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4-star CB Joshua Eaton decommits from Texas

The Houston-area product is the second Longhorns pledge to reopen his recruitment this week.

Joshua Eaton
SB Nation: Joe Hamilton

The 2020 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns took another hit on Friday morning when Aldine Macarthur cornerback Joshua Eaton announced his decommitment:

The 6’2, 175-pounder committed to Texas over Texas A&M and close to 30 other schools in late August after picking up his offer from the Longhorns during a Junior Day back in February.

In recent weeks, however, Eaton took an official visit to Oklahoma — while he said the right things in the aftermath of that trip, there was enough buzz behind the scenes for multiple projections for Eaton to flip his pledge to the Sooners to land in the 247Sports Crystal Ball for Eaton, including five in the last two days.

Texas currently holds cornerback pledges from Kitan Crawford and Ethan Pouncey and is still pursuing Arizona standout Kelee Ringo, though the Horns have lost the significant momentum once possessed with the consensus five-star prospect, who has been considered a heavy Georgia lean since May.

After losing Eaton, a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 340 player nationally, the 2020 recruiting class for Texas dropped to No. 6 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings, but remains No. 1 in the Big 12.