Four-star wide receiver Ahmonn Richards became the first Miami recruit to de-commit after the firing of coach Al Golden.
Richards from Wellington in West Palm Beach, Fla., announced his decision on Twitter.
Richards is ranked as No. 37 at his position and No. 31 prospect in Florida in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee are among the schools that have been pursuing him.
With Richards’ decommitment, Miami has 20 players in the class, all bit one from the state of Florida.
Two of the bigger names in the class are St. Thomas Aquinas teammates and wide receivers Sam Bruce and Michael Irvin Jr., both of whom are from NFL families. Bruce’s uncle, Isaac, played for the St. Louis Rams and Irvin’s father was a star at Aquinas, the University of Miami and is a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Irvin posted a tweet expressing surprise:
Bruce also expressed surprise with a tweet that read, “Wooooooooooooow!.” He then also recognized the reality of what this might mean for his recruiting. Bruce took an official visit to Ohio State last week.
After his Under Armour All-America jersey presentation a few weeks ago, Miami Gulliver Prep wide receiver and Hurricanes commit Dionte Mullins said he was going anywhere, but added, “If the coaches get fired, I might end up leaving. We’ll see as the season goes along.”