Perry pulls commitment to Hogs due to father’s health

Reggie Perry may not be a Razorback after all.

Perry told Arkansas coach Mike Anderson this week of his decision, which is being made due to an undisclosed health issue with his father.

Richard Davenport in WholeHogSports.com relayed a statement from Perry’s mother:

“Unfortunately, due to his father’s health, he made the very tough decision to decommit from Arkansas this evening with Coach A. This is a decision that he has been wrestling with for some time now. He is saddened by letting the Arkansas fans down, however (he) felt this was the best decision for himself and our family.”

Perry, 6-9, 225 pounds of Thomasville, Ga., became the third member of the 16-under Arkansas Hawks to pledge to the Hogs last summer when they picked up four prospects.

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ESPN rates Perry the No. 7 power forward and the No. 17 overall prospect in the nation for the 2018 class. He had an impressive spring playing with the Arkansas Hawks on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, averaging 17.0 points and 8.4 rebounds.

Jonesboro guard Desi Sills, guard Isaiah Joe of Fort Smith Northside, junior guard Justice Hill of Little Rock Christian and forward Ethan Henderson of Little Rock Parkview are other Hawks committed to the Hogs.

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ESPN’s Jeff Borzello expects Perry to be a primary target for several college coaches when the July live period begins next Wednesday. Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and others were involved when he originally made his decision.