Quarterback Brock Vandagriff is back on the recruiting trail after announcing he was decommitting from Oklahoma.
Vandagriff explained his decision on Twitter:
Per 247Sports' composite rankings, Vandagriff is a 5-star recruit who is ranked as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback and No. 8 overall prospect in the 2021 class.
A Georgia native who currently attends Prince Avenue Christian School, Vandagriff originally pledged to play for the Sooners in June.
He told Chad Simmons of Rivals.com a meeting with Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley helped make up his mind:
"It was deep down, honestly. I felt it, Oklahoma was where I want to go. And the last meeting I had with coach Lincoln Riley, he asked me a question. He said, 'Where would you feel bad if they said you can't come here, the spot's closed?' Oklahoma was the only one that came to mind. Everything they do there is great. Coach Riley really cares for me. That's what triggered it."
Prior to giving Oklahoma his commitment, Vandagriff released a list of six finalists that also included the Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Tennessee Volunteers, Auburn Tigers and Clemson Tigers.
If Vandagriff is keen on playing closer to home, the most-obvious destination would be Georgia. The Bulldogs could get Jake Fromm back as a senior in 2020, but they don't have an obvious heir apparent in place. Carson Beck, a 4-star prospect, has committed to head coach Kirby Smart next season.
There doesn't have to be any rush for Vandagriff to make a decision, but putting his name back into the recruiting pool for next year will certainly have a lot of teams making their best pitch to reel him in.