Four-star athlete Jermani Brown backs off Arizona State commitment

At one time Arizona State had two Scout300 cornerback prospects on its commit list but neither remains pledged to the Sun Devils after Jermani Brown decided to revisit his recruitment.

Four-star Scout300 athlete Jermani Brown announced Saturday that he has de-committed from Arizona State. 

Brown, a 5-foot-11, 170 pound cornerback rated No. 262 overall in the 2017 class by, played last season at Calabasas (Calif.) High School and had 37 tackles with eight passes defended and one interception. Subsequently Brown moved to Virginia where he attends Midlothian High School. 

In an announcement on twitter, Brown wrote that he has decided it would be in his best interest to reconsider where he'll play in college. 

This is the second de-commitment of a four-star cornerback commitment in the class for the Sun Devils. Earlier this year, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman star Alex Perry, the brother of ASU sophomore defensive back Armand Perry, re-opened his recruitment. 

Perry is the No. 5 cornerback in the West and No. 95 overall recruit. He has visited ASU several times since re-opening his recruitment and is still seriously considering ASU. 

Defensive back is a position of need for the Sun Devils in 2017 recruiting. In the months since Perry and Brown committed to ASU last year, the Sun Devils lost secondary coach Chris Ball to Memphis, where he became the defensive coordinator. 

The de-commitment of Brown leaves ASU with just one current known pledge in the class, Mansfield (Texas) Lake Ridge linebacker Loren Mondy. In July of 2013, Mondy became the youngest prospect to ever commit to the Sun Devils, doing so in the summer before his freshman year of high school.

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