Baylor should be fine in 2016. But there’s a real chance the Bears’ 2017, 2018 and 2019 chances could implode before the calendar even arrives.
Baylor’s 2017 class currently consists of one name, and its 17th-ranked 2016 haul is in the process of actively disintegrating. Or, at least trying to disintegrate. Running back Kameron Martin, offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, wide receiver Devin Duvernay, offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez and defensive back Parish Cobb have requested their release from the program, to varying degrees of success.
And now wide receiver signee Tren'Davian Dickson has joined them.
According to reports from 247Sports and ESPN, Dickson has asked for his release from Baylor and the school has granted it — with a condition. Since Dickson arrived in Waco in January, he will have to sit out the 2016 season. Baylor has granted him permission to ply his craft at any college football program outside the Big 12.
A native of Navasota, Texas, Dickson set a national high school record with 39 touchdown catches as a junior in 2014. He committed to Baylor as a sophomore, then flipped to Texas before flipping back to Baylor in November.