Baylor Football Recruiting: Bears announce 2016 class


The Baylor Bears welcome a new crop of talented players to campus, announcing the 2016 Baylor football recruiting class on National Signing Day.

The evolution of the Big 12 and college football in the state of Texas continues as the Baylor Bears landed the top recruiting class in the conference in 2016 – the first time in school history. Ranked No. 14 in the nation by 247Sports as a result of seven four-star prospects, Baylor’s most recent crop of talent is arguably its best ever.

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Baylor head coach Art Briles has built the Bears into a perennial contender in the Big 12 on the strength of a high-octane offense, and with three highly touted offensive playmakers capable of making an early impact, the future is bright in Waco.

Devin Duvernay is the highest-rated player in the class, coming in ranked as the No. 4 wide receiver in the nation, the fourth ranked high school player from the state of Texas, and the No 36 overall player in the nation. He’ll join forces with fellow four-stars Tren’Davion Dickson and all-purpose back Kameron Martin as top 300 recruits.

The Baylor offense will also benefit from a strong group of offensive line recruits, headlined by four-star prospect Patrick Hudson – the No. 2 guard in the country and a top 50 recruit – as well as fellow four-star J.P. Urquidez and the nation’s top junior college guard prospect Brandon Autry, who is an early enrollee that will compete for early playing time during spring practice.

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Dickson, Autry, pro-style quarterback Zach Smith and JUCO defensive tackle Jeremy Faulk have all already enrolled while the other 17 members of the 2016 Baylor recruiting class will join them on campus this summer.

Complete 2016 Baylor Football Recruiting Class:

Note: All rankings mentioned come from 247Sports unless otherwise noted.