What's next for Texas's 2026 RB class post-Guillory decommit

Class of 2026 running back from Aledo Raycine Guillory decommits from Texas after committing to the Longhorns in January of this year. Guillory was initially the first commit in the 2026 class for Texas. Guillory is ranked as the No. 21 running back in the nation and the No. 39 overall prospect in the state of Texas in the 2026 class according to 247Sports.
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Four-star Raycine Guillory, the electrifying running back from Aledo High School, has stirred the college football recruiting scene by decommitting from Texas football. Guillory, considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2026, is now back on the market, reopening his recruitment to other potential suitors.

How does Texas football's 2026 RB priority board look this summer?

Guillory gave the Longhorns a verbal commitment in January at a Junior Day event in Austin.

Guillory's initial commitment to the University of Texas was seen as great pick up for the Longhorns. His decision to join the program was expected to bolster their 2026 recruiting class significantly, given his potential. However, his recent decision to decommit has shifted the landscape, creating new opportunities for other programs to pursue him.

Raycine Guillory is one of the top players in his class nationally

Guillory has established himself as a formidable force on the field. His combination of size, power, and athleticism makes him a unique talent. Throughout his high school career, Guillory has consistently demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure, showcasing a rare combination of speed, strength, and vision. He is a two time state champion at Aledo and he has been a key cog in the Bearcats offense.

During his sophomore season at Aledo, Guillory rushed for over 1,236 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.

His ability to break tackles and gain extra yardage after contact makes him a difficult player to bring down. Guillory's agility and quick decision-making allow him to navigate through tight defenses, finding seams and exploiting gaps effectively. His versatility extends beyond the running game. He is a reliable receiver out of the backfield, with excellent hands and route-running skills that add another dimension to his game.

Which Running Back Prospects are on the Longhorns radar?

With Guillory decommitting, Texas will have several other top running back prospects in the 2026 class to turn their attention to on their recruiting boards. Tradarian Ball from Texas High in Texarkana is a player who is highly regarded by the Longhorns staff. Ball is a 5-foot-11 and 185-pound speedster who runs with power and is a home threat with the football in his hands.

Ball had a monster sophomore season, rushing for 1,285 yards and 12 TDs on 7.0 yards per carry while adding 24 receptions for 400 yards and 6 TDs.

Javian Osborne from Forney, has taken visits to Austin and has been one the top targets in the 2026 class that Texas is high on. Texas offered Osborne back in November and he seen his stock on the recruiting trail rise after a stellar sophomore season.

Osborne is a powerful runner with the speed and elusiveness to get north in a hurry and make big plays. He rushed for 2,231 yards and 39 TDs on 7.69 yards per carry while hauling 15 receptions for 181 yards and 2 TDs.

Carthage star running back KJ Edwards is one the top players in the state in the class of 2026, and he has been on the Longhorn's radar. At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Edwards has the combination of speed and quickness that has made him one of the heavily sought-after recruits.

He is a home run threat who can strike from any down and distance. He ran for 1,706 yards and 24 TDs on 10.09 yards per carry as a sophomore.

While the Longhorns lose one of the top rushers in Guillory, the talent at running back on the Texas recruiting board remains strong. The Longhorns will continue to pursue Guillory, recognizing his immense potential and the possibility of re-securing his commitment.

Additionally, Texas is actively recruiting other top prospects such as Ball, Edwards, and Osborne. These players have shown great promise and could fill the gap left by Guillory’s decommitment.

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