24 days ago, Jordan Oladukun committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes. It was the first of seven commitments in April and early May, which propelled Iowa into the top 10 nationally.
Earlier today, he reversed that decision:
please respect my decision! pic.twitter.com/rBl6yRvxS8— Jordan Oladokun (@JordanOladokun) May 8, 2020
He does not indicate whether or not Iowa is still a part of his recruitment (my assumption would be yes), but his commitment to the Hawkeyes was months ahead of the July 29th date he initially set. His top 7 were: Iowa, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.
The result will drop Iowa’s class to 14 commits and in the rankings nationally, both of which are fine. It happens. The bigger question will be if he recommits to Iowa and if the uncertainty affects other players being recruiting from his high school, Tampa Gaither: running back Ricky Parks and cornerback Jordan Young.
As Marc Morehouse wrote: “none of this is official yet.” For a kid like Oladokun, it’s hard to fault him for his decision. He’s never visited Iowa and to call it a change of scenery from Tampa is underselling the difference between the two.
In a follow up tweet, he clarified the early commitment was his decision and not the Hawks forcing his hand.
As always, don’t tweet at recruits.