Nov 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears football helmet and logo on the field before the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Cowboys Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 52-45 in overtime.

National Signing Day 2014: Grades and Analysis for Baylor


The Baylor Bears are coming off a solid 2013 season, they won the Big 12 Championship and went to the Fiesta Bowl. They’re looking to build upon that success with a solid recruiting class to reload and they did well.

“The great thing about this class is that all these guys made a choice to come to Baylor,” head coach Art Briles said, via the school’s website, “because they all had multiple offers. What we are doing with this class is increasing the level of competition on campus by bringing players of this caliber to the table.”

“The thing that we feel really good about is that we’ve signed the No. 1 receiving class in America — I don’t think that’s up for debate — and we feel like we filled all the other areas that we needed in this signing class. We’ve got some great defensive players, we’ve got some great o-linemen, and we’ve got a chance to really keep increasing our production on the football field over the next four or five years with these guys, who are great additions to our football family.”

Their strongest improvement might have occurred at wide receiver, arguably the best receiving class in America.

“I think at the end of the day we brought in the top receiver class,” Briles said. “This group of receivers is unmatched; there aren’t four better guys in America, without question and without controversy.”

Team  Rivals  247 Sports  ESPN  Scout
Baylor Bears 34 26 22 23

GRADE: B+

Here is the class, from Rivals:

Signed Letter of Intent
Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank
Blake Blackmar OL 6-6/325 NR
Jourdan Blake ATH 6-0/180 26
Jarell Broxton OL 6-6/325 NR
Grant Campbell LB 6-1/230 NR
KD Cannon WR 5-10/163 6
Jordan Feuerbacher TE 6-4/240 NR
Davion Hall ATH 6-3/192 5
Jamie Jacobs LB 6-4/215 NR
Devonte Jones OL 6-3/305 NR
Xavier Jones DE 6-3/235 NR
Patrick Lawrence OL 6-5/245 NR
Ira Lewis DE 6-3/270 NR
Blake Mahon TE 6-6/227 NR
Josh Malin DE 6-6/240 NR
Andrew Morris DT 6-2/288 NR
Josh Pelzel OL 6-7/334 54
Chris Platt WR 5-10/157 NR
Chris Sanders DB 6-0/180 NR
Verkedric Vaughns ATH 5-9/168 NR
Chance Waz DB 5-11/173 NR
Terence Williams RB 6-2/220 29
Tion Wright DB 5-10/175 NR
Ishmael Zamora WR 6-4/195 NR
Committed/Not Yet Signed
Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank
James David LB 6-3/225 NR
Greg Roberts DE 6-5/210 NR
T’Kevian Rockwell LB 6-0/205 29

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