With National Signing Day looming, the 2022 Rice Football recruiting class has picked up another big addition in the form of offensive lineman Brad Baur.
The 2022 Rice Football recruiting class got off to a great start in the early signing period, but a few gaps still remained. One of those needs came at offensive line, a position that accounted for roughly half of the Owls offers in December and January combined. With National Signing Day mere days away, Rice got their man. Brad Baur has committed to the Owls.
Baur is a three-star offensive lineman out of Rocklin High School in California. Rice swooped in with an offer on January 29. He committed two days later. At the time his other offers included Cal Poly, San Diego, Fordham Idaho, Portland State and others. The Owls are quite happy the 6-foot-6 people mover in the trenches is headed to Houston.
The 2022 Owls’ haul at the position in this cycle is smaller, but when paired with fellow offensive line commit Miguel Cedeno, quite powerful. Rice will bring in a few additional walk-ons at the position and may keep their eye on the transfer market should the right fit arise, but Baur and Cedeno give Rice great building blocks for the future.
There’s a lot to like when it comes to Baur’s play on the field. He’s going to enter college with the requisite frame to play the position at the high level, that’s a strong starting point. Baur is going to be a great piece of clay for the Owls’ to work with as he continues to develop.
He plays with a lot of power in his game and that showed in much of his film. His knack for playing through the whistle and finishing plays violently will fit right in at South Main.