The Texas Longhorns suffered a loss last Saturday when TCU left town with a victory. Tom Herman’s program suffered another loss heading into the Oklahoma game on Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. decommitted from the Longhorns. The Denton Ryan product was the second-highest rated commitment in Texas’ current 2021 class, trailing five-star teammate Ja’Tavion Sanders. Bowman announced his decision to reopen his recruitment on Twitter.
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“I’ve decided to step back (to) analyze my future and goals,” Bowman posted. “I want to thank everyone at the University of Texas for recruiting and believing in me. I will be decommitting and re-opening my recruitment.”
Bowman is ranked fourth on the 2021 Fabulous 55. He’s a borderline five-star athlete ranking inside the top-50 nationally on the 247Sports composite ranking. He starts at wide receiver and safety for Denton Ryan. The loss of Bowman dropped Texas’ recruiting class to 17th in the nation. The Longhorns hold 17 commitments.
|PLAYER||POS.||HIGH SCHOOL||STARS||COMMITMENT DATE|
|Hayden Conner||OT||Katy Taylor||4||July 23 (2019)|
|Juan Davis||WR/TE||Everman||3||July 26 (2019)|
|Derrick Harris Jr.||DE||New Caney||4||Aug. 3 (2019)|
|Ja'Tavion Sanders||ATH||Denton Ryan||5||Sept. 8 (2019)|
|Jordon Thomas||DE||Port Arthur Memorial||4||May 2|
|Morice Blackwell||OLB||Arlington Martin||4||May 10|
|Jonathon Brooks||RB||Hallettsville||3||May 15|
|Casey Cain||WR||Warren Easton (La.)||3||May 15|
|Isaac Pearson||P||ProKick Austrailia||NR||May 29|
|Ishmael Ibraheem||CB||Dallas Kimball||4||June 15|
|JD Coffey||S||Kennedale||4||June 15|
|Jamier Johnson||CB||John Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)||4||July 3|
|Gunnar Helm||TE||Cherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)||3||July 27|
|Michael Myslinski||C||Bishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)||3||Aug. 6|
|Jaden Alexis||WR||Monarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)||3||Aug. 8|
|Charles Wright||QB||Austin||3||Aug. 22|
|Max Merril||OT||Strake Jesuit||3||Sept. 25|
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