A pair of visitors at Baylor’s Meet the Bears scrimmage liked what they saw.
Shortly after watching Saturday’s scrimmage, highly touted Mount Pleasant receiver KD Cannon and Mesquite Poteet defensive back Verkedric Vaughns posted on their Twitter accounts that they verbally committed to Baylor.
“They offered me a scholarship before the scrimmage and as soon as I got home I talked to my parents and I committed,” Vaughns said. “It feels like home. I can see myself playing there and going to school there.”
While Vaughns will help the Bears at cornerback, Cannon is one of the biggest catches of Baylor’s 23-player 2014 recruiting class. The speedy four-star receiver is rated No. 5 nationally at his position and is the No. 53 overall recruit by Rivals.com.
The 5-10, 163-pound Cannon made 106 catches for 1,600 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior for Mount Pleasant last season after making 61 catches for 1,004 yards and 10 scores as a sophomore. Cannon has been timed at 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
With Texarkana Liberty-Eylau’s Davion Hall verbally committing in February, Baylor has lined up two of the top 2014 wide receiver prospects in the country. Cannon picked Baylor over Oklahoma, Florida, Texas Tech and Mississippi.
Vaughns is a three-star recruit who plays defensive back and receiver for Mesquite Poteet. Vaughns caught 31 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns as a junior last season.
“Baylor has five senior cornerbacks, so I hope I can play right away,” Vaughns said. “I have quickness, I’m a ballhawk and I can change directions, and I think that separates me as a defensive back.”
The addition of Vaughns gives Baylor another cornerback in the 2014 class after Allen’s Chad Adams switched his commitment from Baylor to Arizona State on Thursday.