Jahvon Quinerly Decommits From Arizona in Midst of FBI Investigation

Jahvon Quinerly, an ESPN Top 25 recruit, is back on the market. Quinerly announced last night that he will not attend the University Arizona, as they continue to be a part of an ongoing FBI investigation. Arizona’s highest rated commitment in the class of 2017, according to ESPN, he announced his decision last night via his Twitter account.

Quinerly was linked to the bribery scandal currently that is shadowing over college basketball right now. Federal documents revealed that former Arizona assistant ‘Book’ Richardson, who was arrested last month, arranged a $15,000 bribe for a player who committed to U of A around August 9th. Quinerly pledged his allegiance to the Cats on August 8th.

For now, Sean Miller still holds commitments from Shareef O’Neal and Brandon Williams in the 2018 class. However, it’s hard to deny that Arizona, like Louisville, is now feeling the effects of being tied up in this FBI investigation. As Evan Daniels notes below, the investigation has now impacted the recruitment of 17 players, most of which are elite level talent.

For Quinerly, he will once again find a lot of teams fighting to land his services. This summer, he chose Arizona over top programs such as Kansas, Virginia and Villanova, among others. If Quinerly is directly linked to this investigation it could have a huge impact on his recruitment. The last recruit Arizona lost as a result of this scandal wound up at North Carolina. Don’t be surprised if Quinerly joins the ACC himself and commits to Tony Bennett and Virginia.

We know this investigation is going to go on forever. It will change a lot of programs; In fact, it already has at Louisville. While Arizona is different from Louisville in that there are no direct ties to their head coach, they are suffering in the recruiting game all the same. Louisville lost three Top 100 recruits. Will the Wildcats have the same fate?

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