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2017 DE Hunter Echols decommits from UCLA, includes Michigan in Top 11

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Hunter Echols will make his decision on January 7th at the U.S. Army All American Bowl.

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Class of 2017 four-star weak-side defensive end Hunter Echols has decommitted from UCLA, a school he has vowed to join since February 4.

Moments after mentioning his decommitment, Echols released his Top 11.

The list includes Nebraska, USC, UCLA, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Tennessee, LSU and Arizona.

The four-star athlete has offers to play for Alabama, Arkansas, Boston College, California, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Tennessee, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa State, Maryland, Miami (FL), Missouri, Oregon State, San Jose State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State. Echols has been recruited to Michigan by Greg Mattison.

Echols, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive lineman made unofficial visits to Arizona, USC, Michigan and Notre Dame this past June.

During his junior season, the defensive end made 79 tackles, 27 tackles for a loss, 17 sacks, four pass breakups, three fumble recovers, two forced fumbles and one touchdown on the defensive end.

From Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California, Echols is the 97th overall prospect in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. He is the seventh-best weak-side defensive end and the No. 14 ranked player in the state of California.

Echols will commit to a program on January 7 at the U.S. Amry All-American Bowl. He will take all five of his visits.