Baylor landed a major piece to its 2021 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon, when Alvin Shadow Creek three-star quarterback Kyron Drones announced his commitment to the Bears. Baylor initially offered the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Drones within the past 10 days, but the Bears surged in his recruitment once the April 20 offer was extended.
Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt have also been contenders for Drones, but Baylor won out in the end. Baylor is one of the 25 schools to date that have offered Drones. In addition to the aforementioned programs, Drones has also reported FBS offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Pitt, TCU, Houston, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa, ULL, Utah State, and UTEP.
The industry-generated 247Sports Composite rates Drones as a strong three-star recruit ranked No. 17 nationally among 2021 dual-threat quarterback prospects, as well as No. 79 overall in the state of Texas for his class. The 247Sports rankings put Drones significantly higher with a high three-star grade of 89. That places Drones at No. 12 nationally among 2021 dual-threat QB’s and No. 49 overall in the Lone Star State’s 2021 cycle.
Drones’ recruitment exploded following a stellar junior season in 2019, when he played at the helm of a Shadow Creek Sharks team that ran the table with a perfect 16-0 record en route to the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship. Drones accounted for more than 4,200 yards of total offense and 60-plus total touchdowns, culminating in a state title game Offensive MVP award in Shadow Creek’s 28-22 victory against previously unbeaten Denton Ryan.
Drones finished his junior season with 3,402 passing yards, 46 touchdown throws, and 10 interceptions as he completed 57.7 percent of his passes. He ran for an additional 825 yards and 18 TD’s on 6.2 yard per carry. Drones’ state title performance saw him complete 10 of 18 passes for 182 yards and two interceptions, while running 24 times for 135 yards and two scores. His 317 yards of total offense accounted for all but 80 yards of Shadow Creek’s offensive output. Shadow Creek averaged a whopping 48.3 points per game in 2019, which saw the Sharks outscore their 16 opponents by an average of 36.9 points per game.