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3-star safety Jaiden Dockery flips from Arizona to Memphis

Not surprising

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Three-star safety Jaiden Dockery has flipped his commitment from the Arizona Wildcats to the Memphis Tigers, he announced Monday night.

“I would like to thank the University of Arizona for giving me the opportunity,” the Lancaster, Texas product tweeted (then deleted).

“But due to the coaching staff changing I would like to decommit from the University of Arizona. But I have come to a conclusion that I want to commit the University of Memphis.”

Dockery’s decision is not surprising by any means. He did not sign in December after the previous Arizona coaching staff backed off him, and it appears UA’s new staff has a similar stance.

The 2018 recruit is the 113th-ranked safety in the country, and 200th-ranked player in Texas, according to 247Sports.

Dockery’s decommitment opens up another scholarship for Kevin Sumlin and company to fill before National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

Arizona signed 16 players in December, and could sign up to 25 in total, meaning they have nine spots potentially left to fill. But Sumlin made it sound like Arizona will be adding five or six more players.