Saturday, February 2, 2013
'Conductor' is Baylor's 1st 2014 commit
By Damon Sayles
Baylor’s first commitments of the 2014 recruiting class are in, and the first commitment has earned a new name around Waco, Texas.
Running back Terence Williams (Ennis, Texas/Ennis) is No. 1 for Baylor’s 2014 class. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound running back committed to Baylor during Saturday’s junior day and, with being the first commitment of the class, earned a nickname from the Baylor coaching staff.
“They call me ‘The Conductor,’ ” Williams said. “I’m starting it off. They’re real confident in me. That made me feel comfortable.”
Recruited by running backs coach Jeff Lebby, Williams chose Baylor over looks from Washington State, Missouri, Arkansas, Houston and other programs. Baylor was his first offer, and he said the junior-day experience made it easy for him to make a decision after picking up the offer.
“After we watched the film and learned the offensive system, I loved it,” Williams said. “I knew I just wanted to be a part of it.”
Williams had a productive junior season for Ennis. He rushed for 1,368 yards and 15 touchdowns and averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Williams also caught 12 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns.
“The Conductor” now will focus on building the 2014 class, along with ESPN Watch List wide receiver Davion Hall (Texarkana, Texas/Liberty-Eylau), who also committed during Baylor’s junior day. Williams said he hopes to bring a new level of excitement to a Baylor program that has seen a lot of positives in recent years.
“I’m just going to get out there and do the best I can do,” Williams said. “I fight hard, and I don’t give up. I’m going to put on a show for everybody.”