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The Cedar Hill High School athlete committed to Baylor Saturday night.

The Baylor Bears received their second commitment of the day as 4-star, Scout-300 wide receiver Josh Fleeks committed to Baylor.

The Baylor Bears received their second commitment for the 2018 class as 4-star Running back/Wide receiver Josh Fleeks committed to the Bears.  He joins Southlake Carroll offensive lineman Jackson Kimble as the starting off point for the 2018 class. 

https://twitter.com/joosh_feeks/status/833118043203108864

Fleeks is a premier athlete in the state, a true 4-star stud for the Bears.  He is the first Scout-300 commit of the Matt Rhule era.  Fleeks plays slot receiver in high school, but could be a better fit as a running back at the collegiate level.  In fact, Fleeks was listed as a running back in the Scout database prior to this week, converting over to wide receiver.  Truthfully, Fleeks could stick at slot receiver, playing the hybrid RB/WR role that Oregon has used the past few years.  

http://www.scout.com/college/baylor/player/202607-josh-fleeks

The Cedar Hill product played under tight ends coach Joey McGuire his first few years in high school.  That relationship obviously played a large role in his recruitment.  Fleeks had offers from Houston, Tennessee and Texas Tech.  Stay tuned for more on Fleeks and the 2018 recruiting class. 

Eval

Josh Fleeks is a highly athletic prospect who is a true offensive athlete. Fleeks lines up at running back, his natural position, and slot, where he's dangerous in the vertical passing game and the screen game.

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Fleeks owns a laser-timed 4.48 40 and a shuttle of 4.10, so he combines impressive straight-line acceleration and top-end speed with good closer-quarters agility to make defenders miss in space. Flashes the open-field wiggle to avoid tacklers. Once he plants his foot and goes, he's very difficult to track down from behind.
 
Excellent potential as an all-purpose back who can contribute in the running game, passing game, and special teams as a return threat. Possesses good height (6-0), but will need to add bulk at the next level. Added weight will help his overall strength and ability to pick up blitzes and/or block on the perimeter as needed.
 
Playing for one of Texas' best programs against excellent competition will help preparation for high-major college football. Overall, Fleeks is an electric offensive weapon who is a true big-play threat every time he touches the ball. -- Gabe Brooks
Strengths
Speed
Slot ability
Run-after-catch ability
Quickness off the line
Areas to Improve
Size/bulk
Strength
Stats

2016: As a junior, Fleeks enjoyed a breakout season with 53 catches for 663 yards and eight touchdowns, along with 74 rushing yards as he primarily played in the slot for an 11-3 Cedar Hill team that reached the Texas Class 6A D-II state quarterfinals.

Spring 2016: At The Opening Dallas, Fleeks measured 6-foot, 167 pounds with a laser-timed 4.48-second 40.

2015: Fleeks made his varsity debut as a sophomore, when he ran 30 times for 135 yards.

Note: Fleeks will likely soon be re-classified as an ATH or a receiver.

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