Class of 2016 offensive tackle Erik Swenson (Downers Grove, Illinois) has decommitted from Michigan Football and is reopening his recruitment, he announced via his Twitter account.
January 20, 2016
Swenson is a four-star prospect and the 31st-ranked offensive tackle in the class, per 247's Composite ranking system.
He committed to Michigan under Brady Hoke's regime in late 2013 and was the first committed prospect of the 2016 class and has remained steadfast in his commitment throughout.
Swenson cited "unforseen circumstances" as the reason for his decommitment in his announcement, but tells MLive's Nick Baumgardner that the Wolverines called not too long ago to pull his offer and cancel his official visit.
Erik Swenson says Michigan recently called and pulled his offer, canceled his OV w/out a reason. He committed in '13 https://t.co/mtPzULuJiW— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) January 20, 2016
Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports is reporting that the coaching staff at Northwestern has had contact with Swenson recently, so he may find a landing spot sooner rather than later.
#Northwestern has been in contact with the Erik Swenson camp about joining its 2016 recruiting class: https://t.co/SDhpgpXD0w— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) January 20, 2016
That leaves Michigan with three committed players on the offensive line in this cycle in Ben Bredeson, Devery Hamilton and Michael Onwenu. All three are four-star prospects.
Michigan is now down to 22 commitments in the 2016 class.
We'll have more on this story as it develops.