4 Texas football players that shined in the first fall scrimmage

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Jaylon Guilbeau, CB

Texas will need some of the younger defensive backs, especially at the cornerback position, to step up for this secondary to improve in terms of depth this season. Cornerback is set in terms of the projected starters in fall camp in super senior D’Shawn Jamison and the former Ohio State Buckeyes transfer/redshirt sophomore Ryan Watts.

But there is some looming uncertainty surrounding the two-deep in the cornerback room behind the projected starting duo of Jamison and Watts.

And here’s where someone such as the former four-star Memorial recruit and true freshman corner Jaylon Guilbeau stepping up in the first fall scrimmage on Aug. 13 is so crucial. Guilbeau could be a candidate to either land a backup spot on the two-deep at corner or star this fall.

Moreover, a notable nugget here is that Guilbeau at least spent some of this first fall scrimmage playing with the ones at the star position. This would likely be due to some type of injury or non-football-related precaution for the Longhorns with junior defensive back Jahdae Barron.

Nonetheless, this is still a significant development for Guilbeau to be playing so well in camp, regardless of whether he gets reps at corner or star.

For the time being, though, the Longhorns faithful should be excited about what’s to come from Guilbeau. He apparently was one of the best freshmen in this scrimmage. And it sounds like he was able to make some big plays on the day, including at least one pass breakup and a couple of key tackles.