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2016 recruit McLaughlin decommits from UW

2016 40-star recruit JaQuori McLaughlin has reopened his recruitment. The Peninsula High School junior informed Lorenzo Romar that he will look at other schools.

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The Tacoma News Tribune has confirmed  that Peninsula (WA) High School junior point guard JaQuori McLaughlin is no longer committed to the University of Washington.  McLaughlin's high school coach indicated that McLaughlin will still consider UW but will also look at Arizona, Cal, Stanford, Oregon and others. McLaughlin personally spoke with Lorenzo Romar to inform him of his decision according to his father, Jason McLaughlin.

Prior to his commitment to the Dawgs, McLaughlin committed to Oregon State.  But with the firing of Craig Robinson, McLaughlin reopened his recruitment.  According to, he received offers from UW, OSU, Memphis and Boise State.  It appears that the list has expanded.

Jason McLaughlin indicated that his son may feel he rushed his decision to commit. JaQuori was a "Romar recruit" according to Jim Basnight, which means this isn't a death knell in any way to Washington's chances to land him.

This is a tough blow for Romar's 2016 recruiting class.  While McLaughlin indicated that he will still consider UW, one has to believe that this is his way of letting UW down easy.  Perhaps McLaughlin's decision may help Romar with the recruitment of Lakeside's Isiah Brown, Richland's Steven Beo (currently committed to BYU) or someone else.  We will see.