In the midst of the sexual assault scandal hanging over the head of the Baylor University football program, one of its most promising players has decided against joining the team immediately.
According to reports, four-star Class of 2016 offensive tackle Patrick Hudson has decided against enrolling in classes on Monday.
ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton passed along the news.
Per the report, Hudson is considering all options and allowing the current situation to play out.
The scandal has already cost head coach Art Briles his job with more NCAA sanctions likely coming, so it is only fair for the prospect to consider what is best for his career in the long-term.
On top of Hudson’s decision, at least three Baylor signees from the Class of 2016 have also requested releases from their scholarships.
It’s going to be an interesting few months at Baylor as the fallout continues. And with a strong public opinion that the football program should face the death penalty from the NCAA, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other players changing their minds about playing at Baylor in the coming months.
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