Class of 2017 tight end Kedrick James, out of La Vega High School in Waco, Texas, has committed to Baylor. Annabel Stephan of Scout.com’s Bears Illustrated reported James’ decision.
A 6-foot-5, 245 pound prospect, James had also received offers from Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas and Michigan, among others. Bears head football coach Art Briles also posted something about James’ commitment on Twitter.
James is listed as the No. 3 tight end in his class by 247 Sports and is now part of a 2017 recruiting class that includes four-star receiver Jhamon Ausbon and three-star safety Donovan Stiner. He won’t graduate from high school for another two years, but the fact that he is being so heavily recruited at such a young age is a testament to his talent. On top of that, he appears ready to do work in the classroom as well as on the field.
“I want my degree, first and foremost,” he said. “That way if I don’t make it to the next level playing pro, I have something to fall back on.”
In the spread offense of Coach Briles, however, James will surely have every chance to succeed and impress NFL scouts.
Baylor opens the 2015 season on the road against the AAC’s Southern Methodist Mustangs on September 4.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to 247 Sports