Baylor football adds a transfer from Iowa and 4-star high school standout

By: Cory Hogue,

The Baylor Bears had a good day on Friday as they officially announced the addition of Dillon Doyle and Lorando Johnson to the Bears 2020 signing class.

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Johnson is a defensive back from Lancaster, Texas and is a 4-star player. He is ranked as the No. 28 corner back, No. 55 player in the state of Texas and No. 366 overall according to 247Sports.

Johnson had offers from multiple SEC teams including Alabama, LSU and Arkansas. He also held an offer from Arizona.

The addition of head coach Dave Aranda may have played a huge role in landing Johnson as he was predicted to attend LSU until recently.

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Doyle is transferring to Baylor after spending the past three seasons as a linebacker for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Doyle was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2019 and was expected to be a main contributor for Iowa in the 2020 season until three days after his father, Chris, was placed on administrative leave by the university.

Chris Doyle was the Hawkeyes strength and conditioning coach since 1999 but was placed on administrative leave following allegations that surfaced about mistreatment in the program. Many of the complaints were voiced by black players.

Dillon Doyle is a 6-3, 227-pound redshirt junior who graduated from West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. He was a standout in high school and was a finalist for the Gatorade Player of the Year Award.

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