Texas seemed to be trending in a positive direction within its defensive back class over the past week. Four-star cornerback/safety Austin Jordan committed over the weekend, while four-star safety Bryce Anderson is expected to visit on July 30.
Early Thursday morning, Terry Joseph’s first recruiting cycle inevitably received some negative news.
Four-star cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau has announced his decommitment from Texas. He was the longest-tenured Longhorn commit, dating back to the Tom Herman days.
You can read his statement via Twitter here:
I would lke to start off by thanking all of my friends, mentors, coaches, and loved ones. But none of this would be possible without the trust in the Lord.
After careful consideration with my family and countless hours of prayer, I have decided that it is in my interest to reopen my recruitment and decommit from the University of Texas.
Please respoect my decsision. Than you $Hookem coaching staff and fans for everything.
Corinthians 5:7 – For we walk by faith, not by sight
Two in-state schools are surely going to be in hot pursuit of Guilbeau in TCU and Texas A&M. Both were able to host the four-star cornerback on visits during the month of June.
Nick Harris of Horns247 has already put in a crystal ball prediction for Guilbeau to end up a Horned Frog. Anytime Gary Patterson is going after an in-state defensive player, you know he is a good one.
The cornerback could end up being a major miss by Steve Sarkisian and his staff.
On the 247Sports composite, Guilbeau ranks as the No. 152 player and the No. 17 cornerback in the country. Within the state of Texas, the four-star breaks the top 30 prospects at No. 29.