Nov 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears football helmet and logo on the field before the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Cowboys Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 52-45 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Football Recruiting: Bears Land Receiver KD Cannon

The Baylor Bears picked up their biggest commitment so far for the class of 2014 this weekend as four-star wide receiver KD Cannon chose the Bears over the Texas Longhorns, Florida Gators and Oklahoma Sooners.

Cannon visited the Bears this weekend on an unofficial visit and decided to pull the trigger and join their prolific offensive attack.

The Texas native is rated as the No. 4 overall wide receiver in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and comes in as the 39th best player in the nation.

Cannon does not have the prototypical size of a big-time receiver, standing at just 6-foot 162 pounds, but he has good speed with a 4.5 forty-yard dash and ball skills that make him a dangerous weapon in a spread offense such as Baylor’s. Cannon has the ability to make defenders miss after the catch with his quick and elusive footwork and agility.

The Bears now have the 16th overall class in the nation and second overall in the Big 12, according to 247Sports, with the addition of Cannon. He becomes commitment No. 23 overall for Baylor and the fourth four-star player to pledge to the Bears.

Cannon has been named to the Army All-American team for the 2014 class, and as a junior last season at Mount Pleasant High School he hauled in 106 catches for 1,600 yards and 26 touchdowns.

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