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Once signed with Texas Tech, F Jaylon Tyson changes course, signs with Texas

Jaylon Tyson was going to play for coach Chris Beard, regardless if he’s in Lubbock or Austin.

The 6-foot-6 forward from Plano John Paul II first signed a national letter of intent with Beard at Texas Tech. Once Beard came to Texas, Tyson announced he was committing to the Longhorns.

Texas coach Chris Beard, left, has assembled a roster of six players so far for the 2021-22 season with the addition to Jaylon Tyson.

Tyson signed an athletic scholarship agreement with UT on Wednesday and will join the program for the upcoming season.

Tyson was a first-team all-state pick for the private school and averaged 22.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game last season.

Tyson’s addition comes on the heels of a massive Tuesday for roster management. Returning lettermen Andrew Jones and Jase Febres announced they were coming back for next season. The Horns also picked up commitments from two transfers — Devin Askew (Kentucky) and Timmy Allen (Utah).

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