UK FOOTBALL | 5-star recruit Jermaine Eskridge decommits

11/10/2015 06:35 PM

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TAMPA BAY, FL — Kentucky Football’s 2018 recruiting class is back to empty after a five-star wide receiver decommitted from the Wildcats Wednesday afternoon.

Jermaine Eskridge, a highly-touted prospect from the Class of 2018, verbally committed to Kentucky in July but took to Twitter to announce he has reopened his recruitment:

  • “I would like to thank Coach Scott, Coach Dawson and the entire Kentucky staff for everything y’all have done for me, “ Eskridge wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to decommit from the University of Kentucky. As of today, Nov. 10 I have reopened my recruiting process.”

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Jefferson High School star verbally committed to Kentucky in July before he had even started his sophomore year, making his decision to reopen the recruiting process not much of surprise:

Recruiting site 247Sports gives Eskridge a “composite” five-star rating. Scout.com ranks him as a four-star prospect. He also already holds scholarship offers from many of the top FBS programs, including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, and Louisville.

Eskridge’s departures leaves Kentucky with zero remaining commitments for the 2018 recruiting class, but UK’s 2016 and 2017 classes are currently ranked No. 17 and No. 7 in the nation, respectively.

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