Baylor football has signed Jalen Pitre (Stafford, Texas) to a financial aid contract that will allow him to enroll for the spring 2017 semester, acting head coach Jim Grobe announced Wednesday.
A four-year letterwinner at Stafford High School, Pitre has totaled 83 tackles, six interceptions and four forced fumbles in the 2016 regular season. The senior’s Stafford team advanced to the Texas High School Class 4A Division 1 regional finals and ended the season with a 10-4 record. Pitre has scored touchdowns this season by interception and punt return. He was voted as the District 12-4A Newcomer of the Year in 2014 and has totaled 204 tackles for his career.
Rated as a three-star safety on Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and Scout, Pitre is ranked as high as the 59th prospect in the state by Rivals and the No. 10 safety by Scout.
Baylor will now play in a bowl game for the seventh consecutive season, facing Boise State on Dec. 27 in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz.