One key prospect in the 2023 recruiting class is back on the market after Sunday’s news of Luke Fickell leaving Cincinnati for the Wisconsin job.

The player is Amare Snowden, a 4-star cornerback out of Roseville High School in Roseville, Michigan. The 6-foot-3 CB had committed to the Bearcats in June but announced he will reopen his recruitment following Fickell’s departure.

“I want to first thank God for putting me in this position to be an student-athlete,” wrote Snowden in his announcement. “I want to thank my parents, my coaches and my teammates for helping me throughout this process.

“Thank you to all the fans, coaches and assistants at the University of Cincinnati. This decision was hard to make but after consideration, I will be decommitting from the University of Cincinnati and reopening my recruitment.”

According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Snowden is a 4-star prospect, the No. 40 CB nationally and No. 9 player out of Michigan for the class of 2023. Snowden has no shortage of major Power 5 offers, including offers out of the B1G from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Penn State, Nebraska, Minnesota and Maryland.

It will be interesting to see if Snowden is interested in following Fickell to Madison or if he heads elsewhere for his college decision.