College Sports

February 5, 2014

Highly coveted receivers raise Baylor’s class

Seven members of the Bears’ 2014 class have enrolled early, including four junior college transfers.

Players signed: 23

Tarrant-area signees: 0

Offense: ESPN ranks Baylor’s class the 21st best in the nation, thanks in large part to four highly coveted receivers, including All-Americans KD Cannon and Davion Hall. Coach Art Briles called it the “No. 1 receiving class in America.” Four offensive players enrolled in January, including Hall and Ennis running back Terence Williams.

Defense: Briles expects three defensive transfers to make an impact in 2014. Linebacker Grant Campbell and defensive backs Tion Wright and Chris Sanders could challenge for starting roles after enrolling early. “We’re bringing those guys in to play” now, Briles said.

Immediate impact: Jarell Broxton, OL. The junior from Lackawanna College should figure in the Bears’ 2014 plans after enrolling early.

Player Pos. Ht./Wt. School
Blake Blackmar OL 6-5/325 Houston Clear Lake
Jourdan Blake DB 5-11/180 Princeton
Jarell Broxton OL 6-5/325 Gaithersburg (Md.) Lackawanna College
Grant Campbell LB 6-0/230 Bakersfield (Calif.) College
KD Cannon WR 5-11/160 Mount Pleasant
Jordan Feuerbacher TE 6-3/250 Kingwood Park
Davion Hall WR 6-2/190 Texarkana Liberty-Eylau
Jamie Jacobs DE 6-3/225 Waco Midway
Devonte Jones OL 6-2/305 Houston Bellaire
Xavier Jones DE 6-3/235 Magnolia West
Patrick Lawrence OL 6-5/275 Waxahachie
Ira Lewis DL 6-3/280 Houston Lamar
Blake Mahon TE 6-5/245 Coppell
Josh Malin DE 6-5/265 Cibolo Steele
Andrew Morris DT 6-1/290 Mesquite Horn
Josh Pelzel OL 6-6/335 Rockdale
Chris Platt WR 5-9/160 Willis
Chris Sanders DB 5-11/180 Eastern Arizona College
Verkedric Vaughns DB 5-9/170 Mesquite Poteet
Chance Waz DB 5-10/175 Pflugerville Hendrickson
Terence Williams RB 6-3/220 Ennis
Tion Wright CB 5-8/170 Amarillo Moorpark Coll.
Ishmael Zamora WR 6-4/195 Houston Elsik

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