UF hoops recruit decommits

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.

Florida has lost one of its men’s basketball commitments for the 2013 class.

Enlarge |

Schuyler Rimmer dunks over Ousmane Ba of The Rock, left, during the FABC Futures Shootout at Vanguard High School in Ocala on June 30, 2011. Rimmer recently decommitted from Florida.

Bruce Ackerman/Staff photographer

Power forward Schuyler Rimmer confirmed Tuesday that he’s reopened his recruitment after pledging to the Gators last month. The 6-foot-9 Rimmer would not confirm or deny anonymous reports that his full scholarship offer was pulled and he was asked to walk on as a freshman.

“The reasons I’ve decided to keep between myself, the coaches at UF and my family,” Rimmer said.

Rimmer, an Orlando native, grew up a Gator fan and said last month that it was his dream to play for Florida. Both his parents attended school at UF.

“It was a hard decision to come to,” Rimmer said. “But I felt like it was better for me to do it now rather than wait and have it be too late.”

A three-star recruit, Rimmer said he has some visits lined up and interest remains high from several schools, including Stanford, Vanderbilt and Miami.

Florida still has a pair of five-star commitments for its 2013 class — point guard Kasey Hill and power forward Chris Walker. Both are expected to sign letters of intent in November’s early signing period.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top