A former Houston Cougars cornerback commit received an offer from the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday evening, as Vista Murrieta (Calif.) prospect Javelin Guidry is the newest defensive back on the Longhorns radar:
The 5’9.5, 180-pounder committed to Houston in May, roughly a month and a half after receiving an offer from the hometown Cougars. In the aftermath of new Texas head coach Tom Herman’s departure, Guidry decommitted from Houston.
With one spot remaining in the secondary for the ‘Horns, the competition is significant and the Guidry offer puts pressure on other targets like Dallas Bishop Dunne cornerback Chevin Calloway to make decisions about where Texas stands.
Following Guidry’s offer, his 247Sports Crystal Ball immediately trended towards the Longhorns, but the question remains whether the staff will take a quick commitment from Guidry or wait for a higher-rated prospect to decide.
Unsurprisingly, Guidry began working towards setting up an official visit after receiving the offer, according to Rivals.
A consensus mid three-star prospect, Guidry is the No. 866 player nationally, the No. 90 cornerback, and the No. 81 player in California, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Originally hailing from Cedar Park, Guidry is an intriguing athlete with a track pedigree — last March, he won the 5A 100m championships with a personal-best of 10.41 seconds.
And, at the Dallas The Opening Regional earlier that year, he was the fastest man in the 40-yard dash, as his 4.35 was only three-tenths of a second behind the nation’s fastest cornerback in The Opening events, Darnay Holmes.
Other offers include Arizona State, Boise State, Iowa State, Oregon State, Washington, and Utah.