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Baylor nabs No. 2-ranked center Dominic Woodson

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
Top-50 prospect Dominic Woodson is a skilled big man who will make an impact on the offensive end. (Davide DePas)

Despite going to the East coast for high school, Texas native Dominic Woodson still had a pull to the Lonestar State.

On Thursday, the No. 2-ranked center in the class of 2013 committed to Baylor, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com.

Woodson, a 6-foot-9 big man who plays at Huntington Prep (W.Va.), chose the Bears over North Carolina State. Earlier this week, it became apparent that Indiana had pulled out of the BeeJay Anya sweepstakes, meaning the fellow top-50 big man had only North Carolina State remaining on his list.

Woodson's decision could be directly related to Anya and NC State getting closer. Woodson took official visits to both schools, but the recent success of the Bears was too much to pass up.

Baylor has pursued Woodson for a long time, and has been near the top of his list for much of his recruitment.

“Their big men get the ball a lot,” Woodson told me in June.

Woodson is a strong body who can score in different ways, with the ability to finish effectively at the rim and also consistently knock down face-up jumpers from the mid-range. In fact, we've seen him knock down 3-pointers with ease. He rebounds well and distributes once double-teamed.

He joins a very solid Baylor recruiting class that also includes No. 41 Ishmail Wainright and three-star center Jonathan Motley.

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