20 join Baylor football on early signing day

WACO, Texas The first ever early signing day was productive at Baylor as the Bears added 20 new football players to their program.

The biggest name on the list is quarterback Gerry Bohanon out of Arkansas. He headlines a group of 20 signees that Matt Rhule hopes can help the program rebound next season.

Rhule says six of those signees will be enrolling at Baylor for the spring semester and that will help them get used to what they need to be doing on the field and give them a head start in the classroom. Bohanon is one of those that will arrive this spring.

Matt Rhule also says he hopes to add one more signee Thursday and a three or four more in February.

Here's the list of players signed by Baylor today.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last
Gerry Bohanon QB 6-3 221 Earle, AR/Earle HS
Josh Fleeks WR 6-0 170 Dallas, TX/Cedar Hill HS
Connor Galvin OL 6-7 275 Katy, TX/Katy HS
Jackson Gleeson WR 6-1 175 Mansfield, TX/Mansfield HS
Ylijaah Hall OL 6-5 293 Bryan, TX/Bryan HS
Byron Hanspard, Jr. CB 6-0 180 DeSoto, TX/DeSoto HS
Christoph Henle TE 6-6 245 Arlington, TX/The Oakridge School
Jackson Kimble OL 6-5 270 Southlake, TX/Southlake Carroll HS
Josh Landry DE 6-3 255 Houston, TX/Lamar HS
Mark Milton CB 6-1 175 Houston, TX/Clear Brook HS
Christian Morgan S 6-1 195 Houston, TX/Porter HS
Casey Phillips OL 6-6 280 Franklin, TX/Franklin HS
Princeton Pines OL 6-5 340 Baton Rouge, LA/Tara HS
Issac Power P 6-2 180 Parker, CO/Ponderosa HS
Ben Sims TE 6-5 255 San Antonio, TX/Clark HS
Marje Smith DE 6-6 210 Marshall, TX/Marshall HS
Bralen Taylor ATH 6-7 225 Cuero, TX/Cuero HS
Tyquan Thornton WR 6-3 170 Miami, FL/Booker T. Washington HS
JT Woods S 6-3 182 San Antonio, TX/Steele HS