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Justin Northwest receiver joins Lake Ridge, Carroll standouts in Baylor recruit haul

Justin Northwest wide receiver Gavin Holmes became the sixth commitment the Baylor Bears received Sunday after a big on-campus recruiting weekend that was reported by the Waco Tribune-Herald and other media outlets.

Holmes announced his commitment via Twitter at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mansfield Lake Ridge linebacker Bryson Jackson and Southlake Carroll offensive lineman Henry Klinge also committed to the Bears.

Jackson (6-3, 204) flipped his commitment from Minnesota to Baylor. Rivals has him as a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Klinge is listed as a three-star prospect who also has offers from Houston and Virginia.

“Coach [Matt] Rhule is a very genuine guy and very wise, and he’s a guy I can see myself playing for,” Klinge told the Tribune-Herald.

Also added from Texas was Allen defensive end Cole Maxwell.

The other pledges were from Pennsville (N.J.) defensive end Rob Saulin and Alpine (Ala.) Winterboro defensive tackle Khalil Keith (6-5, 280).

National Signing Day is Feb. 1, the first day commitments can be made binding.

According to an earlier report by 247Sports, Holmes was deciding among Baylor, Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA and Utah.

Holmes tweeted earlier Sunday, “Change of Plans, I know where i’m going. Tune in tonight @ 6 p.m.”

Of Baylor’s 20 commitments, 19 have come since the Bears beat Boise State in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 27, the Tribune-Herald reported.

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