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Evening Updates: Chafin Dismissed, Seven ask out of LOIs

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As Chuck Carlton reports, Devin Chafin is off the team:

Seven guys plan to ask out of their LOIs, according to Jeremey Crabtree of ESPN:

Baylor's class that signed in February ranked as the best in school history, butPatrick HudsonJ.P. UrquidezJared AtkinsonKameron MartinParrish Cobband Donovan Duvernay have already requested releases from the letters of intent that bind them to the university, sources close to all seven confirmed.

Fellow signee Devin Duvernay, the No. 3 receiver in the ESPN 300 and the top prospect in Baylor's class, intends to request his release and is close to completing that process.

ESPN lays out the process for asking out of a LOI. At this time, it's unknown what Baylor will do.

National Letter of Intent director Susan Peal said signees are "bound by the provisions of the NLI" during coaching changes because they signed the document with the institution, not for a particular sport or coach, and it's not uncommon for coaches to leave their position.

Baylor has a 30-day deadline to respond to each recruit's request for a release. The school can grant a complete release or no release. It can also decide whether to lift the recruiting ban that prohibits contact between the recruit and coaches at other schools.

Kellen Mond officially decommitted, which was not surprising. Baylor is now down to just one commitment for the 2017 class, which is expected given the uncertainty about the next head coach. The important thing for getting a respectable 2017 class will be how well the team does this season and handles hiring the next head coach.

Baker Mayfield will end his Big 12 career this season as David Ubben explains: