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Baylor Signing Class Includes Top Receiving Group

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Bryce Petty will return in 2014 with a new talented group of WRs (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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WACO (AP) – Big 12 champion Baylor’s 2014 signing class was in place for so long that the Bears didn’t even host campus visits on the final weekend of recruiting.

Coach Art Briles added 23 players Wednesday, including seven who are already taking classes in Waco. Briles says the group mostly committed last summer after the 2012 season and a Holiday Bowl victory, and that their decisions were reinforced by the Bears’ first Big 12 title in the fall.

The class is headlined by four receivers, all from Texas _ KD Cannon from Mount Pleasant, Davion Hall from Texarkana, Chris Platt from Willis and Ishmael Zamora from Houston.

Briles says if anybody claims to have a better receiver class in America, then “somebody’s speaking with fork and tongue, because there’s not.”

Baylor 2014 Signing Class:

Blake Blackmar, ol, 6-5, 325, Clear Lake HS, Houston

Jourdan Blake, db, 5-11, 180, Princeton (Texas) HS

Jarell Broxton, ol, 6-5, 325, Lackawanna College (Pa.)

Grant Campbell, lb, 6-0, 230, Bakersfield College (Calif.)

KD Cannon, wr, 5-11, 160, Mount Pleasant (Texas) HS

Jordan Feuerbacher, te, 6-3, 250, Kingwood Park HS, Humble, Texas

Davion Hall, wr, 6-2, 190, Liberty-Eylau HS, Texarkana, Texas

Jamie Jacobs, de, 6-3, 225, Midway HS, Waco, Texas

Devonte Jones, ol, 6-2, 305, Bellaire HS, Houston

Xavier Jones, de, 6-3, 235, West HS, Magnolia, Texas

Patrick Lawrence, ol, 6-5, 275, Waxahachie (Texas) HS

Ira Lewis, dl, 6-3, 280, Lamar HS, Houston

Blake Mahon, te, 6-5, 245, Coppell (Texas) HS

Josh Malin, de, 6-5, 265, Steele HS, Cibolo, Texas

Andrew Morris, dt, 6-1, 290, Horn HS, Mesquite, Texas

Josh Pelzel, ol, 6-6, 335, Rockdale (Texas) HS

Chris Platt, wr, 5-9, 160, Willis (Texas) HS

Chris Sanders, db, 5-11, 180, Eastern Arizona College

Verkedric Vaughns, db, 5-9, 170, Poteet HS, Mesquite, Texas

Chance Waz, db, 5-10, 175, Hendrickson HS, Pflugerville, Texas

Terence Williams, rb, 6-3, 220, Ennis (Texas) HS

Tion Wright, cb, 5-8, 170, Moorpark College (Calif.)

Ishmael Zamora, wr, 6-4, 195, Alief Elsik HS, Houston

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