Kentucky suffers decommitment from cornerback who committed in January
Kentucky lost a member of its 2022 recruiting class on Sunday when cornerback Jeremiah Caldwell announced he would go in a different direction.
Caldwell announced his decision on social media after he thanked BBN for the offer. Caldwell is 6-foot-2 and 177 pounds of Belleville, Michigan. He had 10 known offers, and was rated the No. 11 player in Michigan, and No. 26 athlete in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.
“First I would like to thank the staff at the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to come and play and be a part of their amazing program. When I had committed a few months ago I felt like this was the right choice for me and my family… With a lot of time and thinking… I will be decommiting from the University of Kentucky and making my recruiting back 100% open. Thank you BBN nation for all the support.”
It was unclear if this was related, but when Caldwell committed in January, his primary recruiter was Steve Clinkscale, who has since left Kentucky for Michigan. Chris Collins was hired to replace Clinkscale, but Collins’ main recruiting area is in the south. It was also initially unclear what position Caldwell would play in college.
A three-star recruit, Caldwell picked up several offers after committing to Kentucky. Michigan, Michigan State and Tennessee all offered in recent months. Michigan State has made Caldwell a focal point for its class, Cats Pause reported.
— Jeremiah Caldwell📚 (@j_caldwell7) August 1, 2021