July 18, 2010

Baylor Hauls in Two Saturday Commitments

Over the last three years, Baylor has built a momentum within their program the likes of which has not been seen since the inception of the Rivals network nine years ago.

With the arrival of Art Briles came a resume and record of success unmatched by the two previous Baylor regimes combined, and as a result, momentum built not only in the minds of those involved with the program, but with potential recruits, as well.

In what has turned out to be the foundation of Baylor's young offense, Art Briles brought in six current starters in his first class, including 2008 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Robert Griffin and Freshman All-American and established offensive centerpiece, Kendall Wright, as well as half of their 2010 front four.

In the class of 2009, by virtue of the Matthew Effect, the Baylor staff continued to build by bringing in a class - considered then the best in Baylor's recent history - that hauled in seven additional starters, and then again in a class of 2010 that included the 5th overall defensive back class in the nation and an overall ranking that topped even that of its immediate predecessor.

Riding into the season last year, the stage had been set, the expectations placed. Expectations, as it were, that would soon falter as all of Bears Nation collectively gasped in the midst of a 68-13 week three victory.

On that day, the player that has become the symbol for Baylor's hopeful rise back to prominence, Robert Griffin, fatefully ended his sea...

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