hillmanGood things sometimes occur in pairs.  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.  Hours later, Stafford wide receiver Hezekiah Jones joined him.  Both commitments came after  unofficial visits to Waco.

“I’m definitely 100 percent Baylor,” Mond told Ben Baby of the San Antonio ExpressNews.  “I can also focus on football and connecting with teammates even more so we can do big things in the playoffs and during the season.”


Jones echoed similar sentiments to John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.

“I just feel like it’s a good fit for me and my family,” he told the Trib.  “I like the receivers at Baylor, the coaching staff, and the environment.”

Mond (6-3, 195 pounds) picked the Bears after weighing offers from TCU, Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.  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.  Mond also anchored the 1,600-meter relay team which reached the state track and field meet in May.

“He’s a very competitive young man,” Reagan head coach David Wetzel commented to the Express-News.   “He challenges himself.  He’s going to keep working to get better.”

247Sports ranks Mond as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 33 overall prospect in Texas.

Jones (6-2, 185 pounds) received 15 offers and selected Baylor over Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Florida, Michigan, and others.  In 2014, he snared 28 receptions for 551 yards and six touchdowns.  He paced Stafford to the Class 4A Division I area around where the Spartans lost to Jasper 21-7.

247Sports rates Jones as the country’s No. 13 wideout and the No. 12 best in the state.

Jones informed the Tribune-Herald he considers former Baylor and current Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams his favorite player.  If both Mond and Jones achieve their potential, the Bears might have another Robert Griffin III/Terrance Williams connection in their future.

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