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Samuel Anaele, Country's No. 19 DE, Announces De-Commitment

The Miami Hurricanes' cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 06: The Miami Hurricanes' cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Kenan Stadium on October 6, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina defeated Miami 33-27. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Miami (Fla.) Carol City four-star defensive end Samuel Anaele had been committed to his hometown program for some time but elected to open up his recruitment late last week.

Anaele went public with his decommitment today but apparently made the call to open things up a few days ago, according to 247Sports.

"I actually decommitted on Thursday," Anaele told 247Sports. "They are still big on my list."

Per a tweet from State of The U, Anaele's decision was "a long time coming."

The No. 10 strong-side defensive end and No. 19 overall defensive end in the 2020 class, Anaele officially visited Kentucky three weeks ago.

Even without Anaele in the fold and plenty of player movement in the class, Miami still has a highly-rated haul in 2020. The Hurricanes class currently ranks No. 9 nationally.

You can view the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings here.