Baylor Football Snags 18 Athletes on Early Signing Day

Baylor football on early signing day
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Today is like an early Christmas for those of us who love college football! The 2021 signing class is important because it’s the inaugural one of Head Coach Dave Aranda’s tenure at Baylor, so he has his first chance to pick up the guys he actually wants playing on his future teams. Despite this year’s recruiting being unlike any others (no campus tours or home visits), it seems like the Bears picked up every athlete they planned on getting including an unexpected transfer from the Ivy League (I guess if you want to refer to Dartmouth as an Ivy…). Depth is needed at every position for Baylor as the team is losing starters on both sides of the ball, so the early signing class is balanced fairly well. The class so far (the team can add more athletes on National Signing Day in February) is ranked 41st in the nation and 5th in the Big 12. Here’s the players Baylor signed today on early signing day (these are the ones who signed in 2019 as I can’t find my 2020 list!):

  • Monaray Baldwin, WR — Killeen, TX — Shoemaker HS
  • Elijah Bean, WR — Humble, TX — Summer Creek HS
  • Cameron Bonner, WR — Houston, TX — St. Thomas HS
  • Tyrone Brown, LB — Orange, TX — West Orange Stark HS
  • Cisco Caston, DB — Weatherford, TX — Weatherford HS
  • Dakote Doyle-Robinson, DL — St. Louis, MO — DeSmet Jesuit HS
  • Kyron Drones, QB — Pearland, TX — Shadow Creek HS
  • Javon Gipson, WR — Richmond, TX — George Ranch HS
  • Connor Heffernan, OL — Georgetown, TX — Georgetown HS
  • Jordan Jenkins, RB — Lindale, TX — Lindale HS
  • Cooper Lanz, DL — Denton, TX — Guyer HS
  • Devin Lemear, DB — Manor, TX — Manor HS
  • Ryan Lengyel, OL — Dallas, TX — Jesuit HS
  • Jackie Marshall, LB/DE — Reserve, LA — East St. John HS
  • Romario Noel, DB — Cypress, TX — Cypress Ranch HS
  • Tate Williams, OL — Wall, TX — Wall HS
  • Tevin Williams, CB — Stillwater, OK — Stillwater HS
  • Transfer: Drew Estrada, WR from Dartmouth College