Salubi; Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Sometimes it just feels like home. That is one of the reasons Jared Salubi, a standout running back for the Waco High Lions, gave for signing with the hometown Baylor Bears. Come inside as we went one-on-one with Baylor signee at his signing day ceremony.

When Jared Salubi is on the football field, he is persistent as a runner, solid as a blocker, and determined to score each time he has the ball in his hands. Off the field, Jared Salubi, a Waco High School standout football player, is soft-spoken and humble.

The Baylor Bears got a letter of intent from Salubi, ranked among one of the best running backs in the state accoriding to Scout.com early on Wednesday morning. BearsIllustrated.com caught up with the talented athlete to get his take.

"My style of game is centered on that I don't give up easily. I attack, attack, attack until I get what I want. The best thing to sum it up is just that I am a balanced back. I am good running with it, catching it, and hitting people."

Salubi fielded offers from several schools, including Big 12 institutions such as Texas Tech and Missouri. However, he chose to stick with the Baylor Bears, even after a coaching change.

"Having my family come see my home games is a major factor. Another thing is the academics is really great at Baylor. I was also looking for a school where I could come up and maybe have a chance to play as a freshman. That's a major thing, to be able to play for four years, but those are the kinds of things that sold me on Baylor."

Salubi feels comfortable with the new coaches at Baylor and talks about how he thinks he will fir in.

"Coach Briles is a coach that really wants to get to know you better. The offense that Baylor was running before was mainly pass, pass, pass, a little run, and pass. But with this offense they plan on getting more running going. In order for you to be a good team, you have to have a running game."

"Coach Montgomery will be my coach. I think I fit in good with the program because it involves catching the ball, going out into the slot, and stuff like that. It's something I will be able to do. I am an athlete, so I will be able to do it."

As the interview came to a close, I gave Jared Salubi a chance to say one last thing about Baylor before he moved on to other interviews and a photo session. The future Baylor Bears said the following:

"I just plan to bring the best that I can bring to Baylor."


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