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Jaylon Guilbeau abandons Texas Longhorns commitment

Jaylon Guilbeau, Texas Longhorns

The Texas Longhorns just lost a 2022 commitment in four-star cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau.

Guilbeau had been the longest-standing commit for 2022, first pledging to the school when former head coach Tom Herman was in place. Herman was fired right at the start of 2021, getting replaced by Steve Sarkisian.

Guilbeau was the only commit in the class who had committed to Herman, and he had been thinking about decommitting for a while. The youngster finally pulled the trigger on Wednesday night.

Via Horns247: 

“I would like to start off by thanking all of my friends, mentors, coaches and loved ones,” Jaylon Guilbeau said in his statement. “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 best interest to reopen my recruitment and decommit from the University of Texas. Please respect my decision. Thank you #HookEm coaching staff and fans for everything.”

Jaylon Guilbeau is from Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas. He ranks 89th nationally in the 2022 class, per 247Sports, with the 247Sports Composite ranking placing him at No. 152.

The cornerback is the second player to decommit from Texas under Sarkisian. The Longhorns now only have one cornerback committed for 2022, so Sarkisian will surely go to work on getting more help at the position.

Texas went 7-3 in the shortened 2020 season. The powerhouse school hasn’t been in the national title conversation since the 2009 season, and it’s up to Sarkisian to get them back to that level. There have been rumors about a potential move to the SEC, but it’s unclear if that will happen.