Between now and National Signing Day, many teams will see players decommit and flip to other schools as they inch closer to making their ultimate decision on where they'll attend college.
The Kentucky Wildcats were hit hard on that front last year, and they just got hit with another one. Though it comes in the Class of 2017, it's still significant as four-star tight end Charles Reeves Jr. announced his commitment on Twitter Wednesday.
Reeves wrote, "After having a long talk with my family and coaches I’ve decided to decommit from the university of Kentucky."
The 6-5, 240-pound Reeves hails from Steubenville High School in Ohio and was one of UK's top pledges in next year's class. He held offers from the Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers and Purdue Boilermakers.
This is a tough loss for a class that was quietly shaping up to a be a monster haul for Mark Stoops and co. Here's a look at how the ranking services had Reeves rated when he committed back in October:
24/7- 3 stars, No. 11 Tight End
Scout- 4 stars, No. 6 Tight End
Rivals- 3 stars, No. 17 Player in Ohio
Reeves is now ranked as the No. 333 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the No. 16 prospect from the state of Ohio. While it's a tough loss, UK has added several talented tight end prospects in 2015 and now 2016. Justin Rigg and Dakota Holtzclaw (TE/WR) will join this year's team to go with true sophomore C.J. Conrad, who looked like someone who had All-SEC potential with his size, speed and athleticism. Former four-star tight end Daryl Long will also be a redshirt sophomore next season.
Needless to say, losing a guy like Reeves always hurts, but thankfully, it's not a position that's desperate for bodies anytime soon.