University of Texas

Texas nabs another 300-pound elite prospect released from Baylor

Texas head coach Charlie Strong has picked up four players from Baylor.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong has picked up four players from Baylor. AP

He was the Under Armour All-America Game offensive lineman. He was the 50th-ranked prospect in the nation at any position, according to 247Sports, and second at offensive guard. At 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, Patrick Hudson has the size and skill to anchor an offensive line for years to come.

As of Wednesday, that line belongs to the Texas Longhorns, who have now signed four talented players once part of Baylor’s once-touted 2016 class. Three, including Hudson, were released from their national letters of intent in the wake of the sexual assault crisis that got former Baylor coach Art Briles fired, and another, elite wide receiver Devin Duvernay, was free to seek other opportunities because of a paperwork error that made his letter void.

Hudson will join J.P. Urquidez as incoming freshman on a Texas line that needed size and depth. Duvernay’s twin brother, three-star athlete Donovan, has also signed with Texas after being granted his release from Baylor.

Hudson, from Silsbee, originally committed to Texas A&M, but then changed his mind and committed to Baylor.

Now it’s on to Texas, where it won’t be surprising if Hudson’s name is heard often once fall camp gets underway in little more than a month.