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: Odeyingbo provides an intriguing option for Baylor. Currently Odeyingbo is listed as an ATH but translates to multiple positions at the next level. With Kedrick James committed, the Bears will likely look to move Odeyingbo over to the defensive side of the ball, where he could be a big play maker as the Bears transition to a 3-4 scheme.
Scout.com's Breakdown: Odeyingbo translates best to an edge defensive position or tight end at the next level. He's a willing and able blocker on the perimeter when lined up at receiver, but also shows the ability to block well when aligned as an inline tight end. Additionally, he's played offensive tackle and proven he can block in the trenches as well. Height and length give Odeyingbo a massive catch radius on the offensive side of the ball, but also make him a dangerous matchup as a pass-rusher on the defensive front. He's active against the run and his motor allows him to fight through blocks to make tackles. - Gabe Brooks
Baylor's Chances: Warm. The offer from Baylor was a big one and solidified Odeyingbo as a high caliber P5 prospect. Odeyingbo has seen things pick up, after a strong performance at the Opening camp. Baylor is doing a great job of recruiting him, but will likely need to be patient, as Odeyingbo continues to garner regional attention from several P5 schools. The Bears have paid him a visit this spring and you will likely see him at a Baylor camp this summer.null