Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall linebacker Ryan Flannigan has been one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state this spring. He has impressed at several camps and has earned offers from close to a dozen schools.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior committed to Baylor in March. However, he admittedly was listening to other schools as well. On Sunday he decided to open his recruitment up again.
"I just de-committed from Baylor," Flannigan said on Sunday afternoon. "I called up coach Kendal Briles and told him. I also Facebooked coach (Jim) Gush, the linebacker coach.
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"I just told them I wanted to reopen my recruitment. With the schools that offered me, my top four, I just wanted to look at them other than football like the education and the environment and everything."
Flannigan says the Baylor coaches understood his point of view.
"They said they understood," he said. "They still want me 100-percent. They're going to come down and watch me practice again."
Flannigan says he is completely open but does admit to having a top four that still includes Baylor.
"My top four are Texas Tech, Baylor, Boise State and Arizona State," he said. "I'm planning to visit those places. I'm hoping to make it out to them all this summer. I want to see what they're like."
Flannigan also holds offers from Arizona, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, San Diego State and Western Kentucky.