Welcome to the 2020 football season. What a weird offseason it was for everyone. There was not a summer camp circuit for player to go showcase their talents at. In-person recruiting came to a screeching halt and the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected everyone.
Randy Masters exploded onto the recruiting scene.
He was shot out of cannon in the second quarter of the Class 5A state title game on a kick return that took Denton Ryan off guard and helped give the Shadow Creek Sharks their first-ever state title in a 28-22 win at Arlington's AT&T Stadium.
As they say, it's been gravy ever since.
The news of Masters' combination of a 6-foot-1 frame and track explosiveness started to run through recruiting circles across the country as schools from LSU to Oregon would offer the Class of 2022 star.
But it's Baylor who has gotten his early commitment.
"I chose Baylor because it's close to home," he said. "The plan they have for me goes right with my future. I think they will help me get to my ultimate goal and that is to make it to the NFL. I want to be the CeeDee (Lamb) 2.0."
Masters had over 350 yards receiving in 2019 and was a second-team, all-district selection as a sophomore.
Baylor is also a comfortable landing spot as he is familiar with their players.
"My QB Kyron Drones will be there and so will my teammate Seth Jones, who is also a receiver," he said. "That makes it feel ever more like home."