Abram Smith (© Greg Powers)

The talented RB spoke to BearsIllustrated.com about his commitment to Matt Rhule and Baylor

The talented RB spoke to BearsIllustrated.com about his commitment to Matt Rhule and Baylor

Sign up for Bears Illustrated!
Why join?

It’s been a whirlwind past few days for Abilene (TX) HS RB Abram Smith. Almost a week ago, Smith decommitted from Tulsa and reopened his recruitment. A week later, he is committed to Baylor and looking to enroll in classes next Monday.

“It’s been extremely crazy,” Smith said of his day. “It feels great to get this decision out of the way. I’m extremely blessed to get the opportunity to be a part of that family.”

Smith has long had Baylor in his sights. From games attended to camps worked, Abram has always had a place in his heart for Baylor. “I’ve dreamed about playing there. And honestly, they made it clear that I was a talented back that they wanted, so the offer set it off.”

Smith is considered the 4th best RB in the State of Texas, by Scout.com. Overall, Smith is considered a 3-star RB and the 29th overall RB in the country.

At Abilene HS, Abram had over 4,500 yds and 60 TDs in his career. Smith is a do-it-all type of back, who has the strength to run between the tackles, but the athleticism and speed to make plays in space. “I can do whatever they want me to do. If they want me to run the ball, I’ll run it. If they want me to catch it out of the backfield, I can do that as well. I’ll work to be the best.”

With the change in the coaching staff, many wonder how quickly Rhule can acclimate himself to the Texas recruiting landscape, but with recent commitments from Lake Travis (TX) HS QB Charlie Brewer, Round Rock (TX) HS DT James Lynch and now Smith; Rhule and company are proving they have the ability to build relationships quickly and sell what they are doing in Waco. Smith was sold quickly, by this coaching staff.

“We are gonna build a great foundation for this team. We have great new coaches.”

Bears Illustrated Top Stories