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4-Star Adarius Lemons Announces Decommitment From Florida For 2nd Time In 3 Months

Adarius Lemons has decommitted from the Florida Gators once again. For the second time since late August, the four-star running back has announced that he is reopening his recruitment.

Lemons made the announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday night, releasing this note explaining his decision.

Back on August 22, Lemons, a former North Carolina commit as well, originally decommitted from the Gators, tweeting that he had to "worry about (his) priorities first." He quickly backed off of that decommitment, saying that there was some miscommunication between he and Jim McElwain's staff.

From SEC Country:

“I got in a little trouble and I thought basically my football career was in jeopardy,” Lemons said.

Fortunately for him, he was mistaken. But fearing his scholarship would be pulled by Florida coach Jim McElwain, Lemons quit before he could get fired.

However, he didn’t let the staff know as he had previously been advised.

“First thing coach Mac told me to do was call him if anything goes wrong,” Lemons said. “I didn’t call him, and that was on me.”

He then recommitted to Florida, but now has once again backed off of the Gators. It is unclear whether this is related to the issue that caused his first decommitment, or if he has other concerns, but based on this latest Twitter note, it does seem like he remains interested in playing for Florida. We'll have to see how this one shakes out.

Lemons is ranked No. 20 among all running backs in the class of 2017, per 247Sports.

Tim Skipper is heading up Adarius Lemons' recruitment for Florida.