The firing of Art Briles at Baylor has sent shockwaves through college football.
How recruits will ultimately react — and whether they stick with the school — amid the fallout of news surrounding the coaching staff circumventing investigations and even antagonizing women accusing Baylor players of sexual assault remains to be seen.
Auburn is heavily recruiting one Baylor commitment and he’s also the top recruit on the Tigers’ board: dual-threat quarterback Kellen Mond.
Mond is committed to Baylor but is also considering Ohio State and Auburn. Mond and his father received dozens of messages from schools looking to see if Mond might rescind his commitment to the Bears. Mond expects to make a decision on his future next week.
“I’m not sure how it will affect my recruitment but I definitely committed there because of Art Briles,” Mond said in a message to SEC Country. “So, won’t know or do anything until I talk to my parents more in depth about the situation.”
The four-star prospect is considered the nation’s No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the country, according to 247Sports. He threw for 1,991 yards and 26 touchdowns with four interceptions, and rushed for 898 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior at San Antonio (Texas) Reagan High as a junior. He has since transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.