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US Army All-American S Tim Irvin flips from Texas to Auburn

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T-Rob wins.

Tim Irvin at the Army Bowl
Tim Irvin at the Army Bowl
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

Whatever hope might have existed as a result of the fact that Miami (Fla.) Westminster safety Tim Irvin hadn't flipped his commitment from the Texas Longhorns to the Auburn Tigers by Sunday morning was nullified quickly by the news that the 2015 US Army All-American switched his pledge to the Tigers.

The 5'9, 194-pounder committed to Texas at the Army Bowl on January 3, but his connections to new Auburn defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson were eventually too much for the Longhorns to overcome once the Tigers managed to get the consensus four-star prospect on campus.

After clearly committing to the Auburn coaching staff instead of the school, one can only hope that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and Robinson will remain there until Irvin exhausts his eligibility, though the odds don't seem high.

For the Longhorns, it was the second decommitment in as many days, as Burton athlete Louis Brown decided to reopen his own recruitment on Saturday after an official visit to Austin that was expected to be little more than a formality in solidifying his pledge.

And there could be more in the coming days, as Miami (Fla.) Booker T Washington cornerback Davante Davis visited Miami this weekend and will visit Florida next weekend. He's thought to be the member of the Florida Five most closely connected to Irvin, so the loss of Irvin could trigger the loss of Davis as well.

Losing both would be a significant hit to the 2015 defensive back class, as Irvin was expected to come in and compete for the starting nickel job, while Davis would add depth to a group of cornerbacks with little experience past senior Duke Thomas.

Texas now has 24 commitments in the 2015 class, which gained two open spots over the weekend, but lost the top-10 ranking achieved with the flurry of pledges between late December and early January.