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2017 4-star LB Willie Gay decommits from Ole Miss, names Michigan top school

The linebacker will play in the U.S. Army All-American Game on January 7th.

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Willie Gay, a 2017 four-star linebacker, decommitted from Ole Miss on October 24th. Michigan is currently his top school.

He originally committed to Ole Miss on June 17th, but now his recruitment is wide open.

Gay is ranked No. 123 in the nation, according to 247Sports. He is the eighth-best outside linebacker and the No. 3 player from Mississippi.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete “fell in love” with Michigan after his official visit on October 22nd.

"I would rank it a 10," Gay told of his Michigan visit before announcing his decommitment. "Because it's more than I expected. I fell in love with Michigan this weekend."

Gay said that Michigan is his top school after decommitting from Ole Miss.

"Michigan is my No. 1 school right now," Gay told "It's crazy right now."

Believe it or not, Gay feels like he could perform like Michigan athlete Jabrill Peppers under defensive coordinator Don Brown.

"I was watching Jabrill Peppers play the whole game," Gay said. "Being that he plays the position they want me to play, I can really see myself playing that."

Gay has offers to play for Ole Miss, Michigan, Florida State, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami (FL), Mississippi State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

He will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 7, 2017.