In a move that had been a couple of weeks in the making, Rockledge (FL) 3-star ATH Ladarius Tennison decommitted from Miami on Monday afternoon.
Support My Decision ‼️‼️ Thanking The Miami Family ✋ And The Lord ‼️ pic.twitter.com/lJQdMJu4Cy— Ladarius S. Tennison (@almighty__Tenn5) April 8, 2019
Miami had recruited the 5’9” 193lb Tennison as a Safety, and had favorably compared him to former Captain Jaquan Johnson in terms of size and skill at the position. Tennison, who doubles as a running back in HS, had a standout performance at last year’s Paradise Camp which shot him up Miami’s recruiting board, and was one of the first players Miami took at DB in this class.
The elephant in the room here is the Clemson offer Tennison recently garnered. Once that broke, and based upon his reaction to that offer, the signs were pointing heavily to Tennison decommitting from Miami and turning his attention to the defending National Champions. Tennison recently spent time at both Clemson and North Carolina prior to today’s decommitment.
With Tennison now departed this year’s recruiting class, Miami has 11 commits, 3 of whom — Homestead (FL) South Dade teammates CB Jaiden Francois and S Keshawn Washington, and Amite (LA) DB Daran Branch — play defensive back positions. Miami’s 2020 recruiting class drops from 3rd to 4th nationally after this decommitment.
Decommitments happen (seemingly moreso for Miami that other schools) but the show goes on.
We wish Ladarius Tennison the best in his future endeavors.
More on Miami recruiting in the coming days.