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Former Texas OL JP Urquidez announces transfer to Texas State

Urquidez graduated last fall and later announced his intentions to transfer.

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From Copperas Cove to Austin to San Marcos.

Former Texas Longhorns offensive lineman JP Urquidez announced on Sunday that he’s transferring to the Texas State Bobcats for his final season of eligibility.

Urquidez was recognized by the school on Senior Day against Texas Tech last fall and entered the NCAA transfer portal soon after before publicly confirming his intention to become a graduate transfer.

Originally a Baylor signee out of Copperas Cove in the 2016 recruiting class, Urquidez was released from his National Letter of Intent following the scandal that engulfed the Bears football program and landed in Austin. He was a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 236 player nationally and the No. 22 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Urquidez redshirted during his first season on the Forty Acres, then struggled to break into the rotation, serving in a reserve role in two games during the 2017 season, failing to see the field in the 2018 season, and then serving primarily as a special teams contributor while appearing in 10 games during the 2019 season. He was listed on the depth chart as the third-string right guard and third-string right tackle and end up playing either position for Texas State.