Sunday night kept getting better for the Baylor Bears as 2-star tight end Tyler Henderson committed to Baylor. An Oklahoma State commit since November 23rd, Henderson chose OSU over after committing to Navy earlier in the fall. At the time, he chose Oklahoma State over Navy, Texas State, and Stephen F. Austin. Baylor offered the 6-foot-4, 225 pound tight end on January 21st, and he took an official visit to Waco this past week.
After an official visit this weekend to Stillwater, Henderson made his choice and flipped his commitment for the second time and pledging towards the Bears. According to fellow-Scout site GoPokes.com, Henderson rushed for 482 yards and a 6.7-yards per carry average, while catching 23 passes for 185 yards. He also had 10 total touchdowns on the season, while splitting his time at defensive end.
A very good athlete, Henderson has a 37-inch vertical, can bench 280 pounds, squats 400 pounds, with a 4.43 forty yard dash. He played both tight end, and wild-cat quarterback for Lehman High School and is also a member of the basketball team.
Henderson is the Bears first true tight end prospect, though Rob Saulin could play there or defensive end. With Baylor expected to use more tight ends under new coach Matt Rhule, building depth at tight end was a big need for the Bears. Senior Jordan Feuebacher, sophomore Sam Tecklenburg and junior Josh Malin are the lone scholarship players at tight end.
The 2017 Baylor football class is now 23 members, including 11 offensive players and 12 defensive players . The Bears are expected to sign at least 3 more players, but could have room for as many as 6 more.
2016: As a senior, Henderson gained 667 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns. He ran for 482 yards and seven touchdowns on 6.3 yards per carry, while catching 20 passes for 185 yards and three TD's.
2015: Henderson caught 31 passes for 325 yards as a junior.