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Coach: Baylor a good spot for President

4/29/2013

Temple (Texas) High School coach Mike Spradlin can go on for days about 2015 athlete Chad President. At 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, President can line up at quarterback or wide receiver and be extremely comfortable on the field, so rambling about President can be fairly simple for Spradlin.

On Monday, President decided that he would take his talents to Baylor, and despite him being only a sophomore, it was a decision Spradlin fully supported. President became the first Baylor commitment of the 2015 class and chose the Bears over offers from Texas and Texas Tech.

Spradlin said President’s decision ultimately came down to Baylor and Texas. Spradlin also said President is expected to play quarterback.

“Realistically, he had been looking hard at both. He went to spring practices and liked both,” Spradlin told HornsNation’s Max Olson. “He just felt like he fit at Baylor as a QB. This wasn’t an overnight decision. He really likes Coach [Art] Briles.”

Spradlin said President has had both schools on high for two weeks, and the Bears will get a do-it-all player who is still growing and still polishing his skills. As a receiver this past season, President caught 34 passes for 788 yards and nine touchdowns, despite missing some time on the field via injury. President was named the offensive newcomer of the year in his district.

“Honestly, I didn’t think he could go wrong with either place,” Spradlin said. “He’s a great fit anywhere. Great feet, great arm, passionate winner, natural-born leader. He’ll be special.”

After playing receiver as a sophomore, President is expected to take over starting duties at quarterback for the 2013 season.