BREAKING: Tampa Defensive Back K.J. Sails De-commits from Iowa

K.J. Sails did not remain an Iowa commit for long, announcing today he was opening his recruitment back up.

It was a marriage that didn't last long. Tampa (Fla.) defensive back K.J. Sails just announced moments ago via twitter that he is de-committing from Iowa. He was a member of the Hawkeyes' class for just a few weeks. He originally chose Iowa over schools such as Cincinnati, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois.

He is opening his process back up according to a statement he released.

"I would like to announce my de-commitment from the University of Iowa at this time," Sails said in a note on Twitter. "The University of Iowa has been nothing but respectful towards my decision and I would like to thank them for that. Iowa is still one of the top schools on my list. I am opening up my recruitment and will have no further comments at this time. Thank you."

Sails certainly handled it appropriately and maturely. Often times second thoughts creep in and a change of heart happens. But as just a high school senior, it's tough to imagine one approaching a situation like this better than what he displayed.

The Florida native did share that Iowa was one of his top schools, though history states that it is highly unlikely both parties get back on the same page to make it work. Often times a de-commit usually is the closing chapter of the book.

Iowa is now at 23 commits for the class with two spots likely open. Look for a defensive back and an offensive tackle to be added, if possible. In terms of defensive back, Brandon Drayton could very well come back into the picture.

For Sails, Wisconsin returns as a likely destination once again.


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