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Possible Texas CB target Parrish Cobb asks for release from Baylor

Will the Bears do right by Cobb and other signees who want to look elsewhere following the Baylor scandal?

Parrish Cobb
Parrish Cobb
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Texas Longhorns are reportedly interested in Waco La Vega cornerback Parrish Cobb, a Baylor Bears signee who is not currently enrolled in the first summer session at his hometown school and has asked the school to release him from his National Letter of Intent, according to a report from a local television station.

Cobb was a longtime Oklahoma commit who at one point planned on visiting Austin before National Signing Day, but that trip never came to pass. A consensus four-star prospect who is the cousin of 2016 Texas signee Eric Cuffee, Cobb would be a nice addition to the class because there are questions about whether Cuffee can play cornerback, which would leave the class without a player at the position.

However, it's not clear whether Baylor will grant releases to 2016 signees. Given the way the scandal went down in the first place and a continued inability in certain spheres to understand the issues involved, it wouldn't be surprising to see the school take a similarly tone-deaf stance with players like Cobb and No. 2 offensive guard Patrick Hudson, in whom the Longhorns are also reportedly interested.

If Baylor does deny the releases, it would be up to the NCAA to step in and do the right thing to ensure that these players don't have to lose a season of eligibility due to the usual transfer rules that apply to prospects who signed an NLI.