News broke recently that the three-star 2017 Ann Arbor Pioneer linebacker Antjuan Simmons had trimmed his list of schools to eleven.
Simmons told Maize n Brew prior to hist list being released that Michigan would not make it.
"Other schools have made me a priority," Simmons said. "I have a great relationship with Coach Wheatley, but I want one with the rest of the staff too."
Simmons mentioned that new Ohio State defensive coordinator, Greg Schiano, contacted him the day he was hired.
"I hate that people think just because I'm from Ann Arbor means I have to go to Michigan," he said.
"They're still in the race for me if they try. Like I said, I just want to get a better relationship, and have more contact with (Michigan)."
Following his released list of schools, he received calls from Tyrone Wheatley, his main recruiter, and new linebackers coach Chris Partridge.
Partridge asked Simmons to come visit Michigan Saturday, but it was known Simmons was visiting Notre Dame, who many believe to lead the race for him.
Due to academic tutoring, Simmons had to cancel his Notre Dame visit, and will visit Michigan on Saturday with his high school coach.
Michigan should be able to work its way back into his top list and continue more consistent contact after the linebacker made it clear he did not feel like he was getting enough.
Simmons says he plans on making his college decision later this year.