In-Depth: A Look at the OL and DL Commits

In Series 1 of the In-Depth Looks at Baylor commits, we take a quick glance at the offensive and defensive linemen who pledge to Baylor.


Jeremy Michel (OL) 6-5.5/285 Bradenton, FL

Offers: Louisville, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt

Honors: 2nd team all-state, 1st team all area, 1st team all district

Every once in a while Guy Morriss steps into the recruiting process for the Baylor Bears in a major way. This year once he saw Jeremy Michel, Coach Morriss knew he had to have him. Just weeks before, the Bears weren't even on Michel's radar. But after speaking with the former all-pro offensive lineman Coach Morriss, Michel was convinced Baylor was the place for him.
Michel had a successful senior season in which he not only gained several awards in the football rich state of Florida playing in every different position on the O-line, but he also led his team to the state semi-finals. Michel reports the best part of his game is his quickness and blocking – which will come in handy down the road for this Baylor team that looks to move towards a more pass-oriented attack.

Chris Buford (DE) 6-4/225 (250)

Offers: Missouri, Central Florida

Adrian Johnson (DT/OL) 6-2/280

Offers: Oklahoma State, Kansas State

Honors: 1st team 5A All-state

When Adrian Johnson first committed to the Bears, Baylor fans were excited to see Coach Morriss and staff land a guy that was coveted by other Big XII schools. Their excitement was recently validated as Johnson was named to 1st team Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A football team. Not only that, but Johnson had the chance to compete in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl. Johnson plays on both sides of the ball, and should be given a chance to try each before the Baylor coaches and he decide which is best.

Dylan Hagens (OL) 6-6/275

Honors: 1st team 1A All-state

Although he plays on the 1A level, the Baylor coaches knew they wanted offensive lineman Dylan Hagens early – and grabbed him before any other schools even had a chance. Dylan will add depth to the Guy Morriss molded offensive line in the coming years.

Reid Prince (OL) 6-3.5/260

Honors: Honorable mention AP all-state, 3rd team all-state Texas Sports Writers Association, all-area

Another solid player for Guy Morriss to mold the offensive lineman, this kid played at the very successful Highland Park program and was named All-area by the Dallas Morning News. In 2 seasons, Prince only allowed 1 sack, which will come in handy for offensive coordinator Lee Hayes in the passing concentrated offense he plans to install.

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