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The Baylor Bears get a commitment from safety JT Woods

The Baylor Bears continued to build a fast defensive backfield with a commitment from JT Woods. He spoke with our Kevin Barrera about his commitment.

Just hours after the Bears received their 6th commitment for the 2018 class, their seventh came on board as well.  Safety JT Woods verbally pledged to the Bears, also stating that he will run track at Baylor as well. 


Woods is a 6-foot-2, 185 pound safety from Cibolo Steele High School is one of the best 100-meter runners in the state as well, winning the Region 5A/6A track meet and advancing to the state competition. He ran a 10.96 in the 100-meter dash, and also won the 110-meter hurdles with a 13.97 time about 15-minutes later.  

“It’s a little tiring at first, but if you put your mind into anything, your body will do it,” J.T. Woods told David Hinojosa of MySanAntonio.com  “It’s a lot of mental toughness and stretching. You have to take care of your body between races.”

As has been the case with the rest of the commitments, the relationship with the coaches has been the most important aspect of these recruits commitments. This recruit was no different.

"The coaches aren't just about X's and O's, they're about building relationships with the players," Woods said when asked about his relationship with the coaches. 

Coach Fran Brown was also a big draw in Woods' recruitment. Brown is very highly thought of, in the coaches circles, and Woods is excited about working with him. 

"He's a great players coach. He has a great and high intensity and excitement, but most importantly he actually cares about me as a person and not just a player."

He chose the Bears over offers from Houston, Army, Navy and others. Texas Tech was showing interest as well as TCU, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, and Notre Dame. He joins Mark Milton, who also committed today, as the Bears only defensive commits for the 2018 class. 


2016 Stats: As a junior, Woods collected 87 tackles, 6 PBUs, one interception and forced a fumble.

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