It’s no secret that this has not been the season that many Baylor fans envisioned. While the Bears continue to improve week over week, they are still without a win this season. Despite that though Matt Rhule and his staff are still recruiting well relative to the rest of the Big 12, although not quite to the level that they were under the previous regime. Even more encouraging for Baylor fans though is that Rhule is not taking any chances when comes to an often overlooked aspect of recruiting: special teams. Many coaches will take their chances with preferred walk-ons at specialist positions. Don’t count Rhule among those coaches. On Tuesday, Baylor received a commitment from one of the top punters in the country in Issac Power from Ponderosa High School in Parker, CO.
BREAKING: Baylor has landed a commitment from US Army All-American Punter Issac Power out of Colorado https://t.co/PeF7ZLBoJg
— SicEm365 (@SicEm365) October 11, 2017
— Issac Power (@IPower2018) October 8, 2017
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Power is the 19th commitment in Baylor’s 2018 class, and their first specialist. He is not only the first commitment from the state of Colorado, he is the only commitment not from the state of Texas. With reports coming out earlier in the week that, due to injuries, Baylor might be using a back up defensive tackle as their punter, it would seem that Power can’t get on campus soon enough for the Bears. He should be able to make a near immediate impact if for no other reason than to build some depth in the event of injury next year for the Bears.
Power had been recruited by in state schools Colorado and Colorado State, but Baylor was his first Division 1 offer, and he didn’t hesitate to jump on it. The Baylor coaches visited him during their week off, and extended the offer on October 8th. Two days later the commitment became official for Power.
Power is already committed to punt in the Army All-American Bowl in January, which highlights some of the top high school players across the country.