Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Early Offer: Baylor's offense loaded
By Jeremy Crabtree
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: If you think Baylor’s offense is explosive now, just wait until the 2014 class makes it to campus; USC enters the mix for four-star QB Brad Kaaya; and a longtime Auburn linebacker commitment is going to take all five of his official visits.
More firepower on the way to Waco
On Monday’s Big 12 teleconference, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder joked that he hoped his Wildcats could keep Baylor from “scoring more than a hundred points” Saturday when the Bears travel to Manhattan. Baylor’s offense has been unstoppable this season, scoring at least 69 points in its first four games and lighting up Big 12 foe West Virginia for 73 points last weekend. Here’s the scary part -- Baylor has even more offensive weapons on the way. The 2014 recruiting class is highlighted by the nation’s No. 5 receiver K.D. Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant), and the Bears’ have four skill position players ranked as four stars heading to Waco. Along with Cannon, running back Terence Williams and Ishmael Zamora are explosive players who should fit the Baylor system quite well.
Kaaya’s recruiting getting more interesting
Last week it was UCLA. This week it was USC. Four-star quarterback Brad Kaaya (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade) was offered a scholarship Sunday by the Trojans, just days after the Bruins extended one. Kaaya is saying all of the things that Miami fans -- and coaches -- want to hear, including a tweet Sunday night to reinforce his commitment. But college coaches throughout the Pac-12 still believe the new offers are going to make it interesting. You also have to give Miami credit for doing all it can to keep Kaaya committed. The Canes recently extended an offer to Kaaya’s teammate, 2016 receiver Dymond Lee.
Auburn pledge looking to take trips
Tre' Williams, a longtime Auburn linebacker commitment from Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul’s, is reportedly going to take all five of his official visits. Williams, who ranks as the nation’s No. 78 player and No. 5 inside linebacker, said he will take official visits to USC, Miami, Florida, Ole Miss and Auburn. The four-star prospect said outside of Auburn that Florida and Ole Miss were the two schools that were recruiting him the hardest.