Brisbon: "Baylor is the Right School For Me"

When new Baylor football coach Art Briles was hired he said he needed to build a strong offensive and defensive line. Baylor went out and got a commitment from a offensive lineman that will be an immediate help to the line. Come inside to read more.

R.J. Brisbon is his name and he stands 6-6 330. The JUCO offensive lineman played two years at Northwest Mississippi College. Originally signed out of high school by the Alabama Crimson Tide, Brisbon talks about his road since.

"I had to go to a JUCO because I couldn't get my ACT high enough to go to Alabama. So I went to Northwest Mississippi. I had signed with Houston, but when I saw that Coach Briles was going to Baylor, I thought that Baylor would be a good place for me."

Brisbon tells BearsIllustrated.com that he is fully qualified, and recently visited the Baylor campus. He apparently liked what he saw.

"They just talked to me about Baylor. J-Smooth (Jason Smith) was my host and he is a good player. He is someone I can relate to, and someone that will be playing next to me next year. He just was telling me about it, how I would fit in, and what the school is like."

The talented big man also has a high respect for his future coach, Art Briles.

"Coach Briles is like a second father to me besides Jesus Christ. He is real cool and laid back. He doesn't rush things, and I like his personality. Baylor is the right school for me."

Brisbon hopes to eventually take the Bears to a BCS bowl but knows it will take a lot of dedication and teamwork.

"I want to put Baylor in the BCS. We need to come together and take care of business. If we work together, we can get Baylor to a bowl game."

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