The hits keep coming for Michigan football, this time on the recruiting trail.
In an unsurprising turn of events, four-star cornerback Garrett Taylor (Richmond, Virginia) announced Monday that he has decomitted from the Wolverines per his Twitter account.
I have de committed from the University of Michigan. Thank you to the Michigan coaching staff for the opportunity they gave me.— Garrett Taylor (@gtaychillin) October 27, 2014
Taylor has official visits planned to Penn State and Ohio State and never had one planned to Ann Arbor. The writing seemed to be on the wall.
Steve Lorenz of 247 Sports is also reporting that Michigan is out of the picture going forward and they will no longer be considered.
With Taylor now out of the picture, the Wolverines have a need at cornerback in the 2015 class. Shaun Crawford was previously committed, but flipped to Notre Dame back in June.
As for players that could possibly replace Taylor and Crawford, Lorenz says in-state prospects John Kelly and Tyrone Miller are candidates.