As Ohio State loaded up their 2017 recruiting class on Monday afternoon, the Michigan Wolverines found themselves in an opposite situation.
The Wolverines saw a pair of commitments back out and reopen their respective recruitments on Monday, headlined by top-100 prospect Aubrey Solomon.
The four-star defensive tackle from Leesburg, Georgia tweeted his announcement on Monday evening and told 247 Sports a mail snafu on Michigan’s end was a reason for his decommitment.
Solomon is the nation’s fifth-ranked defensive tackle, according to 247’s composite rankings. He says he will still use one of his official visits on Michigan.
His decommitment puts the Wolverines at 18 in the 2017 cycle.
The other player that decided to back out of his pledge to Michigan is 2018 defensive end/tight end Leonard Taylor (Springfield, Ohio).
Taylor is a four-star prospect and the 13th-ranked tight end in the 2018 class, per the 247 Composite. Ohio State seems to be making a run for his services.
The Wolverines are back down to three commitments in their 2018 class.