Baylor Adds Four Commits To 2018 Recruiting Class Thanks To Sunday Surge

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Matt Rhule saw a flurry of recruiting commits leading up to National Signing Day in February, picking up several commits within his first month in Waco. There’s a lot of time between now and National Signing Day in 2018 but the Bears saw yet another sudden flurry of commits on Sunday.

The first commit of Sunday came from Friendswood Clear Brook cornerback/wide receiver Mark Milton, who chose the Bears over other offers from Bowling Green, SMU, Houston and Texas State to name a few. Milton was a second team all-district selection for Clear Brook in 2016.



The second commit came at lunchtime from Cibolo Steele standout safety JT Woods. Like Milton, Woods also had an offer from Houston but also fielded offers from Army, Navy and multiple Ivy League schools. Woods finished last season with 87 tackles and six pass breakups for the state finalists in 2016. He also announced that he would be running track for the Bears.



The third commit of the day came out of the Metroplex when speedy Mansfield wide receiver Jackson Gleeson announced his commitment to the Bears early Sunday evening choosing Baylor over offers from the likes of Missouri and Nebraska. The rising senior was a big play target for the Tigers, putting up 18 catches for 487 yards and six touchdowns in 2016.

Like Woods, Gleeson will also be running track in Waco.

Baylor added their fourth commit from Hempstead safety Delarrin Turner-Yell. The defensive star from Hempstead announced his commitment less than an hour after Gleeson announced his own. It was a big year for the District 12-3A Division I defensive MVP, finishing with 87 tackles, 7 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. Turner-Yell chose the Bears over Texas State, Louisiana Tech, Houston, Iowa and Oklahoma among others.


Baylor nearly doubled their 2018 recruiting class in one day, adding the four Sunday commits to give Matt Rhule and his staff nine commits in the class. Rhule has made a big push for recruiting in-state talent and it appears that approach has helped boost his team. There’s a lot of time to see how these players pan out, but for now, it was a good Sunday for the Baylor Bears.


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