Emily Cazares, from Athletics-Mercado/Smith and Buchanan High of Clovis, CA, decommitted from Tennessee and plans to re-open the recruiting process, the standout 2020 outfielder confirmed on Wednesday.
Cazares, ranked No. 71 in the 2020 Extra Elite 100, said she originally committed to Tennessee on Oct. 24, 2016, but now she wants to see what other schools are out there now that she has matured and gotten older.
"I was having second thoughts and I wanted to see some other schools that fit me now that I am older," Cazares told Extra Inning Softball.
"As of right now I want to visit ASU and Texas. I am looking for a school that wants me to get better as a player and a place that feels like home."
Cazares batted .486 with five doubles, eight triples, eight homers, 32 runs, 20 RBIs and 10 stolen bases, leading Buchanan to a share of the Tri-River League championship and a 24-4 record as a junior.
She also helped Athletics-Mercado/Smith win the PGF 18U Premier national championship.
Cazares' Athletics-Mercado/Smith teammate Ryleigh White also recently decommitted from Tennessee and committed to Texas on Tuesday.
"No," Cazares said, "my decision was not influenced by Ryleigh’s."
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