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4-star guard Tyler Herro decommits from Wisconsin, could land at Arizona

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Herro once called Arizona his “dream school”

Photo courtesy Tyler Herro’s Instagram

Four-star guard Tyler Herro decommitted from the Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday, and could land with the Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona along with the North Carolina Tar Heels, Kansas Jayhawks, and Kentucky Wildcats are expected to “be involved” with Herro, per Evan Flood of 247Sports.

The 6-foot-6 Milwaukee native is the No. 36 recruit in the 2018 class, and No. 4 shooting guard.

Herro once called Arizona his “dream school,” but still chose Wisconsin over them (possibly because Arizona had a perceived logjam in the backcourt?).

Arizona offered Herro in late July, and the guard participated in USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp with UA commit Jahvon Quinerly earlier this month.

It’s obviously worth noting that Arizona’s recruiting efforts have taken a massive hit since it was involved in an FBI investigation regarding a recruiting bribery scandal.

While UA hasn’t lost any of its three 2018 commitments, four top-10 prospects — R.J. Barrett, Simi Shittu, Bol Bol, and Nassir Little — dropped Arizona from consideration after the FBI’s investigation went public.

And while it remains to be seen what Arizona’s punishment will be for its involvement in the scandal (if any at all), it’s understandable why recruits would be hesitant to commit to the school at the moment.

So it will be interesting to see how Herro’s recruitment develops over the next few weeks, and if Arizona truly emerges as an option for him.

Prior to committing to Wisconsin, Herro also had offers from Florida, Indiana, Marquette, Purdue, Iowa State, Xavier, and Creighton among others.


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