Camp season can be an excellent opportunity for prospects to make a name for themselves. Many of them travel several miles to make an impression on their dream schools. Well when you attend a camp and run a 4.37 40, you will get the attention of several coaches. This was the case for KeShawn Somerville. The 5'10, 160 lb CB, attended Baylor's first camp of the season, in Waco, on the 1st of June. After making an early impression there, Somerville traveled to TCU for their camp. During testing, Somerville turned in a 4.37 in the 40, and became one of the standouts of the camp. Fast forward to Sunday, and Somerville was back on the Baylor campus ready to earn an offer. "I wanted to come out and make an impression on the coaches. I feel like I did really well during the camp, and Coach Norwood was talking to me a lot," Somerville said. "They offered me after watching me perform. They like my speed and toughness."
At his height, Somerville will most likely slide in at CB for Coach Phil Bennett's defense, but he could have the opportunity to play at Safety. "Coach Norwood asked what position I'm comfortable with, and I told him what ever position gets me on the field first. Last year I played Corner, and this season I'm sliding up to Safety. I'm comfortable with both, so it doesn't matter to me." As a Corner on a loaded Pflugerville (TX) Hendrickson team, Somerville says that he enjoys playing press coverage. He noted that he likes being physical and can man up with anyone. "I can use my speed and quickness to play press coverage. I like pressing the receivers. Going to Safety this year, though, will allow me to work on my coverage skills."
While Somerville does plan to visit Nebraska for their camp on the 14th, he says that he is grateful for the opportunity to play for Baylor. "Baylor is a great program and is on top right now. I'm very blessed to be able to commit to Baylor. I know Chance Waz is up there, and he and I were teammates. I'm just really loving Baylor right now."
Somerville is the 2nd commitment for the class of 2016, joining Grandview (TX) QB Zach Smith.