The Baylor Bears added a versatile tight end prospect in Humble (Texas) Kingwood Park's Jordan Feuerbacher on Saturday during an unofficial visit.
A consensus three-star prospect ranked among the top 20 tight ends nationally by 247Sports, Feuerbacher is a 6'5, 240-pounder who had seen his recruitment take off during the spring and held 11 offers before pledging to the Bears, including Illinois and Oregon State. His commitment comes after visiting Baylor in early April and picking up his offer two days later.
The state of Texas hasn't been producing many top-tier tight ends in recent classes and many are converted wide receivers who have to grow into the position in college. Not so for Feuerbacher, who is experienced as an in-line blocker, where he shows good hand placement, persistence, and strength. And though he is not a superlative athlete, he is above-average for the tight end position and should have an impact in the passing game in college.
As a result, the Kingwood Park product is perhaps the top dual-threat prospect in the state for the class.
The Bears haven't emphasized the position much in recent years, despite running an offense with good balance for a spread team, so Feuerbacher has a chance to provide an element that head coach Art Briles has been missing in recent years.
Feuerbacher is the sixth commit in the 2014 class for the Bears, a group that ranks third in the Big 12 at the moment in the 247Sports Composite rankings.