On Wednesday morning, Texas Longhorns linebacker Malik Jefferson was a little bit incredulous that the 2016 recruiting cycle wasn't over yet following the commitment of the nation's No. 4 wide receiver, Devin Duvernay, but the 'Horns may not be done yet, as Baylor Bears offensive line signee Patrick Hudson had an interesting response to a fan's tweet:
The 2016 Under Armour All-American was one of a handful of Baylor signees to request a release from their binding National Letters of Intent when the Baylor scandal broke open with the release of Pepper Hamilton's Findings of Fact, but a report surfaced this week from Horn Sports that Hudson was having second thoughts:
We were told a couple of weeks ago that Hudson was starting to turn towards enrolling at Baylor for the second summer session. In talking to some people this week, we learned that the thought is picking up steam. Hudson might have been a victim of some scare tactics by the Waco staff, because the previous indications we received from his family stated that Hudson had no plans to enroll at Baylor. We are still waiting for official word on the LOI resolution, but it looks like Baylor could have saved themselves here.
Hudson's tweet doesn't exactly count as absolute confirmation of his intentions, but given how quiet he's been throughout his entire recruitment and general disinterest in using Twitter as a means of communicating information about his recruitment, it's hardly insignificant.
Depending on when the 6'5.5, 325-pounder submitted his request for his release, the 30-day period that Baylor has to respond is close to coming up. At that point, he'll know whether he needs to go through the NCAA appeals process in order to secure his release. Or perhaps he will simply decide to enroll in Waco for the second summer session.
Stay tuned, as there will should be some more conclusive movement in the coming days.