Four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos has decommitted from Ohio State's recruiting class of 2020, he posted on Twitter.
Please respect my decision... pic.twitter.com/xU3YyIcqkE— Lejond Cavazos (@lejondaryy) December 4, 2018
The 6-0, 186 pound safety committed to the Buckeyes back in July over other offers from programs such as Miami, Florida State, Penn State, and Notre Dame. He visited Georgia on Nov. 10, suggesting that the Bulldogs could have a good chance in the long run.
The retirement of Urban Meyer, and the subsequent uncertainty surrounding the future of the program, certainly played into Cavazos' decision to open things back up.
"I am very shocked about it, but I wish Coach Meyer everlasting success cause he’s a GOAT," Cavazos told Eleven Warriors on Tuesday morning when asked for his reaction to Meyer's retirement.
Cavazos is the first player to announce a decommitment from Ohio State since Meyer announced his retirement on Tuesday morning.
In his announcement on Twitter, Cavazos said Ohio State "will remain a top school of mine, but I feel the need to explore my options and take a closer look at other Universities."
Cavazos was the second commitment in Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class, and the only defensive back.