3 standouts from Texas's second spring scrimmage today

The second of two spring scrimmage before the Orange-White Game on April 20 was held this weekend.
Malik Muhammad, Texas football
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Jaylon Guilbeau, Texas football
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Jaylon Guilbeau, DB

On Texas Football's Bobby Burton reported that one of the strongest performances in today's scrimmage on the defensive side of the ball for the Longhorns came from junior defensive back Jaylon Guilbeau. It sounds like Guilbeau was active in coverage and held his own with the first-team defense at the STAR position.

A couple of scrimmage reports note that Guilbeau helped the secondary get at least one pass breakup while the offense was struggling to find a rhythm early in the scrimmage.

This strong outing from Guilbeau in this weekend's scrimmage further cements the notion that he is the deserving starter at the nickel position entering summer workouts and preseason camp. Guilbeau has been one of the biggest risers this spring. His strong showing this spring has put Sarkisian and staff on notice.

"He's had a tremendous spring. He's back, is kind of how I joked with him the other day. He's playing fast. He's physical. He's understanding his angles better and STAR is as difficult a position as any on defense, but most notably ours."

With Guilbeau playing so well at the star position this spring, the Longhorns have been able to cross train senior defensive back Jahdae Barron at corner in team drills and the two scrimmages.

If Guilbeau keeps looking the part this offseason while taking the first-team nickel reps in practice, starting Barron at field corner could make the most sense to give Texas its group of five best starters in the secondary this fall.