Even on a day when Texas football won it still somehow found a way to lose.
Early Friday morning the Longhorns faced off against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Given the embarrassing run that Texas had been on since the Oklahoma game, nobody was expecting much out of Steve Sarkisian and Co. Shockingly, the Longhorns found a way to play decently throughout and eventually pulled off a 22-17 victory.
Unfortunately, the celebrations didn’t last long.
As it turns out, midway through Friday’s game, Lewisville High School four-star wide receiver prospect Armani Winfield opted to decommit from Texas.
— Armani”BADGUY”Winfield (@armani_winfield) November 26, 2021
In January 2021 Winfield became the original Sarkisian commitment, signing on shortly after Texas announced him as the program’s head football coach. Clearly and understandably, his confidence has since waivered.
Winfield is now the Longhorns’ sixth decommitment from the 2022 recruiting class.
Given all the troubling reports that have emerged from Texas over the past season, including most recently that players are being played based on race, youngsters can hardly be faulted for approaching the program with caution.
That’s one way to celebrate divorcing Johnny Manziel. https://t.co/jQ28nDRqn1
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 24, 2021
Will the Longhorns eventually at some point be able win back the trust and minds of young recruits across the nation? Time will tell.
But for now – clearly the program has a lot of work to do in that regard.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.