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Former Texas OT target JP Urquidez won't enroll at Baylor

The 'Horns were once high on the list of the Central Texas prospect.

JP Urquidez
JP Urquidez
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Add a third member of the Baylor Bears 2016 signing class to the list of players the Texas Longhorns may consider, as Copperas Cove offensive tackle JP Urquidez announced on Sunday morning that he won't enroll in classes in Waco this week as planned:

Urquidez and his father were vocal about their longtime cheering interest in the Longhorns and Texas looked like a strong contender for land the 6'5.5, 300-pounder early in the process, but a combination of Baylor recruiting efforts and an apparent lack of interest from former offensive line coach Joe Wickline resulted in the consensus four-star prospect picking the Bears last summer.

However, new offensive line coach Matt Mattox seems to have a higher opinion of Urquidez, as he made late contact and tried to land an official visit that never materialized. So there's definitely some evidence from late in the recruiting process to suggest that the 'Horns would be willing to take another pure tackle in the 2016 class, perhaps even in addition to No. 2 offensive guard Patrick Hudson, who may now have interest in Texas as well.

The guess here is that Hudson would be the top priority, but it's certainly not out of the question that Mattox could make a run at Urquidez, too. And might even have a better chance of landing him than Hudson in that scenario.