The Baylor Bears made another splash on the recruiting trail on Sunday, adding three-star wide receiver Caleb Douglas from Fort Bend (TX) Hightower High School.
The 6-foot-4, 187-pound wide receiver earned 10-5A-I first-team all-district selection as a junior in his first season playing the position. Prior to his time on the outside, he was a quarterback. Douglas picked the Bears over offers from Texas Tech, USC, Colorado, Virginia Tech, Utah and others.
And with his addition, the Bears are now ranked in the Top 15 in the country for 2022 recruiting classes, according to 247Sports’ rankings. Baylor has 16 commitments already for its next class, and is also ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 Conference, behind Oklahoma and Texas.
Dave Aranda has had a tough start to his Baylor career, dealing with a pandemic, no spring ball, cancelled games and just two wins in 2021. But we are starting to see the kind of damage Aranda can do on the recruiting trail with what has been a huge couple of weeks for the Bears.
While much of Baylor’s ranking is due to the fact that they have a large number of commits, if Aranda keeps this class in the Top 25, it will be a huge accomplishment, and one of the best Baylor recruiting classes ever put together.