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Top SEC Recruit Announces His Decommitment

Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LSU's football program took a sizable hit tonight, when one of the Tigers' top recruits in the 2019 class announced he was backing off his commitment.

Marcus Banks, a four-star corner, announced Tuesday night that he's decided to open back up his recruitment. He announced the decision on Twitter.

His message was simple. "After much thought and consideration I have decided to re-open my recruitment. This was one of the hardest decisions of my life. Understand that there is no love lost with LSU, but I have to do what's best for myself and my future," he wrote.

Here's the full announcement:

The corner is one of the best in the country and comes from a stacked state of Texas.

It's a significant loss for the Tigers, who have developed the defensive back position well over the years. Texas A&M is the favorite to land the top corner recruit now that he's decided to back off of his pledge to Ed Orgeron and company.