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Potential roles of Baylor's five new 2020 signees according to Aranda

February 6, 2020

After 12 prospects signed in December, five new Bears, all from outside the state of Texas, signed their Letters of Intent to play football at Baylor University beginning next season. Head coach Dave Aranda spent time with the media on Wednesday after finalizing several new additions to the 2020 class.


Mike Harris‍ | S | Alabama

“Mike Harris from Alabama, I remember Mike from back when I was at LSU. We had him at camp and were always impressed with his tape. Mike is going to have the ability to play nickel, safety, blitz, cover, and set edges. He is an explosive athlete and I’m so excited to see what we can do with Mike. He is from a great program there in Alabama, from a super family, we were able to visit with them and connect and excited what the future holds for Mike.”

Micah Mazzccua‍ | OL | Maryland

“Micah Mazzccua from St. Frances Academy, I have known about Micah for a while. I think when I first met Micah here, I was here for less than 24 hours and so I was very excited to build a connection with Micah and his ability to play offensive guard for us and fill those interior spots. He can pull, he can base, base block with the best of them, and finish people. He can jump set and cover people up.”

Chateau Reed‍ | S | Oklahoma

“Chateau Reed from Lawton, Oklahoma is such a raw and lanky athlete. A guy that has a lot of flexibility. We are looking at him at safety, he has played multiple positions. What a super family. We really enjoyed having his family down this past weekend, and I think his best playing days are surely ahead of him. I’m looking forward to utilizing him in the center field, as well as the deep half. I think there is a lot of potential for him to make plays in those spots.”

Blake Shapen‍ | QB | Louisiana

“Blake Shapen. Right away in sitting down with our staff and reviewing our quarterback prospects and recognizing that we need to bring in a quarterback in this class, we identified Blake right away and was able to see just the intangibles such as toughness, smart, dependable, instinctive, able to create. He is also a shortstop and when he plays short stop while he is playing quarterback I think is when he really jumps off the screen. So, we are able to say, ‘that’s our guy,’ and it was a full effort to get him. Coach Fedora was fired up to be a part of that and I know that Shawn [Bell] was a big part of that as well. I’m very happy to connect with Blake and his family and go back to Louisiana and be able to pull him. I thought there was great competition there at the end.”

Alfahiym Walcott‍ | DB | North Carolina

“Alfahiym Walcott. Al was here with his family. Al is coming to us from Butler Community College. His length, his size and speed ratio, his play-making ability. He can play corner; he can play safety. There are times that he could be down in the box and be back in the half at the middle of the field. His flexibility, again, allows for us to have a great tool in terms of attacking with our back end. So very excited to have Al and what he brings.”

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