Terrence Shannon recruitment continues

Terrence Shannon’s decision is still up in the air after he didn’t announce his college plans on Thursday. The Lincoln Park native announced a new top six that he is considering instead.

The six teams still in the running for his signature are DePaul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Florida State, Texas Tech, Georgetown and North Carolina.

Shannon reopened his recruitment on Aug. 19 after previously announcing that he would be joining DePaul. He decommitted from the Blue Demons after a change of heart.. Shannon is a top 100 player in the 2019 class, and it looked like the Blue Demons had landed their second verbal commitment from the top 100 class at the time.

Shannon said he wanted to reopen his recruitment to see all the options he has on the table.

“I just wanted to open my recruitment backup,” Shannon said. “It was nothing against DePaul. I just feel like I rushed my decision and didn’t see all of the options that I had on the table with my prior offers.”

When it seemed that Shannon was coming to DePaul he said he was “on a mission to put Chicago and DePaul back on the map.”

Student-athletes having a change of heart isn’t new to the Blue Demons. In 2017, Tyger Campbell, who verbally committed to DePaul, later decommitted and ended up going to UCLA instead.

Shannon reclassified into the 2019 class when he finished high school in Lincoln Park. He currently attends IMG Academy Bradenton, Fla.

Even though Shannon decommitting wasn’t what DePaul wanted to hear, the Blue Demons have another four-star small forward coming in next year: Romeo Weems. Weems who attends New Haven HS in New Haven, Michigan. Weems chose DePaul over Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Oregon.

Markese Jacobs, another four-star recruit committed to DePaul in October as well. Jacobs previously committed to Kansas, but later changed his mind and reopened his recruitment.

Shannon hasn’t said when his second decision will come.