Baylor's 2016 signing class was supposed to be one of the best in school history, as it ranked 17th nationally on 247Sports Composite Team Rankings after Signing Day, but with Art Briles' firing and upheaval in the football program, some signees are looking to open up their options.

One of those signees reportedly looking to get out of his letter of intent to Baylor is four-star wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who was the 36th ranked overall player in the 247 Sports Composite for 2016.

Duvernay was hoping to get release from his letter of intent to open up his recruitment again, but due to a clerical error by Baylor, he is free to do so whether the school wanted to let him or not.

According to, Baylor failed to send in Duvernay's paperwork to the Big 12 offices within the 14-day window after receiving his signed NLI, which made his signing with Baylor invalid. Duvernay's father discovered the error while trying to file for his son's release, but could not find Devin in the NLI database.

He reached out to Susan Peal, the director of the national letter of intent program, and she verified that his paperwork had not been properly submitted.

"She said Devin is not in the system," Henry Duvernay told "She had her people verify that, and he is free to go."

Thanks to Baylor's error, Duvernay avoids any issues in being granted his release. There are other Baylor signees that did have their paperwork sent in properly that are still hoping to get their release and begin looking at other programs.

David Duvernay is free to sign to another school thanks to a clerical error by Baylor. David Lake/247Sports