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CB Renardo Green Decommits from FSU (UPDATE)

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3-star cornerback Renardo Green announced on Tuesday morning that he was stepping away from his Florida State commitment and reopening his recruitment.

Green was one of the first commits of the 2019 class back in April. He’s from nearby Apopka, Florida where he plays at Wekiva High School.

Green is ranked as the 46th cornerback in the nation and 453rd prospect overall, according to the 247Sports Composite. While his ranking was a bit lower than the rest of the class, FSU liked him for his speed and jamming ability at the line. He certainly fit in the Seminoles’ system and they liked how he projected at cornerback.

His recruitment took a turn in June when the Ohio State Buckeyes began showing interest. They offered him and convinced him to schedule an official visit up to Columbus in November. Since then, FSU has been in a tight battle with the Buckeyes to keep Green committed. The slow start to the season may have been enough to convince Green that he should look elsewhere before deciding.

The departure of Green leaves two cornerbacks committed: 5-star Akeem Dent and 4-star Travis Jay. The Seminoles took three cornerbacks last year, and they would like to do it again for the 2019 class. It’s likely that another name will pop up soon as a replacement.

Update (10:45 p.m.): Turns out that Green’s de-commitment was short-lived. According to the 247Sports FSU site, Green has rejoined the 2019 class after a discussion with both his family and the coaches. It’s an odd twist in the saga, but the staff is certainly happier with Green in rather than out.

Clint Eiland is the Lead Writer for The Daily Nole. You can follow him on Twitter @ClintEiland.

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