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Rudolph Officially De-Commits

On Friday night, Travis Rudolph informed Rivals.com that he no longer wanted to be listed as a Miami commitment.
The talented pass-catcher out of Palm Beach County has fifteen offers and says he is starting the recruiting process over.
Rudolph has strong ties to the 'Canes program, so they may not be out of it. A few of his family members played at UM and his high school head coach Steve Walsh led "The U" to a national championship.
He stated, "I talked it over with my family and I decided to de-commit publicly. I haven't talked to the coaches, but I don't want to be listed as a committed prospect anymore."
Why the change of heart?
"With Miami they have to regain my trust. I have other options and a few coaches from the SEC have gained my trust," remarked Rudolph.
He committed to Miami early and felt good about his decision. However, things changed when head coach Al Golden told him he wanted him to play cornerback. Most schools are recruiting him at wide receiver and that is where he wants to play at the next level.
On his decision to open things back up he noted, "This is a relief and a big weight off my shoulders. I'm going to take my time and see what's the best option for me."
Rudolph didn't mention any schools, but last month he told Rivals.com that Auburn and Florida were two schools standing out because of his relationship with his area recruiters. Since then Georgia, Vanderbilt, and a few other schools have offered.
Last fall he scored seventeen total touchdowns in five different ways despite missing some time with a minor finger injury.
It's that kind of versatility that has coaches from all across the southeast hoping to get in the mix with the athletic prospect.
He is planning to attend the Miami NIKE Football Training Camp on Sunday and the South Florida Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour next weekend at North Broward Prep.
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