Texas A&M Football: Evaluating chances of landing 4-star Jaylon Guilbeau

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Earlier this week, the Texas A&M Football team snuck into the top-3 for an elite 2022 cornerback prospect. That prospect is Jaylon Guilbeau, a top-100 player in the 2022 class and 247Sports’ 13th-ranked cornerback prospect.

Jimbo Fisher has already been hitting the secondary hard in the 2022 cycle, with four commits. These commits include S Bryce Anderson, CB Bobby Taylor, S Jarred Kerr, and ATH Deyon “Smoke” Bouie. Bringing in Guilbeau could make things interesting within Texas A&M’s roster.

Guilbeau was committed to Texas for over a year and a half, making him the Longhorns’ longest-tenured commit in their 2022 class before he decommitted in July.

The Texas A&M Football team became one of two favorites after Guilbeau’s decommitment from Texas

Thankfully for Texas A&M, their program is in the running for virtually every high-end recruiting prospect in the state of Texas. Jaylon Guilbeau was no exception to this.

Immediately after he decommitted from Texas, two teams emerged as favorites to land the Port Arther defensive back. Those teams are TCU and Texas A&M. Guilbeau took a visit to TCU back in January and would take a later unofficial visit to Aggieland in June. He’d visit again in July.

Shortly after, he would decommit from Texas and release a new top three schools. That happened earlier this week via Hayes Fawcett’s Twitter account.

Those schools in his top three were unsurprising, though they still gave Texas A&M Football fans a boost of confidence. Listed, you’ll see the Texas Longhorns, where he was originally committed, the TCU Horned Frogs, and the Texas A&M Aggies, marking the start of another three-school in-state recruiting battle.

Guilbeau hasn’t leaked much information on his plans, so the only direction to turn here is 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions. So far, it seems like TCU is slightly favored over Texas A&M, as there are two predictions that the cornerback will land in Fort Worth. The other prediction remains with the Texas Longhorns.

That said, 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions are far from reliable. The Aggies are still in this, and barring any new information, should be considered the second-favorite. Some may even consider Texas A&M to be the frontrunner right now.

Even though A&M already has a pair of cornerback commits, Guilbeau would be a strong addition to the class. At 5-11.5 with a 6-2 wingspan, the Memorial high school defensive back has the ideal size for a corner. He’s a physical defender who is willing to get into it with receivers to make a play. He’s a solid track athlete with room to build muscle mass in order to fit in at the SEC level.

As most Texas A&M offered players, Guilbeau’s offer sheet speaks for itself, with scholarships from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, USC, and a handful of other elite programs. The kid had the option to play virtually anywhere he wanted.

It’s unclear when he is going to commit but this could be a huge pickup to top off Fisher’s 2022 class.