It’s been a long time coming, but we have finally reached the big 7-0. Today we catch up with #70, OL stud Steven Baggett.
#70, Steven Baggett, RS Junior OL
Weight: 295 lbs
High School: Martin High School, Arlington, TX
How'd he get to the Blue™?
By way of the rejuvenated Texas pipeline. He started 38 games as a 3-year starter at Martin, garnering honorable mention all-district his sophomore and junior years and first-team all-area and all-district his senior. Lightly recruiting out of Martin HS, he received offers from Western Kentucky, Air Force and New Mexico State to go along with his Boise State offer. He was listed as a 3-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports and a 2-star by Rivals.
He’s always cooking’ up something on the O-line!
The Lone Survivor guy, Marcus Luttrell
Started all but the New Mexico game for the Broncos in 2014 at RT. He was part of an O-line unit that helped the Broncos lead the Mountain West in total offense and scoring offense. He played in 6 games for the Broncos as a redshirt freshman.
Little can be said that hasn't already been said. By all accounts, Baggett should be a lock to start at RT. As I discussed with Averill, there is a lot of young, but inexperienced talent behind Baggett. This year will be a crucial year for Steven to help develop that talent behind him so when he graduates in 2017, there should be no drop-off. I expect Archie Lewis to back-up Baggett, but continue to push for a starting position. Lewis impressed more and more as the season went on, and I recall very little difference between the two, which is a good problem to have from a depth perspective.
Is he on Twitter?
He is, in fact, on Twitter, though he doesn’t seem to be all that active.
Happy 21st birthday man! @Cday_MP4L stay out of trouble buddy!— Steven Baggett (@StevenBaggett70) May 26, 2015
Completely made up fact
In his home state of Texas, Steven grew up eating meat. But as he grew older, he needed something different, something more exotic. After careful planning and consideration, Steven started his own emu farm. Unfortunately, he grew so attached the the little buggers, he couldn’t eat them, so he charges a small fee for tourists to ride his grace birds at Steven’s Emu Emporium.