2023 cornerback target Cameron Calhoun (6-foot-2, 175-pounds) has de-committed from West Virginia. This comes just two days after being offered by Cincinnati and four days before he set is set to visit Rutgers. Calhoun announced the de-commitment on Twitter.
“To the University of West Virginia,” he wrote. “I’m so thankful to have this opportunity to be recruited, and be committed to a wonderful university. I would like to thank Coach Brown for believing in me and letting me be a part of the Mountaineer family. I would also like to thank the Mountaineer family for taking me in as one of theirs and treating me well since I’ve been committed. After further discussions and gathering information, me and my family have decided that’s I will be decommitting from the University of West Virginia.”
Calhoun committed to West Virginia all the way back in March. He has since been offered by Cincinnati, Florida A&M, Purdue and Rutgers. However it is Kentucky, who offered him on December 17, 2021, that both 247Sports and Rivals are predicting Calhoun to go to. Calhoun was expected to commit to Kentucky prior to his commitment to West Virginia.
The loss of Calhoun leaves seven players in the class of 2023 for West Virginia which now drops a few spots in national recruiting rankings. West Virginia was previously ranked No. 15 (247Sports), but the loss of Calhoun moves them down to No. 18. There’s only seven players committed right now and the recruiting rankings are likely to change significantly by the time National Signing Day rolls around.
Wide receiver Rodney Gallagher III still highlights the class as the only consensus four-star recruit, but is followed by corner back Josiah Jackson, linebackers James Heard Jr. and Josiah Trotter, running back Jahiem White, quarterback Raheim Jeter and defensive lineman Cameron Jackson.