The Baylor Bears picked up a commitment on Tuesday when 3-star outside linebacker Clay Johnston gave his pledge to head coach Art Briles and his Bears.
The commitment comes as no surprise at all – Johnston has been considered a Baylor lean for some time and he is quite pleased to finally be officially committed to the Bears.
“I’m just really at peace with everything now in all honesty,” Johnston told Justin Krainz of 24/7 Sports. “I knew it was the right thing and decision to make and I couldn’t be more happy to be a Baylor Bear!”
The 6’2, 200-pounder is from Abilene, Texas and attends Wylie High School. Per his timeline on 24/7 Sports, he visted the Bears back on March 22 and received an offer on May 5. After picking up a few lesser offers, Johnston returned to visit the Bears’ campus on May 23 and finally pulled the trigger on a commitment on Tuesday.
Johnston is ranked as the country’s 81st-best outside linebacker prospect, the 166th-best overall player in the state of Texas and the 1,282nd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Johnston also held offers from the Duke Blue Devils, North Texas Mean Green, SMU Mustangs and Tulsa Golden Hurricane, among others.
Johnston is the 11th prospect to give his pledge to the Bears, joining 4-star wide receiver Chad President, 4-star athlete Blake Lynch, 4-star running back JaMycal Hasty, 3-star athlete Louis Brown, 3-star wide receiver Devontre Stricklin, 3-star athlete John Humphrey, 3-star offensive tackle Maurice Porter, 3-star cornerback Jordan Tolbert, 3-star offensive tackle Sam Tecklenburg and 3-star defensive end Breckyn Hager.