Baylor Gets Bigtime Commitment

It was only a matter of time before this Mount Pleasant High School product starting getting the attention he deserved. He made a name for himself at the Scout.com combine in Valley Ranch, received scholarship offers, and recently has made a verbal pledge. We caught up with him to get the latest.

When he hit the practice fields at Valley Ranch at the Scout.com combine, Tevin Elliot drew the attention of many people. The 6'2" 204 pound linebacker demonstrated good coverage technique in one-on-ones, good closing speed, and a knowledge of where the ball carrier is going to move next. Recently, Elliot attended the Baylor mini-camp in Waco, Texas. Elliot believes he performed well, and afterward was offered a scholarship to play football for Coach Art Briles at Baylor. He tells BearsIllustrated.com that he has accepted that invitation, and he has verbally given his commitment to play football for the green and gold.

"I have had a whole bunch of schools look at me, like Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Kansas, Missouri. But Baylor is really the only school to offer. I verbally committed to them."

Elliot explains some of the factors that went into his decision.

"It is close to home, and I will be able to come see my family. Also, my family will be able to come see my games. I got friends up there, and it is a nice school. I love the coaching staff, I love the facilities, and I love it all. It's just nice up there."

The talented linebacker is friends with incoming freshman Trenston Hill, a former high school teammate. Elliot tells BearsIllustrated.com that they talk about going to the same school, playing football together, and what it all would be like.

Elliot explains that he worked out with the linebackers at the Baylor camp on Friday and provided that he felt like he set himself apart in one-on-one drills.

"I think my camp was good. You know, they said I could play any position at linebacker. The thing I liked the most about it was the on-on-one drills we had, and getting to hang out and stuff.

Although it is early in the summer, Elliot believes his decision to commit early will hold up.

"I am probably about 95% sure about my commitment."

Stay tuned to BearsIllustrated.com for all the latest.

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