Baylor Football’s 2018 NSD Addition

Over the past two seasons, Baylor football head coach Matt Rhule has established a recruiting powerhouse in Waco. Despite finishing his first year with a 1-11 record, Rhule has brought in tremendous talent as recruits choose Baylor over some of the most successful schools in the nation. Whatever he and his staff are doing, they’re attracting powerful and athletic players who could possibly take Baylor back to the top of the Big 12 and the nation. While a majority of Baylor football’s commits signed LOIs in December, one exciting player in particular was a nice addition to the Bears’ National Signing Day.

Johncarlo Valentin is a monstrous OL from Philadelphia, Pa. As a JUCO transfer, Valentin will bring immediate impact to a Baylor OL that was mauled by injuries and lack of experience in the 2017 season. At 6’5 and 330 pounds, Valentin will be one of, if not, the biggest guy on the roster, which will be a great inclusion in the trenches. Although he has a good chunk of weight on him, Valentin is quick on his feet (similar style as my favorite former DT Andrew Billings) and knows how to target the defenders opposing him. Previously at ASA College in New York, Valentin played at Guard and had a three star ranking (which, of course, doesn’t matter in the long run). He previously held offers from Tennessee, Arkansas, Temple, Texas, Missouri, Marshall, New Mexico, and Kansas before committing to the Bears. Now let’s see what he can do!