The No. 100-ranked prospect had been taking visits to other schools and has now officially reopened his recruitment.
With only two commitments in the class, this is the first time Alabama has not been ranked in ESPN's top 25 at this point in a recruiting cycle since ESPN started the class rankings.
After visits to Florida, Florida State and Georgia, Pierce decided it was in his best interest to take a step back. He noted he had been paying attention to Alabama's depth at running back.
"When you go to college, you want to have an equal opportunity to play," Pierce said. "Of course there's going to be competition everywhere, but sometimes too much competition can be overwhelming."
Pierce mentioned Clemson as a school that he could visit in the near future, and the Georgia prospect will now have many other suitors after him.