A day after getting blown out by Nevada, San Jose State suffered another loss when three-star defensive back Darren Gardenhire de-committed from the Spartans.

A 6-foot-1, 200-pound safety from Cabrillo High-Long Beach, Gardenhire announced via Twitter that he was no longer coming to SJSU.

"I have just de-committed from San Jose State," Gardenhire wrote. "They have a good program, not trying to say anything bad about them."

Gardenhire committed to SJSU over the summer, but oral commitments are nonbinding. He has made official visits to Utah and Boise State, which are among several other schools that have offered him scholarships.

The odds of San Jose State retaining him as a commit seemed to be shrinking as bigger programs entered the mix, but the timing of him announcing this decision is notable as the Spartans have lost two in a row and are in danger of not making a bowl game. They lost to Nevada 38-16 on Saturday to fall to 5-5.

SJSU still has the third-rated recruiting class in the Mountain West, according to Scout.com. The list includes six three-star prospects. The key, of course, will be holding on to the rest of that group.

The Spartans added to that list Sunday, with Scout.com reporting that three-star wide receiver Justin Holmes (Oakmont-Roseville) committed to SJSU.

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