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James Williams, 2021's No. 1 Safety, Announces Decommitment

A field level view of Hard Rock Stadium.

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 06: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

We've got a long way to go until members of the 2021 recruiting class can start signing with schools. One of the top players in 2021 reopened his recruitment today.

Opa Locka (Fla.) American Heritage four-star safety James Williams announced his decommitment from Miami moments ago. Williams had been committed to the Hurricanes since March 2018.

"I have prayed and slept on this for months. I would like to thank the University of Miami. I will forever bleed Orange & Green but as of now I am de-committed from the University of Miami," Williams wrote on Twitter.

Williams is the No. 1 safety and the No. 11 player in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports' proprietary rankings. He is the third-ranked rising junior in Florida.

Besides Miami, Williams holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon and others.

Even with Williams backing off his pledge, Miami's 2021 class is in fine shape right now. The Hurricanes still have eight commitments and sit atop the early 2021 team composite rankings.

Again, things can change though with so much time between now and December 2020.