J.P. Urquidez is still hoping the best is yet to come in his Texas Longhorns career.

Since signing with Texas out of Copperas Cove High as a top-rated prospect in 2016, Urquidez has played in just two games for the currently No. 19 ranked Longhorns.

Urquidez’s plan for having a greater impact calls for him adding more mass and muscle to his 6-foot-6, 295-pound frame.

The two-time all-state and three-time all-district high school honoree has long shown himself to be capable. A three-year starter at Copperas, he was named an All-Area Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year and one of five offensive linemen named “Tops in Texas.”

Urquidez starred at Copperas under veteran coach Jack Welch. He originally signed with Baylor before being granted a release, allowing him to play for the Longhorns.

Currently 6-3, Texas ends the regular season with road games against Texas Tech and Kansas and a home tussle with No. 22 ranked Iowa State.


Texas to Implement Buoy Border Barriers

“Ultimately, static barriers alone will not solve the problem of crossings between ports of entry,” said Chris Russo, president of Texans for Strong Borders.