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Baylor's 11th commit a hybrid DE/OLB

When James Jacobs III (Waco, Texas/Midway) picked up a Baylor offer three months ago, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Playing for a Big 12 school was something of a dream, and being a local kid, it would work well with family and home games.

On Friday, Jacobs made that dream a reality, verbally committing to the Bears and becoming the program’s 11th overall commitment. A 6-foot-4, 215-pound hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker, Jacobs chose Baylor over offers from SMU, Houston and Oregon State.