Baylor Football: Bears steal 4-star WR from Longhorns

Baylor gets huge pledge from 4-star WR Zamora

5/22/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Art Briles has added yet another explosive talent to the receiver corps, this time being Texas 5A high hurdles champion Ishmael Zamora of Alief Elsik High School in Houston, Texas.Blog Photo - Baylor Football: Bears steal 4-star WR from Longhorns

Despite being offered by the Longhorns early Tuesday morning, Zamora felt as if he would be most comfortable in Waco. According to Wescott Eberts of SB Nation, he committed to Baylor later that night.

Zamora is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound prototypical outside receiver that will thrive in Briles' wide open spread system. He has great speed for his size (4.49 40-yard dash) and his length obviously gives him an advantage over his opponent.

Briles is starting to become known for his development of receivers, and Zamora looks to be next on his list. His highlight tape shows he's still a little raw with his route-running ability and he will need to add some weight, but both are very coachable. There's no doubt that he could become a legitimate deep threat at the next level.

In addition, Zamora is an effective run-blocker. His high school team is clearly a run-first team with various formations from under center. Also, his hurdling experience will help him in the long run and is a true testament to his pure athleticism and versatility as a runner.

Zamora is a four-star prospect (247Sports) and the No. 37 wideout for the class of 2014. He becomes Briles' ninth pledge here and joins fellow receiver Chris Platt. Baylor now ranks 17th nationally in the 247Sports Team Rankings.


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