Four-star wide receiver Devin Duvernay is free to sign with another program after Baylor dropped the ball with his National Letter of Intent.
One day after it was reported that seven signees from Baylor’s 2016 recruiting class asked for releases from their National Letters of Intent, it has now been announced that one Bears recruit is legitimately able to sign elsewhere.
Four-star prospect Devin Duvernay, the nation’s No. 4 wide receiver and No. 41 overall player from the 2016 cycle, is free to sign with another program due to a mistake with his NLI, according to ESPN.
A Baylor spokesman confirmed the university didn’t send Duvernay’s NLI paperwork into the Big 12 offices.
NLI provisions state that Baylor was required to submit the NLI to the conference office within 14 days of the final signature.
Before he “signed” with the Bears, Duvernay was being recruited by power programs like Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
He originally committed to Baylor in November, but Duvernay did visit the Crimson Tide in October and the Buckeyes in September. So, it would appear Urban Meyer and Nick Saban may have an upper hand on the competition at this point.
The error with Duvernay’s NLI was uncovered by his father, Henry, while he was preparing to submit his son’s request for a release from the NLI. Duvernay’s twin brother, Donovan, also signed with Baylor as a 3-star athlete in the 2016 cycle.
The Duvernay family has already submitted Donovan’s paperwork to request a release from his NLI.
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