Five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly, the No. 23 player in the class of 2018, has decommitted from Arizona.
Quinerly announced his decision via Twitter Thursday night.
"After careful consideration, my family and I have determined it is in my best interest to retract my verbal commitment to the University of Arizona," he wrote. "I'd like to thank my extended family and fans for your continued love and support. Your positivity and kindness never goes unnoticed."
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/PsKlU9IhUl— Jahvon Quinerly (@RealJahvonQ) October 20, 2017
Quinerly was recruited by Arizona assistant coach Emmanuel "Book" Richardson, who was suspended by the university amid an FBI probe into college basketball that revealed a pay-for-play scheme.
According to ESPN , Richardson is in the process of being fired by the school after he was mentioned in FBI documents and accused of giving a $15,000 bribe to "Player-5," who "verbally committed to attending" Arizona "on or about August 9, 2017." Quinerly committed to Arizona Aug. 8.
Quinerly and his family hired an attorney after the FBI report came out. For now, he has reopened his recruitment. Schools that were on his list before he committed to Arizona included UCLA, Villanova, Kansas and Virginia.