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R.J. Barrett no longer considering Arizona after FBI investigation, per report

Arizona is no longer an option for the nation’s No. 1 prospect

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The fallout from the FBI investigation surrounding the Arizona Wildcats and assistant coach Book Richardson continues to impact the UA’s recruiting efforts.

2018 No. 1 prospect R.J. Barrett is no longer considering Arizona after the investigation, sources told

“The Barrett family has decided to eliminate Arizona after the recent FBI investigation,” the report says.

Barrett officially visited Arizona on Sept. 21.

The 6-foot-6 Canadian has already officially visited the Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, and Oregon Ducks.

Barrett was scheduled to visit the Michigan Wolverines this weekend, but it appears that has been called off.

Barrett is the second recruit whose status with Arizona has changed since the FBI’s investigation was revealed.

The other was five-star wing Nassir Little, who re-opened his recruitment Tuesday after the UA’s involvement in the FBI investigation was announced.

Coaches around the country believed Little was “Arizona-bound,” and thus stopped recruiting him, according to a tweet from Draft Express.

Arizona currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, but the FBI investigation revealed that one of their 2018 commits — thought to be five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly — received payments from the school, so it’s extremely unclear what the Wildcats’ class will look like after signing day.

Sean Miller originally said he expected Arizona to sign five to seven players in the 2018 recruiting cycle.

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