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Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Death, Taxes, and Late-Cycle Decommitments

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Herbert’s decommitment comes at an inopportune time for the Wolverines.

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Michigan sends large group to Polynesian Bowl

As the Inaugural Polynesian Bowl kicked off Saturday afternoon, Michigan fans that have kept in the recruiting loop were sure to see more than a few familiar faces.

Led by incoming quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, the future wolverines fielded a group including OT commit Chuck Filiaga, RB commit Kurt Taylor, DT commit Phillip Paea, and ILB commit Josh Ross.

Michigan also got an added boost on the recruiting trail as WR target Nico Collins shared a room with Kurt Taylor throughout the week. While Taylor hasn't been an incredibly vocal presence on the recruiting scene, he is Michigan's longest commitment in the current class and spending additional time with a highly valued target can never hurt.

Herbert Decommits, to the surprise of no one with a Twitter account

After months of not-so-cryptic tweets about a potential decommitment, four-star OT Kai-Leon Herbert finally decided to pull the trigger after a visit to Miami over the weekend.

First reported by Corey Bender of, Herbert's move comes as no surprise after months of tweets and retweets involving the Gators and Hurricanes. Jedd Fisch's departure seems to have been the final nail in the coffin for Herbert, seeing as Fisch was reportedly one of the staffers recruiting Herbert the hardest.

With Filiaga's commitment in early January, Michigan is will still bring a noteworthy offensive line group onto campus, but still has plenty of room to grow.