience and having major scholarship offers backing up his development as a player.
Baylor's Chances: Warm. Baylor is looking to continue its trend of bringing high caliber prospects at the offensive line position. Zabié may be raw in terms of experience, but he has the type of frame that Baylor OL Coach, Randy Clements, loves. Baylor offered a little late, but they are not out of it. Zabié is listening to Baylor and the Bears will likely be in this thing to the end.