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Former Brock tight end likely to miss season at Texas A&M following leg injury

Texas A&M received some bad news this week, with the season two weeks away.

Former Brock 5-star tight end and A&M freshman Baylor Cupp broke his leg during Monday’s scrimmage and underwent surgery.

Cupp will likely miss the 2019 season, according to GigEm247,

Head coach Jimbo Fisher told 247Sports that Cupp had a plate placed on his ankle and tibia and that the injury appeared to be a freak accident as Cupp was rolled up on during the scrimmage.

The 6-foot-6 Brock native graduated in December following the football season and enrolled early in January.

According 247Sports, Cupp was the top-ranked tight end in the nation. He was also ranked as the eighth-best prospect in Texas and No. 53 overall nationally.

Cupp received 22 offers, including 15 from Power Five Schools. Alabama, Florida, LSU, USC, Georgia, Missouri and Notre Dame were among the others.

He caught six touchdowns each of the past two seasons when Brock reached the state title game in 2017 and the state semifinals in 2018.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.