Reports: Texas A&M to lose nation's top TE prospect Baylor Cupp for 2nd straight season
Texas A&M tight end Baylor Cupp will miss a second straight season in College Station due to another injury.
Cupp dislocated his shoulder and tore his labrum during fall practice and has already had surgery, according to his mother.
“He had surgery this morning and it went good,” Shyrell Hebert Cupp said on Facebook. “Prayers appreciated for complete healing.”
This marks the second straight year Cupp will miss a season for the Aggies. Last year, Cupp broke his ankle in the first fall scrimmage after looking like he would make an impact as a freshman.
Cupp entered Texas A&M has the nation’s top tight end prospect in the class of 2019. He was rated a 4-star prospect and was ranked as the nation’s No. 53 overall prospect, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound pass catcher was slated to help make tight end one of Texas A&M’s top positions this season alongside Jalen Wydermyer.
Following Cupp’s injury, Max Wright likely steps into a much larger role at the position for Jimbo Fisher’s offense.
Due to the current climate of COVID-19 and the NCAA’s new announcements, Cupp will return in 2021 as a redshirt freshman because eligibility won’t be counted in 2020.
Texas A&M is scheduled to open the season against Vanderbilt on September 26.