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Newton’s D.J. Dean Receives Offer from Baylor

Newton ATH D.J. Dean. (Courtesy Beaumont Enterprise)

Newton senior athlete D.J. Dean has been one of the busiest recruits in East Texas during the past few days.

After an in-home visit Monday from Arkansas yielded his first SEC offer, the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder confirmed with on Wednesday afternoon that Baylor offered him Tuesday. He also mentioned the offer on his Twitter account.

Dean, who started at quarterback and defensive back for Newton, said he holds additional offers from Arkansas State, Illinois, North Texas, SMU, Tulane, Utah, Washington State, McNeese State, Stephen F. Austin State, and Texas State.

Dean originally committed to Utah on July 27, but decommitted. He visited North Texas this past weekend and is expected to visit Arkansas this weekend before taking a trip to Baylor the following weekend. He will likely play defensive back in college.

Dean was a two-way standout for the Eagles, who finished 13-1 with a Class 2A Division I state semifinal appearance in 2012. He ran for more than 1,000 yards and threw for more than 1,000 yards, accounting for 31 total touchdowns. He also had four interceptions from the secondary.

Dean is No. 10 on the latest ETSN 25 recruiting rankings for the 2012 class.

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