The hits keep coming on the recruiting trail for the Michigan Wolverines.
Four-star 2015 linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced Thursday night that he is decommitting from the University of Michigan, according to his Twitter account.
ESPN's Tom VanHaaren is also reporting that he will not reconsider Michigan.
LB Darrin Kirkland Jr says he is now considering Ole Miss, Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Virginia Tech, Kentucky pic.twitter.com/rsWsLjkJuQ— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 6, 2014
Kirkland tells me that Michigan is out as of right now. Previous tweet has schools he's considering.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 6, 2014
Kirkland's status with the Wolverines has been on shaky ground for the last month or so, as he has taken official visits to other schools and seen more scholarship offers come his way. According to 247 Sports, Kirkland is the 7th Top200 prospect to decommit from the 2015 class, which started with four-star wide receiver George Campbell back in January.
Kirkland was expected to enroll early, so the fact that he is severing ties now is no surprise.
As it stands right now, there are probably only three to four firm commitments for Michigan in their 2015 recruiting class. Those names would include quarterback Alex Malzone, offensive lineman Grant Newsome and Jon Runyan Jr. and kicker Andrew David. There are others who still can probably be counted on to stick around, but nothing is for sure with the status of the coaching staff going forward.
This story is developing.