• TCU has landed a big 2016 commitment in Marble Falls (Texas) four-star quarterback Brennen Wooten. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete had offers including Boise State, Clemson, and Kentucky, but decided he wanted to join the Frogs' program, telling Horned Frog Blitz's Jeremy Clark that his relationship with the coaching staff was a driving factor in his commitment.
"I’ve built a strong relationship with Coach Patterson and Coach Cumbie. They were very excited and thought it was great news," he said.
#512 #DreamBigDreamBaylor— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) July 30, 2014
The commit? Cornerback Jameson Houston out of Austin (Texas) St. Michael's. Houston held a few offers including Kansas State, Purdue, Tulsa, and Idaho, but chose the Bears after enjoying an unofficial visit to campus.
"It's a small community, not a lot of people there. They have a good football team and good education and that all helped me choose to commit to Baylor," he said.
You can read his full thoughts on his commitment here.
• Austin (Texas) Lake Travis linebacker James Bailey had also been hearing from a few programs, with offers including Iowa State, Nevada, New Mexico, North Texas, and Texas State, but the 6-foot, 197-pound athlete ended his recruitment this week by committing to Fresno State.
Proud to finally commit and say that I am a Fresno State Bulldog!— James Bailey (@ltJimmyb11) July 28, 2014
Bailey had recently taken a few visits and while it seemed he may end up at Iowa State with teammate and Cyclone commit Dominic DeLira, it was the Bulldogs that won out.
“My goal is to play as a true freshman. If not, I’m okay with being a redshirt freshman. I want to be a leader there and impact the team and set goals, set the standards up high for the program and for my team there," Bailey told Bulldog Playbook's Josh Webb earlier this week.
For more, here's Webb's full commitment story.
It was a tough decision, but I'm proud to say I'm committing to playing football at the Naval Academy ???????? #NavyFootball— Brenndan Johnson (@BrenndanJohnson) July 30, 2014
In an interview with GoMids' Richard Stover, Johnson said he took his time with the process but ultimately realized that the Naval Academy was the right fit.
"It feels tremendous to be committed to Navy. "I've done a lot of research. I've talked a lot with Coach Yo as well as Nick Martinez, who is also from Waco. It's a good thing to know where you're going by your senior year to be able to put that extra focus on the season," he said.
Johnson recently transferred from Waco Reicher Catholic to Midway, where he will play in one of the state's best secondaries.