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St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:52 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

St. John’s continues to take hits.

After losing two members of its vaunted recruiting class from 2011, the Red Storm also received a decommitment from top-50 2012 prospect Ricardo Gathers. Now, both 2012 commits are gone.

Darrick Wood, a 6-foot-5 guard from Washington D.C., rescinded his pledge to St. John’s on Thursday.

“I just wanted to open up my recruitment,” Wood told CBSSports.com. “Weigh my options a little more before the spring hits.”

However, St. John’s remains as his favorite.

“I still consider STJ my top school,” Wood said.

While there are rumors about potential NCAA clearinghouse issues with Wood, he maintains his academics are in good shape. He is currently enrolled at Bridgton Academy in Maine.

When Wood committed to St. John’s, he also considered Oklahoma State, USC, Virginia Tech and South Florida.

Comments

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:35 am
 

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

THERE IS NO ROOM FOR HIM AT I.U. IF I.U. HAD ROOM, THEY PROBABLY COULD HAVE SIGNED GARY HARRIS (MSU), A 5 STAR RECRUIT FROM INDIANA. YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT ACADEMICS. SINCE SAMPSON LEFT, THE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY EXPECTED TO MAKE ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND ATTEND CLASSES........ I.U. IS A GREAT PLACE TO PLAY !



Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:22 pm
 

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

So, he can bring down IU not SJU.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:51 am
 

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

Why is it a good call?



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:16 am
 

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

It is, but Indiana's out of scholorships.... already going to have a logjam of players fighting for minutes next year.



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:55 am
 

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

Good Call!!




Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:14 am
 

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

There might be room on Indiana University's 2012 class for him but his academics need to be in order. IU is exciting - they've beaten 3 highly ranked teams in the last month, and the next class is IU's best. Its an exciting place to play and fun place to go to school.


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