Less than a week after making a verbal pledge to attend Memphis while on an official visit to the school, one of the top junior college players in the country has decided to reopen his recruitment.
College of Southern Idaho guard Ar’Mond Davis announced the news via Twitter Thursday morning, but he also noted that Josh Pastner’s program will remain under consideration. Memphis was the first of three official visits Davis scheduled in late August, with Texas A&M due to host him this weekend and Alabama beginning September 18th. Davis informed NBC Sports that he will be taking those visits at their originally scheduled dates.
In addition to those schools, Missouri and Penn State are among the other high major programs to have shown interest in Davis prior to his commitment to Memphis.
With the 6-foot-6 Tacoma, Washington native having de-committed, Memphis is in the position of not only re-recruiting Davis but also looking at other options on the wing. The Tigers will lose four players, including wings Trahson Burrell and Chris Hawkins, from their perimeter rotation at the end of the 2015-16 season. Memphis has addressed that in part with their 2015 recruiting class, but another scoring option wouldn’t hurt for the 2016-17 campaign.
Davis’ de-commitment leaves Memphis without a verbal commit in the Class of 2016.