The top recruit has decided where to play his college ball.
One of the top recruits in the 2018 class is off the market. Taeshon Cherry, a five-star forward in the ’18 class, has committed to a new program.
The 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect out of El Cajon, Calif. had been committed to USC since June. However, backed off that commitment just before Christmas.
Cherry announced on Tuesday night that despite decomitting from USC, he’s still headed to the Pac-12. He’s headed to Arizona State.
There was speculation Cherry decommitted from USC after he was alleged to be involved in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. According to a report from the LA Times, Cherry is believed to be player-8 from the FBI probe, although he has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
Following the arrest of former USC associate head coach Tony Bland, Cherry decommitted from the Trojans. Fellow top 2018 recruit J’Raan Brooks also decommitted from USC following the news of Bland’s dismissal from the program.
Cherry originally committed to USC over Arizona, Florida State, Gonzaga, Oregon, San Diego State, Texas A&M and UCLA.
The five-star forward is ranked the No. 7 small forward and No. 27 overall recruit in the 2018 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
— Tae Cherry (@tcherry002) January 17, 2018
It’s huge news for Arizona State. The Sun Devils have been a pleasant surprise this season, sitting at 14-3 through the first third of the year.
The team sat as high as No. 3, but have dropped three of their past five games since starting conference play.