In the wake of Art Briles' departure from Baylor, five signees for the 2016 recruiting class formally asked for releases from their signed National Letters of Intent to the Bears so they could go elsewhere.
Four of those former Baylor signees won't be straying too far, going from Waco to Austin as they have signed with the University of Texas. Four-star wide receiver Devin Duvernay, four-star offensive lineman JP Urquidez and three-star athlete Donovan Duvernay all agreed to link up with Charlie Strong and the Longhorns last week. On Wednesday, that number jumped to four with the addition of four-star offensive lineman Patrick Hudson.
Baylor and Texas were both in the hunt for the Hudson until the end, so when he was released from his scholarship, the 6-foot-5, 325-pound lineman took a visit to Oklahoma, considered Georgia and Texas A&M and then ultimately signed an agreement with the Longhorns.
The additions of the Duvernay brothers, Urquidez and Hudson moved the Longhorns' 2016 class to 28 total recruits and the seventh best signing class in the nation -- best in the Big 12 -- according to the 247Sports Composite. For a Texas team in need of depth and young talent, adding three more quality recruits is a big help for Strong, who is looking to cool off his seat this season.