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4-star CB Jaylon Guilbeau decommits from Texas

The longtime pledge has reopened his recruitment.

Jaylon Guilbeau

The Texas Longhorns recruiting class took a hit late Wednesday evening when Port Arthur Memorial cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau announced his decommitment.

A consensus four-star prospect, Guilbeau received his offer from the Longhorns in February of 2020 and committed to former head coach Tom Herman and his staff last September.

As Texas struggled through the 2020 season, including the decommitment of star quarterback Quinn Ewers, Guilbeau publicly wavered with his pledge. But he initially stuck with it despite continuing to receive other offers.

When the dead period lifted in June, Guilbeau took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M and then an official visit to Austin that allowed him to meet with new head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff for the first time.

The hope at the time was that the official visit would secure Guilbeau’s commitment, but it wasn’t enough and TCU is now emerging as the favorite with two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for the Horned Frogs on Thursday in the immediate aftermath of Guilbeau’s decision.

Guilbeau is ranked as the No. 152 prospect nationally and the No. 17 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. His recommitment leave the Horns with two commitments from defensive backs in the 2022 class — Aledo’s BJ Allen and Denton Ryan’s Austin Jordan.