Chase Lasater, the No. 2 fullback in the nation, has decommitted from Michigan.
The 2017 three-star athlete, who also plays linebacker, committed to Michigan on March 31st and will keep Michigan among his top schools, but has decided to reopen his recruitment. He has offers from just Michigan, Charlotte and Troy.
Lasater visited Michigan the day before the spring game during his visit to the campus. The first time he met Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, the scholarship was offered.
“Five minutes after he met me,” Lasater said to the Detroit Free Press. “I shook his hand and he said, ‘I’ll give you one right now if you want it.’ ”
From Trinity Christian High School in Jacksonville, Florida is ranked No. 1,353 in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. He is the second-best fullback and is ranked No. 185 in the state of Florida.
Along with Lasater, Michigan has lost four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon (2017), three-star tight end Carter Dunaway (2017), four-star offensive lineman Jalil Irvin (2018), four-star linebacker Antwuan Johnson (2018) and four-star tight end and defensive lineman Leonard Taylor (2018) since August.
The only fullback ranked higher than Lasater is 2017 three-star Ahmir Lee, who is currently committed to Navy.
Michigan has 16 commitments for the 2017 class.