The Baylor Bears have been bringing in some nice talent ever since Robert Griffin III raised that Heisman trophy, but it still does not give them an excuse to keep missing out on prospects from their own state. If they want to succeed in a tough conference like the Big 12, then they need to be able to land some of the best players in Texas.
Ronald Jones II out of McKinney North High School (McKinney, Texas) would definitely fit the bill for them, because he is one of the top athletes in the entire 2015 college football recruiting class. The 6-foot, 185-pound running back was initially hot on the Bears’ radar, but as of late the Alabama Crimson Tide have come on pretty strong.
That is the way you win multiple national championships in a row. You consistently steal elite talent from states that are not even your own.
Jones is one of the most elusive runners in his class, and my jaw dropped when I saw some of his film. He should grab quite a lot of national headlines next season after running for 2,406 yards and 29 touchdowns during his junior year.
He also has offers from Texas A&M and Florida; in short, this young man is going to have plenty of options about where he wants to play his college ball. His work ethic in high school has been impressive so far, and it was reported that he put on over 20 pounds of muscle before his junior year. I can’t wait to see what weight he checks in at to start this season, because something tells me that he could end up going into beast mode.
It would only be fitting if one day he became a Bear.