The hoops-to-gridiron pipeline has presented another promising prospect.
Baylor's all-conference power forward Rico Gathers plans to arrange a private workout for NFL teams, ESPN is reporting.
Gathers intends to do this workout either on an off day for basketball or after Baylor's basketball season ends, which might not be until late March since the Bears are nationally ranked and will likely earn a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Gathers appears to desire to follow in the footsteps of other former college basketball players who became successful NFL tight ends, a prestigious list that includes Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas. In March, CFB 24/7 identified Gathers as one of 10 players in that year's NCAA tournament who could play football.
Given the history of the hoops-to-gridiron success, chances are good that at least one team will be interested in helping Gathers make that transition.