All-American Terrance Ferguson, who was set to be the crown jewel of Avery Johnson’s recruiting class at Alabama, has backed off his commitment, his coach told Scout.com.
Ferguson, a five-star 6-6 guard at Advanced Prep (Dallas) committed to Alabama in mid-August and took an unofficial visit to campus last weekend. Ferguson is ranked as the No. 13 player in the Class of 2016 by Scout.com.
“He’s opening back up his recruitment just based off of him losing his grandmother a month ago,” API coach Ray Forsett told Scout. “He wants to make the right decision. He’s very much still interested in going to Alabama, but he wants to pray about it and make sure he’s making the right decision.”
Forsett denied that academics played a role in the decision and said Ferguson was in good academic standing.