Bears Get Commitment From Austin Linebacker

The Baylor Bears have had a big weekend in terms of verbal commitments, and Monday the Baylor Bears added one more to their class. Come inside to read more.

If the name sounds familiar, it is because the father of Baylor's newest verbal pledge played football for the Texas Longhorns. Bryce Hager, a talented linebacker from Austin Westlake High School has decided to end his recruitment and play football for the Baylor Bears.

"I committed to Baylor last night," said Bryce Hager. "I went on my visit this weekend, and I just really enjoyed meeting all the guys. The facilities are great, the coaches, and I love the coaches. The coaching staff is great. I just liked everything."

The 6-1 212 pound athlete tells BearsIllustrated.com that he plans on playing middle linebacker for the green and gold, a position that he looks forward to playing. When asked what his personal goal was at Baylor, Hager responded quickly.

"Start as soon as I can," Hager said.

While it has not been determined whether Hager will redshirt his freshman season or not, his athleticism will make it an interesting decision in the fall.

While Bryce Hager is committed to playing for the Baylor Bears, what will the situation be like when the Bears play the Longhorns?

"It won't bother me one bit," laughed the younger Hager.

Hager, before making his pledge to Baylor, ws looking at schools such as Colorado, Texas A&M, SMU, among others. How solid is his commitment?

"I'm done," says Hager who plans on signing his official letter of intent with Baylor on the February 3rd signing day.

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