Holiday decommit: Kentucky loses pledge from one of the program's highest-rated commitments
Kentucky’s current recruiting class took a hit over the holiday as Euclid, Ohio native Armond Scott announced his decision to back off his commitment to Mark Stoops’ program.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Euclid High School standout had been committed to Kentucky since May. Prior to his decision to back off his commitment to Kentucky, Scott rated as the fifth highest-rated prospect committed to Kentucky in the 2021 recruiting cycle and was set to help the Wildcats at a huge position of need.
Scott is currently rated as a three-star receiver, a top 500 overall recruit and the No. 74 receiver in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings.
On Thanksgiving, Scott issued the following update on his recruitment:
“After having a deep conversation and reconsidering my commitment, my family and I felt as if it was best for me to reopen my recruitment for many reasons. I would like to thank Coach Marrow, Coach Stoops and the Kentucky football staff for giving me the opportunity to come play at Kentucky, but at this time, I will be reopening my recruitment. Thank you, BBN for everything.”
On the bright side for Kentucky, the program still holds commitments from three receivers, all of which rank among the top five in terms of highest-rated prospects currently committed to the Wildcats.