Washington lost a key part of its 2024 recruiting class on Friday evening.

The Huskies suffered a decommitment from 3-star defensive back Joshua Lair. After signing with Washington in December, Lair has now backed off of that commitment and will be back on the market.

Lair told On3’s Hayes Fawcett that Washington has officially released him from his letter of intent:

Lair joins a growing list of players from Washington that have opted to depart the program in the wake of Kalen DeBoer’s decision to leave for Alabama. The Huskies hired Jedd Fisch to replace DeBoer as head coach, but there’s still quite a bit of uncertainty about what Washington’s final roster will look like in 2024.

Lair is a big loss for the Huskies. A Texas native, he had been committed to Washington since September of 2023. He also had offers from programs such as Texas, Oregon, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and LSU, amongst many more.

Lair is the No. 492 overall player and the No. 49 safety in the country for the class of 2024, per 247Sports Composite rankings. In addition to Washington, he took official visits to Texas, Baylor, Oregon and LSU.

Washington is still working to retain as much of its 2024 recruiting class as possible. The class ranks just inside the top 50 nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings.