Recruitment is one hundred percent open for one of the top senior defensive-back recruits in the nation. The announcement comes overnight via Twitter. Texas has lost a commitment from one of the states and nation’s, most highly rated and sought-after athletes. Jaylon Guilbeau arguably one of the most talented and physically gifted defensive back recruits in the 2022 class has received a lot of attention this offseason which could have played a part in the de-commitment.
Guilbeau was committed to the longhorns before new head coach Steve Sarkisian and staff took over for the longhorns. Jaylon becomes the second top recruit for the Longhorns to de-commit under Texas’ new head coaching regime from the 2022 cycle, the other coming from top four-star wide-out Evan Stewart. The others he joins from the 2022 class to de-commit have been Southlake Carroll’s five-star QB Quinn Ewers, and three-star wide-receiver Phaizon Wilson.
This leaves a void in that defensive back room for the Longhorns as the only 2022 defensive back is in Denton Ryan’s four-star DB Austin Jordan. Texas has a few others on their recruiting board that they are full-court presses on like four-star defensive back Denver Harris and a few others.
Now the recruitment is back open for Guilbeau what will be next for him? Some could say that TCU has a very high chance of landing the star defensive back and also Texas A&M has entered the conversation after a recent visit to college station. The visit may have had an impact on the de-commitment. Jaylon is the NO.17 ranked defensive back in the nation by 247 sports and ranked NO.29 overall in the state.
The evaluation on Guilbeau is that he has a very impressive, athletically built frame, that is very lean and has a lot of mass. Jaylon definitely doesn’t skip gym day and is a very intimidating presence on that defensive side of the ball. He is very aggressive and physical at the line of scrimmage and can knock receivers off their routes and absolutely shut them down all night. Jaylon is an island all by himself and he can shut down the best of receivers and doesn’t shy away from the competition. I love his competitive nature and will undoubtedly be a star at the next level that can produce right away where ever he goes. He shows some great speed and agility covering the entire field. Awareness is elite and he can get his head around to make some big-time plays on the ball. Jaylon also shows he can come downhill and cover the against the run game just as well as the passing game.