Texas’ raiding of Baylor’s recruiting class continued with the acquisition of four-star offensive tackle JP Urquidez of Copperas Cove.
Urquidez, the No. 29 player in the American-Statesman’s Fab 55, announced on Twitter he had signed with Texas during a visit to Austin on Saturday.
Urquidez is the second Baylor signee to back out of his pledge with the Bears and pick Texas, joining four-star receiver Devin Duvernay. Four more members of Baylor’s class — safety Donovan Duvernay, guard Patrick Hudson, running back Kam Martin and cornerback Parrish Cobb — have been granted a release from their scholarship and are said to be considering Texas. Due to scholarship limits, Texas is unlikely to take all four players.
Additionally, Urquidez (6-5, 300 pounds) is the 10th player in Texas’ 26-man class who checks in at 300 pounds, which has been a point of pride for Longhorns coach Charlie Strong.
With the additions of Urquidez and Duvernay, Texas has climbed three spots in 247Sports’ class rankings to No. 8.
— JP Urquidez (@JP_OT2016) June 25, 2016
2016 Texas Longhorns recruiting classHere's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Charlie Strong for the 2016 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247sports. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 3.
|Collin Johnson||WR||San Jose (V. Christ.), Calif.||4||4/17/2014|
|Shane Buechele||QB||Arlington Lamar||4||2/23/2015|
|Tope Imade||OG||Arlington Bowie||3||5/26/2015|
|Gerald Wilbon||DT||Destrehan (La.)||3||6/17/2015|
|Peyton Aucoin||TE||New Orleans (La.) Martin||3||7/24/2015|
|Malcolm Roach||DE||Baton Rouge (La.)||3||11/6/2015|
|Andrew Fitzgerald||DE||Flower Mound||4||11/12/2015|
|Jean Delance||OT||North Mesquite||4||1/2/16|
|Lil'Jordan Humphrey||WR||Southlake Carroll||3||1/30/16|
|D'Andre Christmas-Giles||DT||New Orleans (La.)||3||2/2/16|
|Chris Daniels||DT||Euless Trinity||4||2/3/16|
|Chris Brown||S||Alief Elsik||3||2/3/16|
|Jeffrey McCulloch||LB||Aldine Davis||4||2/3/16|
|Jordan Elliott||DT||Houston Westside||4||2/3/16|
|JP Urquidez||OT||Copperas Cove||4||6/25/16|