Good things sometimes occur in pairs.Â Â Baylor nabbed its first two commitments for 2017 with a star studded quarterback/receiver combo.
San Antonio Reagan junior quarterback Kellen Mond first pledged his services.Â Â Hours later,Â StaffordÂ wide receiver Hezekiah Jones joined him.Â Â Both commitments came afterÂ Â unofficial visits toÂ Waco.
â€œIâ€™m definitely 100 percent Baylor,â€ Mond told Ben Baby of theÂ San AntonioÂ Express–News.Â Â â€œI can also focus on football and connecting with teammates even more so we can do big things in the playoffs and during the season.â€
Jones echoed similar sentiments to John Werner of theÂ Waco Tribune-Herald.
â€œI just feel like itâ€™s a good fit for me and my family,â€ he told theÂ Trib.Â Â â€œI like the receivers at Baylor, the coaching staff, and the environment.â€
Mond (6-3, 195 pounds) picked the Bears after weighing offers from TCU,Â ArizonaÂ State,Â Auburn,Â Clemson,Â TexasÂ A&M, and Texas Tech.Â Â He started 12 games for the Rattlers last season and led his team to the Class 6A Division I regional finals where Reagan fell 50-19 to Converse Judson.Â Â Mond also anchored the 1,600-meter relay team which reached the state track and field meet in May.
â€œHeâ€™s a very competitive young man,â€ Reagan head coach David Wetzel commented to theÂ Express-News.Â Â Â â€œHe challenges himself.Â Â Heâ€™s going to keep working to get better.â€
247Sports ranks Mond as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 33 overall prospect inÂ Texas.
Jones (6-2, 185 pounds) received 15 offers and selected Baylor over Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Florida, Michigan, and others.Â Â In 2014, he snared 28 receptions for 551 yards and six touchdowns.Â Â He pacedÂ StaffordÂ to the Class 4A Division I area around where the Spartans lost to Jasper 21-7.
247Sports rates Jones as the countryâ€™s No. 13 wideout and the No. 12 best in the state.
Jones informed theÂ Tribune-HeraldÂ he considers former Baylor and current Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams his favorite player.Â Â If both Mond and Jones achieve their potential, the Bears might have another Robert Griffin III/Terrance Williams connection in their future.