Texas head coach Charlie Strong during a spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas signs another Baylor football defection

Posted June 25th, 2016

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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.

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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.

2016 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here'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.

PlayerPos.SchoolStarsCommitted
Collin JohnsonWRSan Jose (V. Christ.), Calif.44/17/2014
Reggie Hemphill-MappsWRManvel310/4/2014
Demarco BoydILBGilmer31/30/2015
Shane BuecheleQBArlington Lamar42/23/2015
Tope ImadeOGArlington Bowie35/26/2015
Gerald WilbonDTDestrehan (La.)36/17/2015
Peyton AucoinTENew Orleans (La.) Martin37/24/2015
Malcolm RoachDEBaton Rouge (La.)311/6/2015
Andrew FitzgeraldDEFlower Mound411/12/2015
Denzel OkaforGLewisville411/14/2015
Davion CurtisWRTemple311/19/2015
Jean DelanceOTNorth Mesquite41/2/16
Zach ShackelfordGBelton31/17/16
Eric CuffeeCBWaco41/28/16
Lil'Jordan HumphreyWRSouthlake Carroll31/30/16
Kyle PorterRBKaty42/2/16
D'Andre Christmas-GilesDTNew Orleans (La.)32/2/16
Marcel SouthallDTDuncanville32/3/16
Chris DanielsDTEuless Trinity42/3/16
Brandon JonesSNacogdoches42/3/16
Erick FowlerLBManor42/3/16
Chris BrownSAlief Elsik32/3/16
Jeffrey McCullochLBAldine Davis42/3/16
Jordan ElliottDTHouston Westside42/3/16
Devin DuvernayWRSachse46/22/16
JP UrquidezOTCopperas Cove46/25/16

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