March 31, 2009
Blue Chip Receiver gives Baylor Visit High Marks
Coach Art Briles and his staff brought in a highly touted receiver class in 2009, and are looking to build on that with strong group of pass catcher in 2010. One player that the Bears have targeted is Missouri City (Tx) Elkins wide receiver Jordan Jolly.
The 6-1, 168lb receiver currently holds offers from Houston and Baylor, and was in Waco on Saturday for the Bears' spring scrimmage.
"It was a pretty good experience," said Jolly. "I got to sit on the field while they were going through practice, and just get a feel for what it's like at their practices."
Jolly was accompanied on his trip to Baylor with his mom and dad, who left the scrimmage with a good impression of the program and the campus.
"My mom and dad went with me up to Waco," said Jolly. "My dad thought the facilities were really nice. The facilities were what he liked the most, because they were brand new and looked good."
Going into the trip Jolly didn't know much about the Baylor football team, but since being able to visit the campus and observe a practice, Baylor has moved up to the top of his list.
"They're even with Houston right now," said Jolly. "I give them eight stars out of ten."
Despite the abbreviated season due to Hurricane Ike, Jolly was still able to rack up nearly 700 yards and seven touchdowns, with a 19.5 yard per catch average. The Elkins playmaker was also one of the stars of the Army Underclassmen Combine in early January.
When it comes to academics, Jolly already has a major and future career in mind.
"I want to be a computer engineer, so that's the main thing I'm looking for in a school," said Jolly. "Football wise, I'm looking for a team with a spread offense because that's what I'm used to."
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