Gary Mason Jr.: Ready For Primetime

Gary Mason Jr.: Ready For Primetime

Gary Mason Jr. stand 6-5 and checks in at 211 pounds. His presence on the defensive side of the ball caught the attention of plenty college coaches around the country, but Baylor University caught Mason's eye. He signed his national letter of intent to play football for Baylor, and now he talks about the reasons why he chose Baylor, his recruitment, and what he plans on bringing to the field.

Gary Mason Jr. stand 6-5 and checks in at 211 pounds. His presence on the defensive side of the ball caught the attention of plenty college coaches around the country, but Baylor University caught Mason's eye. He signed his national letter of intent to play football for Baylor, and now he talks about the reasons why he chose Baylor, his recruitment, and what he plans on bringing to the field for the green and gold.

"I am proud to be going to Baylor. I am going to do my best to make them a better football team."

At his signing day press conference, Baylor head football coach, Art Briles, described Mason Jr. as "an explosive player." Mason Jr. talks about his style of play.

"I try to beat the offensive player out of his stance. I try to use my hands to get around him. I just got to get stronger and faster. I will bring a lot of energy, and I am going to try and make a lot plays."

Mason Jr. sports a 4.7 forty, and a 6-7 high jump. That type of athleticism is what turned the heads of plenty of college suitors such as Kansas, SMU, and New Mexico.

Mason Jr. explains he is ready to suit up for the Baylor Bears and wants a chance to compete during his true freshman year. He also adds that he does not mind redshirting if that is what the coaches feel is best.

Stay tuned to BearsIllustrated.com for all the latest on Baylor Bears recruiting and athletics.

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