It's not a surprise that K.D. Cannon launched himself onto the national scene at The Opening in Oregon last month. The 2014 WR torched defensive rosters filled with All-American recruits and had several highlight reel touchdown catches.
Today, K.D. Cannon made it official and committed to the University of Baylor.
"I went down there to go watch 'em practice. I had it in my mind that I wanted to commit anyway. I talked to the coaching staff and committed," Cannon told CLA this evening.
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Cannon made his commitment official to Baylor Head Coach Art Briles and assistant Kenny Briles.
"I talk to the whole coaching staff on a daily basis. It's about 2 hours and 30 minutes from home," said Cannon.
One of the most important factors for K.D. in his commitment was his family and proximity to home.
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"Family. That was a big deal. I want their support and Baylor is close so it's not really a hassle. It was a great experience for them. They went down there like 3 or 4 weeks ago. My grandparents, my mom and my dad, they all fell in love with the school," he said.
Cannon also has a few friends currently on the team and is close with several commits.
Although Cannon had an official offer from the University of Miami (FL) and grew up liking the Hurricanes, Baylor had an edge in recruiting and stayed close to the 2014 wideout.
"My favorite school was Miami (FL), but they offered me and didn't talk to me at all," he said.
K.D. Cannon is excited about his future at Baylor and he admitted that Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffith III and the recent wide receivers the Bears have put out also had an influence on his decision.