Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha's recent Texas transplant is hoping to play his college football back in his home state. Offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez has named a top five and two stand out among the rest.
"I just want to go back and play in Texas," said the 6-foot-6, 293-pound Urquidez. "Texas and Baylor are my top two just because of the way I feel about them. I've loved Texas my whole life and Baylor is hot right now with coach Briles. He's a great coach, they're getting a new stadium and everything is going up over there. It's a great place to be right now.
"I know coach Strong and seeing his resume is impressive," he said. "He was at Florida when they were winning championships and he's a great defensive coach. As a head coach, Texas has enough defensive playmakers for him to throw together a good defense. He did great at Louisville and I think he can bring the best back to Texas."
The three other schools Urquidez is considering still have a solid chance at landing his commitment.
"Penn State is number three for me right now," Urquidez said. "After that is LSU and Florida State. My top two, the two that stand out are Texas and Baylor. There isn't a leader. Then it is Penn State, LSU and Florida State."
Urquidez says a commitment could come at any time.
"I don't really have a timeline," he said. "I feel like I could make the call whenever right now."
Urquidez camped at Texas in July.