Allensworth opens up recruitment

Former Arizona commit Darius Allensworth decided to open up his recruitment on Thursday. Read on to see the reasons, what his next step is, and more.

Months after committing to play football for the Arizona Wildcats, 2013 cornerback Darius Allensworth has opened up his recruitment.

There was speculation that Allensworth would decommit when he took an unofficial visit to Wisconsin and set up an unofficial to California this weekend. On Thursday, he finally decided to make it official.

"I have decommitted from Arizona," Allensworth said.

The cornerback felt that he wasn't being fair to the Wildcats by taking other visits and liking other schools.

"I just didn't think that it was right to keep looking at other schools and kind of keeping Arizona on the back burner," he said. "I didn't want to keep them waiting for me in a case that I chose somewhere else. So I decided to decommit and open it back up."

Allensworth is still looking at Arizona, but is also considering California and Wisconsin.

"I'm still looking at Arizona," he said. "I'm definitely still considering Arizona. They were the first ones to give me an opportunity to play and I really appreciate that. They're still on my list.

"I still have the same schools on my list. I visited Wisconsin, so they're there and I'm going to Cal this weekend. Those are really the only two besides Arizona."

Even though Allensworth has Arizona on his list, he wouldn't say where they stood.

"I can't really say where they are right now," Allensworth told "I'm just going to say that they are all about equal. We have to see where things go."

The cornerback had mentioned earlier in the summer that he wanted to shut down his entire recruiting process by time school started. He still plans to do that, but now has an exact date in mind.

"I still plan on ending everything soon," he said. "That's the plan, but I have to talk to my dad and see where everything is at.

"I'm done after visiting Cal because I have school and football. August 16th is my deadline for myself. I want to have everything done by then."

Allensworth talked to the coaches when he decommitted and said he felt nervous at first, but found that the coaching staff took it better than he expected.

"The coaches were really understanding," Allensworth said. "They weren't really angry or too upset. They just told me I had to do what was best.

"They wished me good luck and want me to make the best decision. They were really down to earth about it and didn't really overreact about it."

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