Earlier this week, Loxahatchee (Fla.) Seminole Ridge three-star defensive tackle Kyle Shortridge pledged his services to Wake Forest following a visit to learn more about the Demon Deacons. Only a few days later, he has now backed off that pledge.
"I am not committed anywhere any longer," Shortridge said.
The 6-foot-2, 273-pound defensive lineman called Ray McCartney to deliver the news of his defection from the Demon Deacon's current class.
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"I told him that I wanted to still take my officials because I haven't seen any of my other schools yet," Shortridge said. "I just want to give everybody a chance still. He said that it is fine. He said I am still going to have a spot with them if I want it. They are still one of my top schools."
Shortridge says his recruitment is once again open to his 20-plus offers.
"I just want to give everybody a fair chance," Shortridge said. "It wouldn't make sense for me to be committed somewhere if I haven't seen everywhere yet."
At this time, Shortridge isn't sure where he will visit in the coming weeks and months.
"I am not sure where I am going to visit yet," Shortridge said. "I want to use all of my officials."
The South Florida defender wanted to drive the point home once again about where his recruitment stands at this time.
"I want everybody to know I am still open in recruiting," Shortridge said. "I am not going to commit anywhere until I am sure of exactly where I want to go to. I want to make sure I have found the best school for me and the best fit for me."
Shortridge is ranked as the No. 95 player in the Sunshine State for 2013.