Baylor Gets Bigtime Commitment

At 6'6" 277 pounds, Enrico Forbes is a 3 star prospect out of St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas. Originally a Texas A&M commitment, Forbes recently switched his commitment to the Baylor Bears. Scout.com caught up with St. Pius X head football coach Robin Kirk to get the latest.

At 6'6" 277 pounds, Enrico Forbes is a 3 star defensive end prospect out of St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas. Originally a Texas A&M commitment, Forbes recently switched his commitment to the Baylor Bears. Scout.com caught up with St. Pius X head football coach Robin Kirk to get the latest.



"Rico is just a phenomenal physical specimen," said Coach Kirk of Baylor's newest commitment.

"At this age, he reminds me of Mario Williams somewhat. He has long arms, and is a real physical kid. His best football is definitely ahead of him."

Forbes had to sit out last year due to eligibility rules, but his high school football coach explains that his upside is what has college coaches excited.

"He has trained really well. He has strength and he has the ability to learn. He is very coachable."

Coach Kirk explains that the talented defensive end is likely going to redshirt his first year on the collegiate level, and will enroll at mid-term.

Kirk explains that while Forbes is not a "rah-rah" type of leader, the talented defensive lineman is a leader both on and off the field.

"The kids respect him. He always works hard. This is a kid who has had to deal with tremendous adversity, and he has overcome it."

In August, Forbes was back in his native Bahamas. His brother passed away in a car accident, and Forbes dealt with the loss of his brother in the early months of the school year. More adveristy struck 2 months later when Forbes learned that his mother passed away.

"He never wavered," says Coach Kirk.

"It takes a special kind pf person to deal with that type of adveristy. It says a lot about that young man. There are not many of us that can do what he did. And look where he is now."

Coach Kirk explains that Forbes will be receiving a good opportunity at Baylor under the leadership of Baylor head coach Art Briles.

"Rico's opportunity at Baylor is a tremendous opportunity. He needs that special attention, and Coach Briles and his staff can give that to him. Coach Briles did a phenomenal job at the University of Houston."

Keep it tuned to Scout.com for all the latest on recruiting as the countdown to signing day approaches.

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