Cade Mays dropped his commitment to the University of Tennessee on Tuesday, according to his Twitter.
The Knoxville native called the choice one of the hardest decisions he has made in his life.
The full statement reads:
"I wanted to take this time and release a statement and give an inside look to my thoughts about my recruitment. This decision has been one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life. I serve a loving God, and I am confident he will lead me down the right path. My family is my backbone and without them I would not be in the position I am in today. I would like to thank Coach Jones, Coach Wells, and the rest of the UT staff for everything they have done for me in the past 2 years. Many people I have come in contact with at the University of Tennessee have had a tremendous impact on my life. After many talks with God and my family, I have decided to decommit from The University of Tennessee. Thank you to everyone who has been with me every step of the way through this process. Psalm 16:8"
The Catholic offensive lineman committed to Tennessee back in 2015. He quickly became a huge recruiting tool for the Vols helping land other recruits to Rocky Top.
Mays' decommitment comes after the Vols had to play just six scholarship offensive linemen Saturday against Southern Miss.
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/ANvoIpP1Bf— Cade Mays (@_mayc2) November 7, 2017