For the second straight day, Baylor boosted its linebacker corps in its 2015 recruiting class.
The Bears received verbal commitments from Richmond Foster High School outside linebacker Eric Ogor and Paris linebacker Jordan Williams on Friday, one day after Midway linebacker Lenoy Jones Jr.’s commitment.
Ogor had been committed to McNeese State before accepting Baylor’s offer. The 6-2, 225-pound Williams had offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, Sam Houston State and UTEP.
“Baylor is getting a really good one,” Richmond Foster coach Shaun McDowell said. “He’s one of the best defensive players I’ve been around. He’s extremely aggressive, physical and fast.”
The 6-0, 210-pound Ogor collected 134 tackles for Richmond Foster during the 2014 season including 19 for loss. He could play the nickelback position in Baylor’s defense.
“He’s a big time pass rusher,” McDowell said. “He can blitz off the edge and is a special athlete. He’s also great in pass coverage. He’s fast like a defensive back and tough like a linebacker. He plays with a fire and tenacity that I’ve seen very few linebackers play with.”
Ogor has started the last two seasons on the Richmond Foster varsity, and McDowell believes he’ll adjust well to the college level.
“It looks like Baylor likes him in their Bear (nickelback) position,” McDowell said. “He’s a little bit of a hybrid. He could probably play safety it they wanted him to do that.”
Baylor now has 16 commitments in its 2015 recruiting class.