Defensive end Arden Key of Atlanta continues to toy with South Carolina.
On Tuesday night, and for the second time, the highly touted Key announced on Twitter his decommitment from USC, and he doesn't plan to talk publicly about his decision.
"I have decommited from South Carolina. Me nor my coaches will take any phone calls from the media," is what Key tweeted.
Key, who attends Hapeville Charter, originally committed to USC in June of 2013. That pledge lasted until September 2013. Key then recommitted to the Gamecocks in June of 2014. He picked the Gamecocks over Oregon, Miami, LSU and Ole Miss.
Hapeville Charter coach Winston Gordon told Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he would talk with Key on Wednesday morning.
“He’s just a kid, and maybe he’s just feeling an overwhelming amount of pressure,” Gordon told Carvell. “And because of that, maybe he just wants to open everything back up so he get a better look at everything? If that’s what he tells me tomorrow, then I can understand this a little better.”
Key's newest decision comes on the heels of an offer from Auburn. He has scheduled official visits to LSU for Jan. 16, Miami on Jan. 19, USC on Jan. 23 and Auburn for Jan. 30. He also plans to visit Georgia.
As recently as Dec. 10, Key said he was 50-50 between USC and Georgia, but he was quoted by 247Sports at the Under Armour Game as saying he would not be signing with Georgia.
Key is the seventh decommitment from the Gamecocks since October. The others were linebacker Davon Durant; offensive linemen Austin Clark, Paris Palmer, and Jozie Milton; and defensive backs Mark Fields and Jaire Alexander.
I have decommited from South Carolina . Me nor my coaches will take any phone calls from the media .— WALKING LEGEND ‼️ (@ArdenKey) January 7, 2015
South Carolina still #1 on my board . Nobody knows my situation.— WALKING LEGEND ‼️ (@ArdenKey) January 7, 2015
Preciate all the fans that showed me some respect the other yall funny most of y'all haven't been through the process us top prospect going— WALKING LEGEND ‼️ (@ArdenKey) January 7, 2015
Through right keep talking how you think you can tell the ones who been their before ! I LOVE ALL MY TRUE FANS— WALKING LEGEND ‼️ (@ArdenKey) January 7, 2015