More On Baylor's Newest Commitment

Baylor landed a huge commitment on Thursday when Jake Jackson, a 6-3.5 272 pound offensive lineman from Southlake Carroll, Texas decided to end his recruitment and give his pledge to the Bears. Come inside to find out what Baylor's newest commitment had to say about the Baylor coaching staff, the reasons he chose Baylor, and just how solid his commitment is.

"I made my decision and I am sticking to it."

Those are the words of Baylor's newest commit, Jake Jackson. Jackson, a 6-3.5 272 pound offensive lineman from Texas football powerhouse Southlake Carroll High School ended his recruitment when he gave his verbal pledge to Coach Guy Morriss and the Baylor Bears.

Jackson took time out of his day to talk with BearsIllustrated.com, here is what he had to say:

ON WHY HE CHOSE BAYLOR:

"As far as academics go, I just really liked their business school. Their business school has over 20 majors, and I had the chance to meet with one of the business professors. Baylor has a graduate program that enables you to work with professional sports organizations, and that is what I want to do."

"As far as football is concerned, Baylor's offense is similar to the offense we run at Southlake. The blocking schemes are very similar. All the coaches are great guys, and I worked well with Coach Morriss and Coach Schnupp."

ON GETTING TO PLAY WITH FORMER SOUTHLAKE STANDOUT BEN HIXSON:

"It is very reassuring. Ben gave me a lot of good advice. He made the transition from high school to Baylor and it is just reassuring to know that he is there."

ON IF HE PLANS ON ATTENDING ANY BAYLOR FOOTBALL GAMES THIS FALL:

"I am going to the Baylor/TCU game for sure. It is close to where I live. I looked at my schedule and we have a couple of Thursday night games, so I think I can make it up there for plenty of Baylor games."

With the addition of Jake Jackson, Guy Morriss and the Baylor Bears are putting together a great recruiting class for the class of 2008. Keep it tuned to BearsIllustrated.com for all the latest on Baylor athletics and recruiting.

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