The Baylor Bears are finding out the hard way that when it rains, it turns into a Category 5 hurricane. A number of recruits have already pulled their name away from the team after firing head coach Art Briles and four-star offensive lineman signee JP Urquidez is the latest.
The class of 2016 lineman took to Twitter Sunday morning and made the announcement that he would not be enrolling at the school. He then thanked Baylor for their support, but he knows it is best for his future to seek enrollment elsewhere.
I will not be Enrolling at Baylor University tomorrow morning… Thank you Baylor Nation for the continuous support!
— JP Urquidez (@JP_OT2016) May 29, 2016
JP Urquidez is the third 2016 signee to announce he wouldn’t enroll with the school joining four-star running back Kameron Martin and fellow four-star offensive lineman Patrick Hudson. The Bears could lose a fourth player in the form of four-star wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who has already suggested that he wants to move on to another program.
Urquidez was the ninth-ranked offensive tackle in the country, so losing him is a huge deal. He had been considering Maryland, Texas A&M, and Big 12 rival Texas, so this could be an even-bigger blow for the Bears in the very near future.
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