Baylor Football Nabs 24 Athletes on Early Signing Day

Baylor nabs 24 athletes
Photo credit: Stephen Lew – USA TODAY Sports

Last week Wednesday was like an early Christmas for those of us who love college football! The Early Signing Day period takes place every winter as high school senior football players can sign and submit their National Letter of Intent to their chosen college and become bound and official future athletes. Every year I write a post about the athletes Baylor signed on Early Signing Day (this is last year’s post) because I’m sure everyone here is just as excited about the future of Baylor Football as I am! Head coach Dave Aranda collected a nationally ranked No. 26 recruiting class last season in his second year at the helm and this year as a junior coach and despite a season full of struggles, he brought in a 27th-ranked 2023 group (according to Rivals) of elite new and transfer football players guaranteed to make their mark as they grow up on the team. The Bears’ 24 athletes may be new to Waco in the Fall, but they’re definitely experienced in the realm of football. Because Baylor is losing such crucial and phenomenal playmakers to graduation, these incoming 24 athletes are essential to the Bears’ future success!

  • Campbell Barrington, OL — Spokane, WA — University HS/BYU
  • Clark Barrington, OL — Spokane, WA — University HS/BYU
  • Brendan Bett, DL — Killeen, TX — C.E. Ellison HS
  • Jerrell Boykins Jr., DL — Gonzales, LA — East Ascension HS/Louisiana Tech/Hutchinson CC
  • DJ Coleman, S — Mesquite, TX — Horn HS
  • Micah Gifford, WR — Pflugerville, TX — Weiss HS
  • Ketron Jackson Jr., WR — Royse City, TX — Royse City HS/Arkansas
  • Caden Jenkins, CB — Lewisville, TX — Lewisville HS
  • Dike “D.K.” Kalu, DL — Missouri City, TX — Ridge Point HS
  • Matthew Klopfenstein, TE — Scottsdale, AZ — Horizon HS
  • Dawson Pendergrass, RB — Alba, TX — Mineola HS
  • Hawkins Polley, TE — Houston, TX — Stratford HS
  • Dominic Richardson, RB — Oklahoma City, OK — Bishop McGuinness HS
  • Isaiah Robinson, OL — Arlington, TX — Lamar HS
  • Trent Thomas, DL — Missouri City, TX — Thurgood Marshall HS
  • Sean Thompkins, OL — Covington, GA — Newton HS
  • LeVar Thornton Jr., CB — Fort Worth, TX — Timber Creek HS
  • Wes Tucker, OL — Argyle, TX — Argyle HS
  • Bryson Washington, RB — Franklin, TX — Franklin HS
  • Palmer Williams, P/K — Advance, NC — Davie HS
  • Carl Williams IV, CB — Baton Rouge, LA — Southern Lab HS
  • Trey Wilson, DL — Garland, TX — Lakeview Centennial HS
  • Tay’Shawn Wilson, CB — Cypress, TX — Mayde Creek HS
  • Jaren Woods, DL — La Grange, TX — La Grange HS