Recruiting battles have always been intense in Texas. But with Baylor’s surge in the Big 12, TCU’s strong entrance into the league and Texas A&M joining the mighty SEC, competition to secure the state’s elite talent has never been greater.
One battle that appeared over is now wide open. Four-star wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon committed to Baylor last July, but on Tuesday, the Houston product announced his decommitment from Art Briles’ program.
The timing of his announcement is certainly interesting. It came one day after the 6-foot-3, 217-pounder visited Texas A&M. He liked it.
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Does it mean Ausbon will move on down on the Brazos? Maybe. Maybe not. His announcement surely put plenty of coaching staffs on notice. Ausbon holds offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU and Nebraska among others.
Ausbon played at two different Houston high schools the last two seasons and has transferred to the Bradenton, Fla., football factory known as IMG Academy.
On Wednesday, Ausbon tweeted a couple of messages, the first telling people who weren’t in his life ‘since day 1’ to keep their opinions to themselves, and then he re-issued his junior season highlight reel.
This is going to be a recruiting tug-of-war to watch. Ausbon made his first big decision to pull away from Baylor. A&M is clearly tugging at him. We’ll just have to see what happens next.