Baylor Recruiting: 2014 Breakdown

A closer look at the Baylor Bear's 2014 recruiting efforts. In this feature National Analyst Greg Powers breaks down the class's 'Big Get', 'Big Miss', 'Can't Miss', 'Sleepers' and the highly rated recruit that is 'Still Out There'...

Big Get
Davion Hall, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete from Texarkana (Texas) Liberty-Eylau is a five-star that the top-tier national level programs have also coveted. He made an early commitment to Baylor and has stuck by it, despite taking some visits to other programs unofficially. He could play on either side of the ball in college at wide receiver or safety.

Big Miss
It is easy to envision what a terror four-star quarterback Brandon Harris could have been in the Baylor offense, but since John Bonney, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back from Houston (Texas) Lamar did indeed stay in-state it was an even bigger miss. Some suspected the talented defender may slide out of stats and play on the West Coast, but eventually he selected the Texas Longhorns over the Bears.

Blackmar is a massive interior OL...
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Can't Miss
Kd Cannon, a 6-foot-0, 170-pound wide receiver from Mount Pleasant (Texas) High catches well enough and runs such good routes it is hard to not envision him making a very big impact in college. He gets open and also has that big play capability. Like Hall, Cannon will also be a Baylor commit representing the program in the Army Bowl.

Sleeper - Offense
You always need big players up front, figuratively and literally speaking and Blake Blackmar, a 6-foot-5, 315-pounder from Clear Lake (Texas) High is just that. He is a road grader up front. While he could use some improvement with his lateral quickness he is talented enough to stand up to quickest inside players. He is also a physical force, displaying freakish strength. Can play center and has played tackle in high school, so his versatility to figure in the mix at multiple positions is also a bonus.

Sleeper - Defense
Greg Roberts, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound defensive end from Nacogdoches (Texas) High is just the type of player a defense needs to put pressure on the opposing teams quarterback. Long, lean and rangy he has speed off of the edge to get in the backfield in the blink of an eye. He will need some development off of the field to add the strength to take on college offensive tackles, but if things go right he could be an important defensive component.

Still Out There
There is a big battle brewing for the signature of Longview (Texas) defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson. The four-star recently announced a final top three of Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech. He has visited all three programs. He may be the biggest recruit still on the board for all three of his final schools. At 6-foot-1, 300 pounds, he could be a key cog on the interior of a defensive front. Recommended Stories

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