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Darrick Wood, a 6-foot-5 guard from Washington D.C., rescinded his pledge to St. John’s on Thursday.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