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Florida LB Cecil Cherry decommits from Tennessee

The trajectory of Cherry to Texas continues.

Cecil Cherry at a Nike event
Cecil Cherry at a Nike event
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It took some time to happen officially, but Lakeland (Fla.) Victory Christian linebacker Cecil Cherry officially decommitted from the Tennessee Volunteers on Monday.

The move had been brewing for weeks. First, Cherry visited Austin with a host of other Florida prospects for the West Virginia game in early November, called Texas his "dream school," sent out a series of Longhorns-releated tweets that didn't play so well with the Volunteer faithful, then told 247Sports he was planning on decommitting.

Nearly three weeks later, he made the call to the Tennessee staff and is now back on the market.

The 6'0, 230-pounder is a consensus three-star prospect given a rating of 90 by 247Sports. In the national rankings, he's the No. 403 player in the country, the No. 11 inside linebacker, and the No. 57 player in Florida.

Since his official visit and subsequent declarations, his 247Sports Crystal Ball now sits at 100% Texas, with 23 predictions overall.

He doesn't plan on making his decision official until National Signing Day, but he's said publicly that the school he will sign with already knows of his plans, making Cherry something of a silent commitment to the Longhorns.

And it still appears as if it will become official on February 5.