March 17, 2013

Cannon talks Baylor

CEDAR HILL - There's nothing wrong in suggesting that Mount Pleasant wide receiver KD Cannon is a bit of a personality. He usually showed that by showing off his two-toned hair look.

Not anymore.

Cannon arrived at Sunday's Rivals Camp Series powered by Under Armour with a natural look. Gone are the blond streaks. It's back to the standard.

"Time to make a change,'' he said.

What hasn't changed is Cannon's interest in Baylor. He took an unofficial visit to Waco a couple of weeks ago and there are plans for a return trip next weekend along with attending the April 6 spring game.

The prior visit to Waco opened his eyes. He spent a lot of time with strength and conditioning coach Kaz Kazadi. If there's one thing a college recruit wants in his experience is to find a place where his body will reach its maximum capacity.

"It was really good what I learned from him,'' Cannon said. "He really showed me what they do to get the guys ready for the next level and how to put on the weight and not lose anything from my ability.''

Cannon had an up and down day at the camp, but his playmaking ability is what puts him as a high 4-star recruit and the No. 52 ranking in the Rivals 100. Baylor craves this type of receiver in its system. Cannon is built very close to Corey Coleman.

Cannon has done his research on Baylor's ability to put wide receivers in the NFL. Kendall Wright went to Tennessee in the first round in 2012. Terrence Williams and Lanear Sampson are regarded as high draft picks in this year's draft.

"I love what they do with their receivers,'' Cannon said. "They give them the freedom to make plays and to use their ability to get open. It's a great offense they have.''

But Cannon is one of those who doesn't let you know what he's really thinking. He's looking over 13 offers including Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma and Clemson. More are likely to follow.

"Right now, I'm just taking my time to see what's the best place for me,'' he said. "I like Baylor. I like what they're doing. But I could make this decision on signing day.''

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