Once a key part of the USC recruiting class for 2018, 5-star forward Taeshon Cherry is now headed to Arizona State, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN.
The California native provided a message on his Twitter account along with his highlight video:
According to 247Sports, Cherry is the sixth-best small forward and the No. 27 overall player in the country for 2018.
Cherry initially committed to USC in June but opened things up at the end of December, becoming the second player to decommit from the Trojans after J'Raan Brooks.
He was later identified to be involved in the FBI bribery case featuring as Adidas executive and coaches for USC, Louisville and others, per Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. Cherry's mother denied his connection to the investigation.
As long as there are no holdups, Cherry could be a game-changing talent once he steps onto campus at Arizona State.
The wing has great size for the position at 6'8", 210 pounds, with the handle, shooting stroke and fluidity of a guard. He can run the floor and finish fast breaks or create for himself in the half court.
He now joins a Sun Devils recruiting class that already includes a pair of 4-stars in Luguentz Dort and Elias Valtonen. Considering the current team will lose seniors Tra Holder, Shannon Evans II and Kodi Justice among others, the incoming group will be needed to keep the team afloat next season.