Recruiting Spotlight: Wide Receivers

Baylor senior Jalen Hurd will leave a void in the Bears receiving corps that a talented group of newcomers have a chance to fill in 2019.Lauryn Amy photo

Adrienne Kruse

Baylor currently has verbal commitments from three wide receivers for the 2019 season.

Brandon White, from Amarillo Tascosa, verbally committed to Baylor in June. A three-star prospect according to 247Sports, White is 6-0, 180, and consistently ran a 4.34 the 40 at A&M Commerce’s Mega Camp. He is unranked nationally at in his position, but he has a 5.5 rating from Rivals. White had six other offers, including offers from Tulsa and Texas Tech, before committing to Baylor.

Jaylen Ellis is a senior from Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. He is 6-0, 186, and has received offers from over 20 schools including Texas, TCU, Iowa State and Tulsa. He was predicted to commit to the Longhorns before choosing Baylor in June 2017. He has 13 TDs for 893 total receiving yards according to CBS Max Preps. He is ranked 46th at his position nationally and 50th overall in Texas.

Yusuf Terry is the 14th-ranked wide receiver in Pennsylvania and the third wide receiver to commit to Baylor. The Philadelphia-native is 6-3, 170 and verbally committed in August. He has a three-star rating from Rivals and is ranked 88th nationally in his position.

Senior Jalen Hurd leads Baylor in receiving this season and fellow WR Denzel Mims, a junior, may be a prospect for the 2019 NFL draft, which would leave big holes to fill for either the current underclassmen or newcomers. Mims posted his first 1,000 yard season in 2017 and has built a natural chemistry with sophomore quarterback Charlie Brewer. He’s currently 13th in the Big 12 conference in receiving yards per game. Mims was named in Athlon’s Top 25 Big 12 2019 NFL Prospects, but his up-and-down season could lead him to return for his senior campaign.