Hallandale three-star running back Zack Moss became the third recruit in five days to decommit from the Miami Hurricanes with an announcement on Tuesday night.
Moss said he had been thinking of decommiting for a while and just wants to just make sure he is making the right choice because he only gets this chance once.
"It was time for me to take a step back from the program, not because of coaching changes or not necessarily because of the coaching staff -- just to reevaluate my options and see what's best for me out there right now."
His top other options: Utah, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Other schools that have begun showing interest since Moss' Tuesday night announcement include TCU, Western Kentucky and USF.
Columbus defensive end Josh Uche decommitted from the Canes on Sunday and Tuesday received an offer from Auburn. One could come to the assumption that for Moss to see that
"We talked before I did the whole thing, but I wouldn't say that's really what made me really go ahead [and decommit]," Moss said. "I wanted to make sure I do the right thing."
Moss said in his tweet that UM is still not out of it despite decommitting. Asked who he would like to see the Canes hire to fill the coaching vacancy, he mentioned Mario Cristobal. Moss developed a relationship with Cristobal from him recruiting the running back to Alabama early in the year -- a recruitment which has since cooled off.
Moss has a Utah visit in the plans for December depending on how deep his Chargers go into the playoffs. Moss, of course, has two teammates committed to the Utes in quarterback Tyler Huntley and wide receiver Demari Simpkins.
He will also visit Kentucky Jan. 16 and Miami Jan. 20.
What Moss likes about other schools he's considering...
Kentucky: "It's an SEC school. It stands out. Me and the coaches have made a great connection. They run the ball a lot, which is [important] for me."
Utah: "Basically, playing with some of the guys from high school... and they're using running back-by-committee right now. ... They have a great coaching staff up there, and they're winning right now."
Tennessee: "They have one running back committed right now [Carlin Fils-Aime of Naples]. I talk to them like I talk to Utah, Miami or Kentucky."
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