The 2020 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns took a significant hit on Thursday with the decommitment of Winter Park (Fla.) cornerback Ethan Pouncey, who announced his decision on Twitter:
All I ask is you respect my decision pic.twitter.com/INsD07RyiC— EVP (@EthanPouncey) October 31, 2019
The discussions in the Pouncey family likely involved Ethan’s older brother, Jordan, who is a sophomore wide receiver from the Longhorns — Jordan is reportedly set to enter the Transfer Portal and intends to leave the Forty Acres.
And this was always the concern with the younger Pouncey as his older brother was passed on the depth chart by younger players in each of the last two seasons for playing time at slot receiver. Last year it was Joshua Moore, who is currently suspended. This year it’s Jake Smith.
Ethan Pouncey is a consensus four-star prospect who is ranked as the No. 152 player nationally and the No. 10 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. After picking up his offer in early June, he decided to the Longhorns less than two months later.
With the recent decommitment of Aldine Macarthur cornerback Joshua Eaton recently, Texas is now down to one cornerback pledge in the class — Tyler John Tyler’s Kitan Crawford. Since Arizona product Kelee Ringo is the only uncommitted cornerback with an offer from and current interest in the Horns, expect cornerbacks coach Jason Washington to send out a few new offers in the coming weeks.