- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
Baylor recently picked up its second commitment of the 2013 class, as defensive end K.J. Smith (Frisco, Texas/Centennial) gave his verbal pledge to the Bears.
Smith, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior, committed to the Bears days after attending the Baylor junior day the last week of January. He was recruited by linebackers coach Jim Gush and chose Baylor over an offer from TCU.
“When I met with the coaches, I liked how they talked about how the program was and how they worked,” Smith said. “The education is good. There are tutors to help you every day. I loved the facilities. The campus is nice, and the dorms are nice. It’s just a nice place.”
Smith, who also had interest from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Tulsa, finished the 2011 season with 84 tackles and 14 sacks. He is Centennial’s all-time career sack leader.
Smith hopes to do similar damage in a Baylor uniform in 2013.
“They [Baylor] are up and coming,” Smith said, “and I want to be a part of it.”
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