Damon Sayles
Feature Columnist
Damon Sayles joins SicEm365 after serving as a national recruiting analyst at Bleacher Report. He also has spent three years covering Big 12 recruiting for ESPN. Damon has covered sports on all levels but has a genuine passion for football and basketball. A native Texan, Sayles owns a bachelor's degree from Texas State University and a master's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Father, leader, conqueror: Brian Nance shows no quit
Many in Brian Nance's shoes would have taken a different path by now. He's someone who hasn't let academic suspension or fatherhood get in the way of what he wants. Saturday marks the return of the senior defensive end -- and he returns with a testimony.
Column: Defensive playmakers can round out solid 2018 class
Baylor has been all about the #BFast hashtag with its 2018 class -- and the program has one of the fastest classes nationally. Now it's time to #BDefensive. Playmakers in the front seven will strengthen the class.
6PB: Marje' Smith ready to show his worth at defensive end
4 mo ago by Damon Sayles
Marshall High School's Marje' Smith is 6-foot-6 and 206 pounds. He's not a receiver. He's not a tight end. He's a defensive end -- and he's ready to show world he can get the job done as a rush end for Baylor.
Baylor the 1st Power 5 offer for 2019 CB Tre'Shon Devones
Baylor may have found a true diamond in the rough in Duncanville High School 2019 cornerback Tre'Shon Devones. The Bears are the only Power 5 school to offer -- and his play has shown he's legit.
Column: Games can be won -- if the defensive playbook is mastered
Baylor's high-octane offense put itself in a position to outscore opponents in past seasons. Look for the Bears to rely more on its defense in 2017. Around the locker room, Phil Snow's playbook is a talking point.
'6 Pack of Bear': Taylor Young silenced critics, became a leader
There was a time when Taylor Young heard he was too small, too short or simply not good enough to be a Power 5 linebacker. Consider it daily motivation for one of the leaders on Baylor's defense.
Can Baylor add to its 2018 class by flipping committed athletes?
After a big Tuesday, Baylor now has 18 pledges in its 2018 class. With commitment spots becoming more scarce, can the Bears force a change of heart on an athlete committed elsewhere? Here are six to watch.
Column: It's the waiting game after a great Saturday
A big weekend highlighted by the last summer unofficial visit before the NCAA dead period has come and gone. What's next? Don't be surprised if there's good news involving Baylor recruiting in the near future.
'6 Pack of Bear': With Blake Blackmar, every word is gold (and green)
There's something about everything Blake Blackmar says. Part of that is because he's more of an action-first individual. He chatted with SicEm365 and showed that when he does speak, his words hold weight.
Former Ole Miss pledge discusses new Baylor offer
Houston 2019 cornerback Bobby Wolfe committed to Ole Miss in May, but with recent news about the program, he is now an uncommitted target once again. What's his interest in Baylor after a late-night offer?
'6 Pack of Bear': Plenty on the plate for DE K.J. Smith
K.J. Smith's football resume is loaded with accolades, and a good 2017 season could result in him owning Baylor's all-time career sacks record. But what else motivates the fifth-year senior and defensive leader?
Column: Rhule winning already with transparency, sincerity
Matt Rhule has yet to coach a game for Baylor, but the new head coach pocketed win after win Tuesday during Big 12 Media Days. In a time where negativity haunts Baylor, Rhule served as a silver lining.
Future bright for Baylor 2019 offer Kyron White
He had 119 tackles and three interceptions as a sophomore. He's working with one of the most respected trainers in Texas. He has a Baylor offer. Things are going in the right direction for 2019 safety Kyron White.
'6 Pack of Bear': TE Bralen Taylor is more determined, more focused
The summer transformation of Baylor tight end commit Bralen Taylor is more than physical. After committing on June 4, Taylor has used the summer to not only get bigger but also mature as a young man.
Vernon Jackson talks August 26 decision day
Boling, Texas, star Vernon Jackson has chosen Aug. 26 to make his verbal commitment public. He has a top eight, and Baylor is one of the schools that could land an athlete who can play several spots on the field.
'6 Pack of Bear': There's no stopping OL Jackson Kimble
Whether it's on the football field or in a restaurant -- in front of a 72-ounce steak -- Jackson Kimble wants to show he's limitless. The Southlake Carroll standout -- and Baylor's first 2018 pledge -- chats here.
Does it all start for Tre Coburn?
5 mo ago by Damon Sayles
Stud DT Calvin Avery trimming his list?
After posting his top 12 on social media in May, 2018 defensive tackle Calvin Avery said he is looking to cut that list down by August. Could Baylor be a team to watch for the Bishop Dunne High School talent?
On Gerry Bohanon ...
Home sweet home: 2019 Langston Anderson talks Baylor offer, more
2019 wide receiver Langston Anderson spent the last three years in Mississippi and the last two seasons playing high school ball at Jackson Academy. Now back in Texas, Anderson is ready to show his worth.
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