The recruitment of Patrick Hudson, the No. 56-ranked prospect in the class of 2016, has concluded.
After he made an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend, the Under Armour All-America Game offensive lineman committed and signed a financial aid agreement with Texas on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5, 335-pound Hudson was one of five Baylor players released from national letters of intent June 23, instantly becoming one of the nation’s most-sought prospects once again.
The nation’s No. 1-ranked offensive guard prospect took brief looks at Georgia and Texas AM in addition to Oklahoma since being released. Before signing with Baylor over Texas Feb. 3, the No. 9-rated prospect in Texas made January official visits to Baylor, Texas and Georgia.
Hudson plans to enroll at Texas on July 11.
Hudson’s signing comes on the heels of ESPN 300 No. 42 overall Devin Duvernay signing with Texas June 22 followed by No. 164 J.P. Urquidez and athlete Donovan Duvernay June 25. Devin Duvernay made headlines June 2 after learning that his national letter of intent to attend Baylor was not valid after Baylor failed to submit the letter to the Big 12 offices.
The addition of Hudson adds to the Texas recruiting class that was ranked No. 10 nationally Feb. 3 after picking up ESPN 300 players Jeffrey McCulloch, Brandon Jones, Jordan Elliott, Chris Daniels, Erick Fowler and Marcel Southall on signing day. With Hudson in the fold, the Texas class now includes 15 members of the ESPN 300, with four being former Baylor signees.
Four of the Longhorns’ 15 ESPN 300 signees are offensive linemen: Hudson, Jean Delance, Urquidez and Denzel Okafor. Thirteen of the 28-member 2016 class are offensive and defensive linemen.
Along with Hudson, Urquidez and Donovan Duvernay, running back Kameron Martin and cornerback Parrish Cobb also received releases from their national letters of intent. Martin has signed with Auburn, while Cobb is considering Oklahoma and others.