Baylor’s recruiting class for 2016 added a pair of commitments Friday, including a huge flip from a five-star offensive lineman.
Patrick Hudson of Silsbee, a 6-foot-5, 325-pound left tackle switched his pledge to the Bears at their final summer camp of the year after committing to Texas A&M in March, and Baylor also landed Tren’Davian Dickson, a 6-foot-1, 178-pound wide receiver from Navasota.
Hudson is rated as the 16th-best prospect in the nation for 2016 by 247sports.com, and he anchored a Silsbee offensive line that helped it score 35 points per game for a Tiger team that finished 9-3 last season.
Dickson isn’t rated by 247sports.com, but he caught 39 passes for 823 yards with 13 touchdowns and a long reception of 93 yards for the 10-2 Rattlers. Navasota and Silsbee fell to eventual state champion Carthage in the second and third round of the playoffs, respectively.
Friday’s commitments give Baylor five for the 2016 class, joining Port Arthur running back Kameron Martin, Grandview quarterback Zach Smith and Pflugerville Hendrickson cornerback KeShawn Somervale, all of whom are listed as four-star recruits or better by 247sports.com.