The recruiting fallout for the Texas Longhorns continued in the 2022 class on Thursday with the decommitment announcement from Lancaster wide receiver Phaizon Wilson, who announced his decision on Twitter.
Respect it pic.twitter.com/fsvwLNjUew— phaizon “new york” wilson (aka showtime) (@WilsonPhaizon) October 29, 2020
The 6’4, 210-pounder picked up his offer from the Longhorns back in April despite the fact that he played sparingly as a sophomore thanks to a talented and experienced wide receivers corps at Lancaster.
At that point, Wilson had already picked up offers from schools like Texas Tech, Kansas, Florida, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, and Ole Miss. Alabama offered shortly after Texas, with Texas A&M and Auburn joining the fold before Wilson’s pledge in late July.
With the subsequent pledges of No. 1 pro-style quarterback Quinn Ewers and Port Arthur Memorial cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau, a consensus four-star prospect, Texas was picking up momentum in the 2022 recruiting class and looked poise to capitalize on it with Ewers leading the way.
But Ewers decommitted on Wednesday, Wilson decommitted on Thursday, and Guilbeau made it known publicly that he’s considering his options. With the on-field struggles and the recent decommitment of Denton Ryan athlete Billy Bowman from the 2021 recruiting class, there could be more attrition coming for head coach Tom Herman and his staff.
So recruiting could quickly become an outright disaster across two classes unless Texas can somehow get this exodus under control. And quickly.