Anybody who saw Baylor's exciting football win over TCU on Friday night knows that it was wild in Waco over the weekend. If anything, it couldn't have hurt when it came to wooing hoops target L.J. Rose.
Saturday, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Houston (Texas) Westbury Christian decided that he'd seen enough and pledged his allegiance with Scott Drew's crew.
"I picked Baylor because of the type of family environment that it has," Rose told Rivals.com. "Their coaching staff is great and very hard working."
A physical grinder at the point, Rose is a four-star prospect who ranks in the top 100 nationally in the class of 2012. One of the premier setup men in his class, if he sees an open man he's getting him the ball.
While Baylor is in need of a pass-first guy to feed their weapons on the offensive end, Rose saw a place where he fit in as a person as much as he did a basketball player.
"The team is more like a family rather than just teammates," said Rose. "I will get the chance to grow not only physically but also mentally and spiritually! SIC Em!"
Rose joins five-star big man Isaiah Austin to make up Baylor's 2012 class.