Mount Pleasant receiver KD Cannon could have gone anywhere in the country but he chose Baylor after watching Saturday’s Meet the Bears scrimmage.
That’s become a familiar theme in what’s shaping up to be a tremendous recruiting class for the Bears.
Cannon is the No. 5-ranked receiver and the No. 53 overall recruit in Rivals.com’s national rankings. With the addition of Cannon and Mesquite Poteet defensive back Verkedric Vaughns, who also committed after watching Saturday’s scrimmage, the Bears now have 23 commitments in the 2014 class and are ranked No. 15 nationally by Rivals.com.
Cannon isn’t the only highly-touted receiver in the 2014 class.
Texarkana Liberty-Eylau’s Davion Hall, who jumpstarted the class by committing in February, is ranked No. 5 nationally among athletes by Rivals.com. Alief Elsik’s Ishmael Zamora has speed to burn and Coppell’s Blake Mahon is a promising tight end.
This will likely be Briles’ highest ranked class since arriving at Baylor in 2007. Three straight bowl appearances and a new stadium rising on the Brazos hasn’t hurt.