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With the announcement of Urban Meyer’s retirement and offensive coordinator Ryan Day’s promotion to the head coaching position after the Rose Bowl, Lejond Cavazos, a four-star safety in the 2020 class, announced that he was decommitting from the program on Tueday.

In the announcement on Twitter, Cavazos thanked Meyer for giving him the opportunity to play.

“Playing for Coach Meyer has always been a dream of mine that I always wanted to fulfill,” Cavazos said via Twitter.

The Bradenton, Florida native said Ohio State will remain a top choice, but said “I feel the need to explore my options” and take looks at other universities.

Cavazos is the No. 9 safety in the 2020 class and the No. 30 recruit from Florida, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Even without Cavazos, 247Sports gives Ohio State the No. 1 2020 recruiting class in the Big Ten and the No. 4 class in the state. Day will inherit commitments from six players in the class, including five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson, the No. 1 recruit in the state of Ohio, and four-star pro-style quarterback Jack Miller.