Longhorns officially add Duvernay and Urquidez


Texas’ 2016 signing class continues to grow.

The program announced Monday that it has added two more late signees in tackle J.P. Urquidez and defensive back Donovan Duvernay. They are expected to join the team this summer, according to Texas athletics.

Both players signed financial aid agreements with Texas after being released from their scholarships at Baylor University. The school has released seven commits from its 2016 class after firing head coach Art Briles in May in the wake of several sexual assault allegations against players.

Urquidez ranks as the No. 22 tackle class of 2016, according to 247sports. He was an All-State selection in both Maryland and Texas playing for Copperas Cove High School for three seasons and DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland for one season.

Duvernay — fellow Texas signee Devin Duvernay’s brother — ranks as the No. 61 athlete, according to 247sports. He earned All-District honors as a junior playing at Sachse High School.

The Longhorns’ 2016 class now ranks No. 8, according to 247sports. The class finished at No. 11 on National Signing Day in February.