KD Cannon to Baylor: Bears Land 4-Star WR Prospect

Tim KeeneyContributor IAugust 11, 2013

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com

Baylor has officially secured the commitment of KD Cannon, one of the best wide receivers from a talented 2014 class.

The news comes from Max Olson of ESPN.com:

Cannon is a truly dangerous threat in the passing game, and it's not difficult to see why he is the 39th-best prospect and No. 4 wide receiver, according to 247 Sports' composite rankings.

First and foremost, the Mount Pleasant (Mount Pleasant, Texas) stud has speed, and lots of it.

At 6'0", 158 pounds, Cannon doesn't have the size of a true No. 1 WR, but he has the quickness and straight-line explosiveness (4.56 40-time) to get off the line quickly and burn defenders along with the leaping ability and instincts to win jump balls. 

Despite the gaudy attributes and athleticism, though, Cannon's size will still likely hold as a bit of an issue

But it shouldn't. 

The 2014 recruit still has a lot of time to add strength to his frame, and when he gets on a college campus, he will have an even better opportunity to add muscle.

Even if he doesn't develop into a true No. 1, Cannon has the play-making ability to be a home-run hitter both out of the slot and as a kick returner. 

Simply put, the dynamic young star has the versatility and skill set to make an impact at the collegiate level no matter where he's placed on the gridiron. 

Fortunately for opposing defenses, the first-team All-American still has his senior year of high school to get to before he starts terrorizing secondaries.