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For the past few weeks, rumors have been swirling that five-star prospect Tyler Dorsey might be having second thoughts about Arizona. Saturday morning, Dorsey made things official.
Currently ranked the No. 7 player in the class of 2015, Dorsey released a statement through longtime summer coach Dinos Trigonis confirming that he has re-opened his recruitment.
"It's been about 5 months since I decided to accept a scholarship offer to the University of Arizona.
In those 5 months, I have learned a lot about that decision as well as the importance, pressure and scrutiny of making such a major educational and career choice.
As much as I love the Arizona basketball program as well as the awesome Wildcat fans and highly respect Head Coach Sean Miller and the entire Arizona staff, I realize that, in hindsight, I rushed my college choice and did not provide myself with the greatest opportunity to explore and thoroughly investigate all my possible college options.
After very careful personal reflection and discussing this issue in depth with my parents, I feel I owe it to myself to open up my recruiting at this time and fully experience the recruiting process in order to allow myself to make the best possible choice for my future. I am pleased that Coach Miller understands and respects my decision to do this and hope that Arizona will continue to be a college option for me.
I believe that I am entitled to make sure that my ultimate college choice will provide me with the best possible experience and opportunity to maximize my potential as a player, student and person.
I know there are some in the media, Arizona fan base and public that will criticize this deeply personal decision. But I hope that most will realize and respect my right to do what I feel is best for my basketball and academic career.
Thank you for your understanding."
A 6-foot-4 combo guard at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, Dorsey is sure to command plenty of attention now that he is back open. Trigonis mentioned that he expects other programs like Connecticut, UCLA, Oregon, Kansas, Duke, USC, Arizona State, UNLV, St. John's, Florida State, Oregon State to take a look at Dorsey.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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