Baylor Recruiting: Four-star WR Hezekiah Jones commits to Bears


Hezekiah Jones committed to Baylor on Tuesday evening shortly after four-star quarterback Kellen Mond pledged to the Bears.

Baylor’s tremendous day on the recruiting trail continued as 2017 four-star wide receiver Hezekiah Jones (Stafford, TX. Stafford) committed to the program Wednesday. He made a simple but effective announcement via Twitter.

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Jones is rated the No. 90 player in his class, the No. 13 receiver and the No. 12 player in the state of Texas. He was recruited by Kendal Briles who doubles as the program’s recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach.

Accumulating 15 offers in total, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech all extended offers from within the Big 12.  However in the end, Jones decided that the Bears were the best fit.

This marks the second commitment of the day in the 2017 recruiting class for Baylor as four-star quarterback Kellen Mond committed in the moments before Jones made his commitment public. Currently, the Bears ’17 class ranks No. 7 in the nation and No. 2 in the Big 12.

After watching Jones’ film, one thing that stuck out to me was his running ability. One of his highlight tapes showed him returning kicks, and his agility was certainly on display. He showed tremendous awareness to make a small move here or there to evade a would-be tackler and later gain as many extra yards as possible.

At the receiver position, he did a nice job of creating separation from his defender. This was aided by his work at the line of scrimmage where he was able to beat his defender off the line and still maintain room between himself and the defender even after the latter gained closing speed. He looked at times like a man among boys on the field, with a type of agility and aggressiveness that will suit him well at the collegiate level

The combination of Jones and Mond will certainly be exciting to watch come 2017. With two big commitments already in the class, the Bears are in very good shape.

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