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Baylor four-star 2018 verbal DE commit Joshua Landry is intrigued by Texas.

While Landry is open to a courting by the Longhorns, Texas has yet to actually toss him an offer. Said the 6-foot-3, 250-pounder, "I honestly don't know what they are waiting for." He indicated that Baylor was already aware of his wandering eye toward Austin. He plans on visiting both schools this summer. Landry ranks as Rivals' No. 15 weakside defensive end prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jun 10 - 3:17 PM

Baylor redshirt junior WR Chris Platt ran the third leg of Baylor's gold-medal winning 4x400 relay team at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May.

Baylor has won the 4x400 15 times in 21 years. The speedster Platt -- he has been clocked at 4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash -- is expected to take on a much-expanded role in the receiving game this coming season with both K.D. Cannon and Ishmael Zamora opting to try for the NFL after the past campaign. During his redshirt sophomore season in 2016, Platt caught 35 passes for 567 yards and four touchdowns. Those numbers could be in for a large jump in 2017.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 10 - 2:48 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule said that freshman QB Charlie Brewer is "going to be a really good player."

"He was accurate all spring, like nothing fazes him. Like, just throws the ball and the guy catches it," Rhule said. While much of the publicity around the quarterback position has been centered around the competition between Anu Solomon and Zach Smith, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Brewer should not be discounted as a starting option. He will need a big August camp, though.
Jun 4 - 2:03 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger writes that Baylor four-star 2018 verbal DE commit Joshua Landry can use the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge to solidify his standing.

"Going up against some of the best offensive linemen in the country will be a good litmus test," Krueger writes, "to see if he’s just in the middle of a nice run of performances at camp events or if he’s turned a corner and is the real deal as a swing-player along the defensive line." The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Houston native is fresh off earning a fourth star from Rivals and currently ranks as the outlet's No. 15 weakside defensive end prospect in the country.
Source: Rivals
Jun 2 - 6:17 PM

Starting Baylor C Tanner Thrift retired due to a knee injury.

Thrift played in 31 games and started three for the Bears over the past three seasons. Daniel Russell, the baby brother of former Baylor starting QB Seth Russell, was listed as Thrift’s backup coming out of the spring.
May 31 - 4:42 PM

Baylor senior basketball forward Ish Wainright has joined the football team as a tight end.

"He came to me and said ‘I can play in the game, I know what I’m doing,’" HC Matt Rhule explained, later adding that the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Wainright possesses "great hands." The senior's last taste of football came during his freshman year in high school, but he said that the game is his "first love." Wainright caught a touchdown pass in the team's spring game after joining the Bears football team in the final week of spring practice. Wainright joins a tight end group consisting of Jordan Feuerbacher, Jayson Clements and Sam Tecklenburg. Given his long layoff from the game, a quick acclimation in August camp would greatly help his chances of seeing targets during the 2017 season.
May 25 - 7:18 PM

ESPN named Baylor redshirt senior edge rusher Brian Nance the team's best NFL prospect.

It's an interesting choice, as Nance didn’t play last season (due to an academic issue) and was on the field for only 21 percent of the school's defensive snaps in 2015. "But the 6-foot-3, 250-pound pass-rusher has freaky talent and was named the program’s most improved defensive player this spring," wrote Max Olson. "If he can put together a productive senior season, NFL scouts will take notice." New Baylor HC Matt Rhule has had success developing players like Nance in the past.
Source: ESPN
May 19 - 1:29 PM

A former Baylor volleyball player has filed a Title IX lawsuit stating she was gang raped "by at least four and as many as eight football players," according to Mark Schlabach.

This stems from the Art Briles era at Baylor, and the school still faces a number of other investigations on behalf of 15 women. No further information is available at this time.
May 17 - 11:02 AM

The Dallas Morning News' Adam Grosbard floated the possibility that Baylor redshirt junior RB Terence Williams could enter the Heisman conversation this autumn.

"The main case for Williams is he has a lot of room to grow after a very promising sophomore season," Grosbard writes. This past season, the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder rushed for 1,048 yards and 11 touchdowns. Heisman contention is probably a bridge too far, but at the very least, he could receive more than 200 carries for the first time in his career now that Shock Linwood has moved on.
May 14 - 2:04 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Zach Smith completed 17-of-30 passes for 162 yards while nursing a sore ankle in Baylor's spring game.

Smith is attempting to hold off Arizona transfer Anu Solomon for the starting job. Heading into the summer, they are listed as co-starters on new HC Matt Rhule's depth chart.
Source: ESPN
May 9 - 1:58 PM

Baylor senior QB Anu Solomon completed 7-of-14 passes for 85 yards in the team's spring game.

Solomon transferred to Baylor as a graduate in early January after slogging through an injury-riddled career with Arizona. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is competing with Zach Smith for 2017 starting honors. For his part, Smith posted a slightly more robust spring statistical line, completing 17-of-30 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown. Bears HC Matt Rhule is holding off from announcing a starter until later this summer, saying that he would like to see how both Solomon and Smith develop in his offense given more time.
Source: ESPN.com
May 2 - 7:20 PM

49ers signed Baylor WR KD Cannon.

Cannon (5’11/182) started all three years at Baylor before turning pro, leaving school with a career 195-3,113-27 (16.0 YPR) receiving line and earning first-team All-Big 12 from the conference’s coaches as a junior. While Cannon won with blazing speed (4.41) in the Bears’ wide-open spread, he is a chronic body catcher and one-trick lid lifter whose tape lacks nuance and any hint of physicality. He also showed unreliable hands, dropping nine passes in 2016. PFF College compared Cannon to Travis Benjamin, which is probably his ceiling.
May 2 - 12:30 PM

Raiders signed Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora.

Zamora (6’4/224) was an impact receiver for only one season at Baylor, posting a 63-809-8 (12.8 YPR) receiving line in 2016 as the 1b to K.D. Cannon’s 1a, and the 1c to Corey Coleman’s 1a before that. Zamora was not invited to February’s Combine due to a past incident where he was videotaped beating his dog with a belt. On a less-disturbing note, Zamora showed plus athleticism at Baylor’s 2016 Pro Day with a 4.53 forty, 34-inch vertical, and 10-foot broad jump. Zamora is essentially all projection, minimal production, but he has NFL talent and therefore will be worth monitoring.
May 1 - 5:19 PM

Texans selected Baylor C Kyle Fuller with the No. 243 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Fuller (6’5/307) made 39 starts for Baylor, earning first-team All-Big 12 from the conference’s coaches as a senior. Blessed with exceptional size for a center, Fuller boasts left tackle-length arms (34 1/8") and is big enough to tangle with hulking nose tackles. Fuller is a below-average athlete, however, and wasn’t a dominant run blocker in the Big 12. He also committed 16 penalties last season, most among all draft-eligible centers. While Fuller’s size and length give him intrigue, he will have to learn to harness his traits and become more technically sound to grow into an NFL starter.
Apr 29 - 6:25 PM

Baylor freshman RB Abram Smith suffered a torn ACL in practice.

Smith is expected to miss most of, if not all of, the coming season. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder was a three-star recruit for the 2017 cycle. This counts mostly as a depth blow for Baylor, as Terence Williams and JaMycal Hasty figure to be taking the bulk of carries with the Bears once the regular season boots up.
Apr 24 - 12:52 PM


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