The Baylor dominoes are falling one-by-one, and Oklahoma is simply wondering if it’s going to get any piece of that pie.
Last week the five recruits who asked for their release from their national letter of intent finally received the go-ahead from Baylor on Thursday evening for an unconditional release.
Or in other words, let the games begin… again. Heading into this week, three of them have already found a home. Athlete Donovan Duvernay will join his brother Devin Duvernay at Texas as will four-star offensive tackle J.P. Urquidez.
Four-star running back Kameron Martin announced to the world Sunday evening he is headed to Auburn and not staying within the state at TCU as many had predicted.
No loss for the Sooners as there as OU was never legitimately in the hunt for that trio. It’s the two remain where things tell a much different story.
As the dead period officially arrives, meaning no on/off-campus interaction between coaches and recruits, where will Scout 300 prospects Parrish Cobb and Patrick Hudson wind up?
Cobb, ranked No. 297 in the Scout 300 for 2016, couldn’t take another official visit to OU this weekend since he made that trip back in November. There were reports of Cobb visiting Austin, Texas, to meet with Texas coach Charlie Strong. As to the details of that meeting? Not sure we’ll ever know, but the consensus is Cobb won’t be a Longhorn.
Cobb was committed to the Sooners for nearly six months before flipping to the hometown Bears the day before signing day. Cobb helped lead Waco La Vega to an undefeated season and first state championship.
Hudson, who climbed from being a 3-star offensive guard to a Scout 100 prospect when it was all said and done, seemed to be down to Baylor, Texas and Texas A&M heading into the weekend.
The speculation was whether or not he would be in Austin or College Station when the reality was turned out he was in Norman. Sooners Illustrated was able to confirm reports Saturday of Hudson visiting OU in that final weekend before the dead period.
You won’t find a quieter recruit than Cobb, who has never given anything of an inkling as to where he’s leaning. And all we got from Hudson was this tweet that 100 percent could absolutely pertain to nothing about recruiting.
Once the recruits were given unconditional releases, you knew schools like Texas, OU and TCU were the ones who looked to benefit.
Following the termination of Art Briles in the wake of the Baylor sexual assault scandals, it’s a shakeup in the Big 12. Now and going forward. The Longhorns have, in a way, cashed in with the Duvernay brothers and Urquidez.
OU seems to be in pretty good position as it pertains to Cobb. Despite the last-minute flip to the Bears, OU would absolutely still take Cobb, and Cobb’s family has remained on solid terms with the OU coaching staff.
Lingering out there is Hudson. The belief headed into the weekend was Texas was the strong, unquestioned favorite. There were no doubts about that. Was one visit to Norman enough to stem that tide and perhaps flip the script?
Hudson said Monday morning he is planning on announcing Thursday where his destination will be. Cobb could be any day, any minute now.
OU is so focused on the 2017 class, ranked No. 3 by Scout, but as it turns out, the 2016 one isn’t quite done just yet.