Miami (Fla.) South Miami four-star cornerback Amos Leggett parted ways with Miami last week after speaking with members of the coaching staff in Coral Gables. The decision was mutual and due to Al Golden and company believing they would have trouble getting Leggett admitted and cleared.
"I have decommitted from Miami. I won't be playing at Miami," Legget said. "I met with the Miami coaches last week and they basically told me that involving the paperwork to get in, and with them being a private school, that I wouldn't be able to get in. It was basically that with them being a private school I would have trouble getting in.
"I want the coaches and the fans of Miami to know I appreciated all of their attention and interest in me," Leggett added. "I wish them the very best."
While Miami believes that Leggett is an academic risk, the Rivals250 prospect believes he has what it takes on his transcripts to play at the Division I level next season.
"I am qualified already," Leggett said. "I have a good test score and GPA. There is always room for improvement, but I am already qualified. I scored a 22 on the ACT. I have a 2.2 core GPA. I haven't gotten through the (NCAA) Clearinghouse yet, that is what I am working on now. I am at that stage now."
With his name back on the market, he is looking at a handful of schools.
"I am looking at Marshall, Ohio State, Florida State, Vanderbilt, and Nebraska," Leggett said. "Nebraska just came by today and set up a visit with me. I just left from Marshall this past weekend. I am supposed to be setting up a visit with Ohio State. I am supposed to be visiting Florida State in January."
He talked about his time at Marshall this past weekend.
"I really got to hang out with the coaches and the players," Leggett said. "They talked to me about how bad they want me. They showed me what it is like up there. I just felt real comfortable around the players. I feel I can go in there and make an early impact."
That visit did a great deal of good for the Thundering Herd.
"Marshall was my first official visit and I really liked it up there, so they are kind of standing out right now," Leggett said. "The visit helped them a lot."
Next up for Leggett will be a trip to check out the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
"I am heading to Nebraska next week (on Dec. 16th)," Leggett said. "I am not visiting anywhere this weekend."
Leggett says his final decision will come on National Signing Day.