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The Baylor Bears received good news in the form of a verbal commitment on Sunday. Find out who it is and what he had to say about his commitment to the green and gold.

Tuswani Copeland is an athlete that has garnered much attention recently in the world of recruiting. The 5'11" 165 athlete has the ability to play both wide receiver and corner back, and last year finished an outstanding high school football career at MacArthur High School in Lawton, Oklahoma. With offers from Arizona, Oregon, Kansas State, Michigan State, and Louisville, Copeland has decided to end his recruitment as evidenced by his verbal pledge to the Baylor Bears. BearsIllustrated.com caught up with Copeland to get his take.

"My visit went well. It was perfect, and it was everything I could have imagined. I verbally committed to Baylor," said Copeland after his visit to the Waco, Texas campus of Baylor University.

The Baylor Bears are recruiting the Oklahoma native at the cornerback, a position that the Bears need to solidify before heading into next season. Copeland hopes to fill a valuable role next year as a true freshman.

"When I get tin, I have a good shot at playing early. The coaches were so real with me. They will make me a better player, and a better person."

Copeland's visit to Baylor will not be his last official visit taken, but the talented athlete explains that he is committed to play football for Head Coach Art Briles and his staff. A staff, according to Copeland, that was "so great" to talk to.

As far as the main factors that played into his decision to gives a pledge to the green and gold?

"The facilities were nice, and the academics were great."

Stay tuned to BearsIllustrated.com for the latest on Baylor recruiting and athletics.

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