Linebacker Yannick Ngakoue from Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C., has decommitted from Maryland.
He told Rivals.com on Sunday he’ll continue to consider Maryland along with South Carolina, Tennessee, Miami and West Virginia.
“I have decided to decommit so I can truly make sure that the school I’m going to will truly be my best decision and comes from my heart,” Ngakoue told Rivals. “There is nothing wrong with Maryland. If it is meant to be then I’ll be attending there next fall.”
Ngakoue told Rivals he’s impressed by the improvement of South Carolina’s program under head coach Steve Spurrier.
“I love that they’re on the come up and the conference that they’re in,” Ngakoue said.
The presence of the SEC could help Tennessee, too. So could the recruiting effort of defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri.
“I have a great relationship with Coach Sal, and I can be used up there with their scheme,” said Ngakoue, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 13 outside linebacker by Rivals.
Ngakoue said he hasn’t scheduled his official visits.