Class of 2018 5-star Reggie Perry decommits from Arkansas

14 March 2013: Big Red, the Arkansas mascot before the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Vanderbilt defeated Arkansas 75-72 in the second round of the 2013 SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Class of 2018 5-star recruit Reggie Perry has decomitted from the University of Arkansas Razorbacks as of Wednesday night, according to Scout. Perry, a consensus top 20 player in the country, will re-open his recruitment and immediately become one of the top unsigned players in his class.

Perry had been committed to the Razorbacks since last August. A native of Thomasville, Ga., Perry is rated as the No. 1 player in the state and the No. 4 overall small forward in the nation. The only other 5-star player in the state of Georgia, E.J. Montgomery, has already committed to Auburn.

In addition to Auburn, Perry has received offers from Florida State, Alabama, Iowa State, Georgia Tech and Miami.

Even with Perry’s decommitment, the early returns look for strong for Arkansas, which currently has an additional three commitments from players. The Razorbacks have two 4-stars and a 3-star making up a class ranked tops in the SEC and fifth overall in the nation. The three players are ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in the state of Arkansas for the 2018 cycle.

The ability to recruit the state has been enormous for Arkansas, leading to the No. 36 recruiting class in the country heading into 2017 on the strength of four commits from the state.

Head coach Mike Anderson is entering his seventh season at the helm for the Razorbacks and is coming off his second trip to the NCAA Tournament with the school during his tenure. The two 25-plus win seasons that Anderson has delivered the program have been the first since 1994-95 when Nolan Richardson took the team to the NCAA Championship game.

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