Blue Devil Insider reported that Austin Rivers would de-commit from the University of Florida in the very near future. Today, the news is official – Austin Rivers has reopened his recruitment. Despite the de-commitment, Florida is not out of the running.
"I have reopened my recruitment ...," Rivers told Scout.com. "I have decommitted [from] Florida at this time. I still really like them, but I need to go ahead and reopen things right now."
Speculation about Rivers decommitting from Florida began last July and intensified when he subsequently visited Duke's campus. MaxPreps.com rates the 6-foot-4 guard -- who is the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers -- as the third-best prospect in the Class of 2011. Rivers told Scout.com he's now considering Duke, Florida and North Carolina, but that he "may open it up a little more later on."
This development leaves Florida with just one commitment for the Class of 2011 -- Brad Beal.
Max Preps.com rates Beal as the nation's fourth-best prospect, one spot behind Rivers.