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Baylor adds a Div. II long-snapper graduate transfer

If nothing else, Baylor will have one of the most eclectic 2020 football recruiting classes. Oh, and another long-snapper post!

Wednesday, Baylor announced that it had added a 17-year-old junior college transfer to its football roster. A day later, Baylor announced the addition of a Div. II long-snapper as part of its 2020 football recruiting class.

The addition’s name? Gunnar Royer.

Earlier this month, Royer had announced his commitment to the Baylor football program on Twitter. As Royer is coming to Waco from Div. II Indiana University of Pennslyvania, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2020. He’s also coming in as a graduate transfer.

This upcoming season will serve as Royer’s final year of eligibility.

Royer served as IUP’s primary long-snapper for most of the last three seasons. All told, he appeared in 31 games during his time with the lower-level school.

The long-snapper, who also was listed as a defensive end, will be joining a Baylor football program under new management.

Baylor football has gone from 1-11 in Matt Rhule‘s first season with the Bears in 2017 to 11-3 this past season. The 2019 campaign included a berth in both the Big 12 championship game and the Sugar Bowl.

Unfortunately for BU, Rhule left to take the head job with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Less than two weeks later, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was named as Rhule’s replacement.