Another elite talent is now on board with Tom Herman’s 2022 class, as Port Arthur Memorial cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns on Saturday afternoon.
The four-star talent picked Texas over 15 other options, but to make for an interesting twist in this recruitment, though, Guilbeau — long considered a Longhorns lean entering the final stretch of his recruitment — left Texas off of his top five in early September, announcing Alabama, Oregon, Texas A&M, Penn State, and LSU as his final options.
For obvious reasons, here was some speculation at the time as to whether or not Texas was really out of the mix here, and of course, it wasn’t. Just two weeks later, Guilbeau isn’t committed to any of his top five programs, but rather, Texas.
Now pledged to Texas, where he’ll ultimately re-join a current teammate in four-star 2021 weak-side defensive end Jordan Thomas, Guilbeau becomes the third addition to what’s expected to be another loaded class, joining five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers and four-star receiver Phaizon Wilson.
A 2022 All-American Bowl selection, Guilbeau has a verified shuttle of 4.3 and a notable wingspan of 6’2, though his 40-yard dash time is recorded as 4.82. However, Guilbeau’s a two-sport athlete who also runs track, so there’s some evidence for upside and improvement there.
The 5’11.5, 175-pound Guilbeau is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 144 player overall and as the No. 15 cornerback, per the 247Sports Composite.