Fans of the Michigan Wolverines basketball program are going to have to wait a bit longer while holding their collective breath in cheering the addition of five-star forward Isaiah Todd. According to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Todd’s mother confirmed on Sunday morning that he will not be signing with Michigan before the end of the early signing period, which runs through Nov. 20.
“Michigan commit and five-star recruit Isaiah Todd doesn’t plan on signing during the early period, his mother Marlene Venable tells (247Sports),” Daniels tweeted on Sunday morning. “She noted that Todd is still firmly committed to the Wolverines.”
Todd committed to Michigan on Oct. 17 and gave Howard his first major win on the recruiting trail since becoming head coach in June. He is a five-star prospect and the 12th-ranked player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports.
Last week, USA Today also reported that Todd is not ready to put pen to paper to join the Wolverines.
“Todd is the highest ranked (No. 8 in the Chosen 25) committed recruit that does not plan to sign during the Early Period,” the USA Today report read. “Todd, a forward at Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, North Carolina), said he ‘can’t wait’ to play at Michigan next season, but isn’t ready to sign.”
Currently, he and guard Zeb Jackson are the only two players committed to the 2020 class with as many as three spots potentially remaining. Jackson sent in his letter of intent to the Wolverines as the early signing period opened last week.
As far as Todd goes, there had been whispers during his recruitment that he may elect to instead go pro overseas, but he maintains that he will be coming to Michigan next season. With his recruitment coming together quickly and a first-year head coach that he committed to, perhaps he is waiting to see what the Wolverines do this year or simply wants to keep his options open over the next six months.
The next signing period opens on April 15, 2020.