Baylor's Impressive In-State Streak

Art Briles and Baylor have been on fire in Texas, highlighted by a streak of in-state recruiting lands...

With the commitment of Plano (Texas) High three-star defensive tackle Sam Tecklenburg on Wednesday night Baylor stretched its streak of consecutive in-state prep prospect lands to 70.

Yes you read that correctly.

Baylor's last 70 high school commitments have come from Texas high school football players.

The last player that Baylor committed and subsequently signed from an out of state high school program was punter Spencer Roth in the Class of 2011.

Since Roth's commitment Briles and his Bears may have developed in to the preeminent recruiting power in the state.

Quite a turn from a school which finished with an average of 10th in the conference recruiting rankings the four years prior to Briles' arrival in Waco.

The last four years under Briles -- during the torrid 70 player in-state streak -- Baylor has finished in the top half of the conference recruiting rankings each year.

Baylor won the Big 12 Conference Championship for the first time in 2013 and appeared in its first BCS Bowl game. Director of Recruiting Scott Kennedy has not witnessed anything like it in his time covering the recruiting business.

"No, that's unheard of," Kennedy responded.

"Even the Longhorns would go out of state for one or two per year. I can't think of any team who would have gotten 70 consecutive players from their home state. Florida and Texas are probably the only two states in the country where you can do that and still post a Top 20 type of team year in and year out."

With eight total commits for 2015, Baylor checks in with the No. 15-rated class nationally per Scout, a 3.38 star average.

By The Numbers
Total Recruits in Briles Era - 166
Texas High School - 137
Junior College - 24
Out of State High School - 4
Out of Country - 1

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