When a team like Baylor has 24 commitments, the 2008 class holds an all knew importance. After Sept. 1 came and went an offer went out to a top junior and he didn't take long to make a decision for the Bears.
Baylor received their first commitment for the 2008 class from Beaumont (Texas) Westbrook cornerback Mike Williams. Most people in Waco should be familiar with the Westbrook program since the Bears have received two commitments in the 2007 class from that program.
Williams said that had a lot to do with the decision he made late Tuesday night.
"Yep, I did it, I committed to Baylor," Williams said. "It's just that I've been there, and to some other schools to compare, and it was everything about it. I've met the coaching staff, seen how they coach in games, and I liked it.
"Plus, two of my teammates (Jacody Coleman and Billy Chavis) are committed there, and they had a lot to do with it."
Williams says that neither Coleman or Chavis had to persuade him. It was more about the comfort of having familiar faces when he enters in as a freshman.
"We want to make Baylor a winning school and now we can do that together," Williams said. "I wanted to go there, so they didn't persuade me or anything. When I visited there and was around it, it was just the right place."
Being so early in the process, many believed that even if Williams did commit, he'd look at other offers. Apparently, the 6-foot, 170-pounder isn't going to do that after all.
"Nope, this is it for me," he said. "I'm a solid commitment to Baylor. I'm all done."