The Baylor Bears continued their mad dash to the finish line of the 2017 recruiting class with the verbal commitment of Abilene High School running back Abram Smith.
Smith, a former Tulsa commitment, added a Baylor offer in December and reopened his commitment shortly thereafter. With an offer from Texas Tech as well, the 6-foot, 196 pound rusher chose the Baylor Bears. He is the bears 6th commitment of the 2017 class, and second on the offensive side of the ball.
The Baylor Bears are still recruiting 4-star rusher Eno Benjamin, who is set to decide at the Army All-American game this Saturday. At Abilene High School, Smith rushed for nearly 2,000 yards his senior year, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. He scored 35 touhdowns on the year. Over his career at the 6A school, Smith ran for 4,653 yards and scored 59 total touchdowns.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: In a four-year varsity career for Abilene High School in Texas Class 6A, Smith 4,917 yards from scrimmage and 59 total touchdowns. Smith ran for 4,653 yards and 57 touchdowns, while catching 31 passes for 264 yards and two TD's.
2016: As a senior, Smith ran for 1,927 yards and 34 touchdowns on 8.2 yards per carry. He also caught eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown to give him 2,006 yards from scrimmage and 35 touchdowns as he led Abilene High to an 11-2 record and a Texas Class 6A Division II third-round playoff appearance.
2015: Smith's junior season saw him run for 1,525 yards and 13 touchdowns, in addition to catching nine passes for 118 yards.2014: As a sophomore, Smith enjoyed a breakout season with 914 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, while catching 10 passes for 67 yards and one score.
2013: Smith got two games of varsity experience as a freshman and made the most of them with 287 rushing yards.