Michigan Hit With Three Decommitments in 24 Hours
The Michigan recruiting trail has hit a bit of a rough patch over the past few days, as three athletes have decommitted from the University.
2018 4* ATH Leonard Taylor
Per his Twitter account on Monday, 2018 four-star athlete Leonard Taylor announced his decommitment from Michigan, citing that this is the best course of action for his future. Taylor had been a verbal commit to Michigan since last fall.
Ohio State is now thought to be in strong contention for the Springfield (OH) athlete, as the 247 Crystal Ball is in favor of the Buckeyes landing him.
2017 4* DT Aubrey Solomon
The fifth-ranked defensive tackle in the 2017 cycle, Aubrey Solomon (GA), announced his decommitment from the Wolverines on Monday as well. Per his Twitter post, Solomon stated that he would like his mother to be more involved in the recruiting process going forward.
God Bless pic.twitter.com/Uub9inc0Da— Aubrey Solomon (@AubreySolomon91) August 22, 2016
Per Kipp Adams of Wolverine247 (FREE), the reasoning behind his decommitment stemmed from a mailing mistake in which he was sent a thank-you card for attending the BBQ at the Big House. However, Solomon never attended that event. According to the article, Solomon stated,
"A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went," Solomon said. "I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me. It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else. Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue. I guess they do not have tabs on me."
Solomon mentioned that he is high on Georgia, as is his mother. He still plans on taking his official visit to Michigan.
2018 3* OL Jalil Irvin
2018 three-star offensive guard Jalil Irvin took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce his decommitment from Michigan, stating that while the Wolverines are still his dream school, he needs to take a step back and reevaluate his recruiting process.
Per the tweet, Irvin will keep Michigan in his top 5 and he will still take his official visit to Ann Arbor.
Michigan in Good Shape for Peoples-Jones
Per Brandon Brown of Rivals ($), the Wolverines continue to be in good shape with elite 2017 wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones. Jones is the top-ranked receiver in the 2017 class.
While you will need a subscription to Rivals in order to read the article in full, Jones mentioned that the academics at Michigan are a strong positive for him. He last visited Ann Arbor for the BBQ at the Big House.
He plans on committing in December.