Baylor received a verbal commitment from Austin Westlake small forward Matthew Mayer on Tuesday night.

Mayer is a 6-7, 200-pound top 100 national recruit in the 2018 class by Rivals.com. The four-star recruit is considered one of the premier players in Texas.

His mother, Ellen Mayer, said he has developed a strong relationship with Baylor coach Scott Drew and assistant Jerome Tang.

“Coach Drew and Coach Tang have been recruiting him really well and hard since his sophomore year,” said Ellen Mayer. “He really likes them and loves the players he’s met at Baylor. He loves the school and the Christian atmosphere.”

The versatile forward has started for Westlake since his freshman year, and has gained a reputation for his shooting and passing skills.

Mayer has been widely recruited by schools across the country, including Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas State and Boise State.

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