And the biggest domino in the unraveling of the Baylor football recruiting class following coach Art Briles’ firing has fallen.
Four-star quarterback Kellen Mond announced his decommitment on Twitter on Wednesday.
Mond is a Texas native who is playing his senior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Even before Briles was fired last week, Mond was evaluating his options. He visited Ohio State in April and took in the Buckeyes’ spring game and also received a visit at IMG from Buckeyes quarterback coach Tim Beck. Mond also made two visits to Auburn and the Tigers and Buckeyes could be the top two programs vying for Mond with Texas A&M also in the mix.
He named Auburn as his leader later Wednesday night.
Mond is ranked as the No. 103 overall prospect, No. 4 dual-threat quarterback, and No. 21 in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite. ESPN.com ranks Mond as the No. 2 dual-threat QB and the No. 48 prospect overall.
Mond made his top three official on Thursday.
The recruiting exodus has been ongoing since Briles’ firing with the decommitment of five of the six members of the 2017 class. The lone remaining publicly committed player is three-star safety Jalen Pitre of Stafford, Texas.