Baylor lures Xavier Jones from Houston

Three-star defensive end Xavier Jones (Magnolia, Texas/West) flipped his commitment Tuesday from Houston to Baylor, according to multiple sources. He originally selected the Cougars in March.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect does not hold any additional scholarship offers, but other programs such as Duke, Louisiana-Lafayette and Missouri have expressed interest.

ESPN writes in his scouting report, "Jones needs to add more size and keep developing his game, but can be an active and physical kid who could potentially contribute in a pass rushing role early in his career. A move to outside linebacker is possible."

Jones was named his district's defensive player of the year in 2012, following a season that included 51 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.

The Bears now have seven pledges.