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Baylor football adds two players on second signing day

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Running back Craig ‘Sqwirl’ Williams and wide receiver Kalon Barnes have both signed national letters of intent to join the Baylor football program as part of the Class of 2018, head coach Matt Rhule announced Thursday.

Williams and Barnes join the previously announced 19 signees from Thursday giving the Bears a total of 21 signees during the inaugural early window. Included in the 21 signees are 17 players from the state of Texas.

The Bears will now be able to complete their 2018 class during the traditional signing window that begins February 7.

Name                                     Pos.        Ht.          Wt.         Hometown/Last

Kalon Barnes                        WR         6-0          172         Silsbee, TX/HS

Craig ‘Sqwirl’ Williams       RB           5-9          170         Crosby, TX/Crosby HS

Kalon Barnes (6-0, 172)

WR | Silsbee, Texas | Silsbee High School

One of the fastest players in the nation from Silsbee High School … Played for coach Randy Smith … helped team to 7-5 record in 2017 … 600 receiving yards and nine touchdowns as a senior … four return touchdowns … four interceptions on defense … Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Texas Top 300 … Four-star prospect according to ESPN … No. 45 in Texas … No. 52 wide receiver nationally … Rated three stars by 247 Sports … No. 52 in Texas … No. 69 wide receiver nationally … Three-star rating by Rivals … No. 80 in Texas … No. 82 wide receiver … owns Texas High School 100 meter record with a PR mark of 10.22 in 2017 … 10.22 won gold at state meet … also won gold at 200 meters (21.28) and silver in the 4x100m relay … won 2017 Adidas Dream 100 in 10.34 … new PR of 20.54 in 200 meters at Pre Classic in Eugene, Oregon on May 27, 2017 … named first team All-District as junior in 2016 … 34 catches for 583 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016 … 19 receptions for 315 yards and five touchdowns as sophomore … Picked Baylor over Georgia, Kansas State, Missouri, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M … will also run track at Baylor … Nickname is “Boogie”

Craig ‘Sqwirl’ Williams (5-9, 170)

RB | Crosby, Texas | Crosby High School

Quick, elusive running back with home run speed … played at Crosby High School for head coach Jeff Riordan … helped Crosby to 9-2 record in 2017 … rushed for more than 3,800 yards with 53 touchdowns in high school career … 17 career 100+ yard games … Also added 58 career receptions for 865 yards and nine touchdowns … 65 total touchdowns in high school … totaled 1,990 rushing yards as a senior with 32 touchdowns … eclipsed 100 yards eight times … 16 receptions for 228 yards and two scores in 2017 … District 21-5A MVP … honorable mention All-State … laser-timed 4.36 40-yard dash at The Opening regional in Houston … finalist for Touchdown Club of Houston offensive player of the year … ran for 336 yards in injury-shortened junior season … team finished with 10-3 record … tallied 996 yards with 12 touchdowns as a sophomore … led team to 11-1 record … Rushed for 888 yards with 11 scores as a freshman … Three career kick return touchdowns … averaged more than 55 yards per kick return over his high school career … rated three stars by 247 Sports … No. 8 all-purpose back in the country … No. 42 player in Texas … No. 427 player nationally … Member of ESPN300 at No. 294 … Four-star rating from ESPN … No. 41 player in Texas … No. 18 running back nationally … three-star rating from Rivals … No. 18 all-purpose back … No. 68 in Texas … Also competes in track … Personal-best 10.23 in 100 meters and 21.33 in 200 meters … former state qualifier in 100 and 200 meters … won bronze in 100 meters as a junior … rated No. 6 high school sprinter in the country … Chose Baylor over Texas, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Auburn, Virginia Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State … will also run track at Baylor … Nickname is ‘Sqwirl’

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