As of the evening of May 16, the 2021 Texas football recruiting class is out of the running to land 4-Star CB target Jaylin Davies.
A weekend that brought mostly positives results for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class at the outset could continue to be a roller coaster ride for head coach Tom Herman through the end of the day on May 17. On the evening of May 16, Herman and his Texas coaching staff figured out they were out of the running to land a commitment from key highly touted four-star Mater Dei cornerback target Jaylin Davies.
Since cornerback is a position of need for the Texas Longhorns football program in their 2021 recruiting class, potentially missing out on a commitment from the California native Davies could be costly. Texas was included amid his latest round of finalist cuts prior to cutting down his list to four.
On May 16, Davis did cut his finalist list of schools from seven down to four. Both of the finalist groups were announced on his Twitter timeline over the course of the last two months.
Davies had announced his top seven finalists back on March 23. And the four schools he cut since then with his latest announcement were the Longhorns, Alabama Crimson Tide, UCLA Bruins, and Washington Huskies. He did since add the Oregon Ducks to his finalist schools, as they appeared in his top four.
The other three schools still in the running to land Davies includes the Ohio State Buckeyes, USC Trojans, and Arizona State Sun Devils. To little surprise, this west coast product is mostly interested in PAC-12 schools at this point in time.
Moreover, Davies ranks as the nation’s No. 100 2021 high school prospect, No. 10 cornerback, and No. 11 prospect out of California (247Sports Composite). Other key schools that sent him scholarship offers but he cut includes the Auburn Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Michigan Wolverines, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma Sooners, and Utah Utes.
Texas had originally sent their offer to Davies back on Feb. 12. That was the most recent offer that Davies got prior to his two latest round of finalist cuts. But for now, Texas will have to turn their attention elsewhere for help at the cornerback position in the 2021 class.