On Friday, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons outside linebacker Erick Hallmon indicated that he and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, whom he had been committed to since late March, had parted ways. Hallmon explained how it came to be that he was no longer bound for Lubbock, Texas.
"When I got in last night my coach from my school had talked to my mom and I guess Texas Tech had decided to offer another kid at my position and give away my scholarship," Hallmon said. "I guess that is what transpired. I am still trying to get the full story about that. I am really not well informed about that. I am just opening up my recruitment, getting ready to sit down and talk to my coaches and see which schools are still interested in me and stuff like that."
At this stage, Hallmon isn't sure which schools are still seriously interested. He shared what he knew in regards to interested parties for his services.
"ECU, USF, and UCF - I was talking to them at one point but after I committed things really slowed down, but some other schools that still had interest in me were West Virginia and I am still trying to see what is going on with Florida and Miami," Hallmon said. "I am just waiting to sit down and talk to my coach to figure everything out."
Hallmon said he knows at this stage in the process that he holds offers from Buffalo, Western Kentucky, and West Virginia.
As for what is next for the 5-foot-11, 192-pound defender, it is to begin the entire process over again.
"I am going to try to pick five schools that I want to visit and look at," Hallmon said. "Right now I am just trying to recuperate because I was really set on one school. Now I have to dig down and find another fit."