Bailey decommits from ASU

Scout's 51st ranked 2016 prospect, Brendan Bailey, has reopened his recruitment and decommitted from Arizona State.

With the firing of Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek, the Sun Devils' top commitment is opening up his recruitment.

Brendan Bailey, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound 2016 small forward from American Fork (Utah), decommitted from the Sun Devils, his mother Sindi told Scout.

"When he made his commitment, it was because of the relationship he had developed with the coaching staff there," Sindi said.

"With that now being gone, we think it's best for him to reopen his recruitment and see what else is available, maybe sit back and see what Herb is going to do. There's just a lot of options out there for him without knowing what's going to take place at ASU."

Brendan's sister, BreElle Bailey, plays volleyball for the Sun Devils, but according to Sindi, that wasn't a big reason for Brendan's commitment.

"His commitment was because of the staff and the relationship he had with them," she said. "Now that that's gone, it's a different situation.

"I think his commitment was more because of Herb than his sister being there. His sister being there was a bonus for him but the reason he committed was more because of the staff and his relationship with them. I think we'll sit back, wait and see who comes in."

Now that Brendan has decommitted, he's starting his recruitment from scratch.

"I think it's completely wide open," Sindi said. "When it came down to his decision, I think the final two schools were ASU and Utah but it's wide open. He was so set with his commitment, we haven't even discussed other schools. He's very wide open right now."

While Sindi Bailey hasn't ruled out her son reconsidering Arizona State, the two parties will more likely than not end up going in different directions.

"I don't think [recommitting] is out of the picture, but it's definitely a longshot," she said.

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