For the first time since February, Matt Rhule’s 2019 class has added another piece.
On Tuesday morning, Humble (Texas) Atascocita outside linebacker Tyrone Brown brought his recruitment to a close, announcing his commitment to Baylor over Texas A&M, Houston and Louisiana-Monroe.
“After many talks with my family and close friends, I would like to announce that I am committed to Baylor University,” Brown said in his announcement.
A former standout for Beaumont (Texas) Central, Brown totaled 72 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception as a junior, per 247Sports.
For Rhule and the Bears, landing Brown serves as a significant recruiting win. Baylor hosted Brown for an unofficial visit on April 7, but just four days later, Texas A&M jumped into the mix with an offer, which led to a trio of Crystal Ball picks in favor of the Aggies. Brown then toured Texas A&M over the weekend for the Aggies spring game. So although his pledge comes as a bit of a surprise for the Bears, it’s a welcomed one for a recruiting class in need of momentum.
In committing to Baylor, Brown becomes Rhule’s fourth pledge this cycle and the first since 3-star Mississippi safety Hakeem Vance sided with the Bears in early February. Brown’s pledge now gives Baylor the No. 36-ranked recruiting class in the country and the No. 6 haul in the Big 12, per the 247Sports composite rankings.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect is ranked as the nation’s No. 676 player, the No. 50 outside linebacker and the No. 79 prospect in Texas.
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