CYPRESS, Texas - Judging by the way things went for Baylor safety commit Kristophar Rhymes this past Saturday, you wouldn't have known he was coming off a knee injury from last season.
The 6-foot, 207-pounder has been bouncing back from a torn ACL this last year and said before this past Saturday's Greater Houston Coaches Association Texas Football Combine that his spring had been going well. It showed this past weekend.
"I did pretty well," Rhymes said. "I had a 4.53 (second 40-yard dash) and I benched 185 pounds 19 times. Then I also had a vertical of 35.4. It was an alright day.
"I feel great now. I came out here and did what I had to do. It felt wonderful."
Rhymes says that since making his commitment, things have slowed down on the recruiting front.
"It's been pretty quiet," Rhymes said. "Some schools have mentioned to my coach or me that they liked me, but there haven't been any new offers or anything like that."
There are several factors in Rhymes' decision to commit to Baylor, but he mentioned that with the Bears being the first offer, it certainly showed that they were serious about his ability.
"Even when I was hurt, they came to see me and they said they were really interested," Rhymes said. "They've always shown me love. They were even looking at me when I was at (Houston) Lamar. When I went up there for a visit, it was just a great, family atmosphere. I just loved it.
"After all of that, I just decided to go ahead and make my commitment early."
Though Rhymes says he's not shutting the door completely on all other schools, he mentioned that his commitment is strong for Baylor.
"I'm solid right now," he said. "I still look around a little bit, but I'm solid with my decision for Baylor."