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3-star DL Tyrece Woods decommits from Michigan

Michigan may be trying to clear up space for other targets still on the board.

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On Thursday evening, as many people were dealing with their food comas, Michigan’s recruiting class tightened their belt a bit as 3-star defensive lineman Tyrece Woods decommitted from the Wolverines.

In a note posted on his Twitter account, Woods posted, “Right now my family and I feel that it is in my best interest to decommit from Michigan and re-open my recruitment and weigh all of my options.”

Woods committed to Michigan in August after earning an offer from his performance at their Big Man camp in June. There was some hesitation to whether he’d be a take for the class during that span, but he eventually was considered a take.

It’s unclear if Michigan or Woods decided to end this partnership, but with the excellent position the program is in with elite talents like Zach Harrison and George Karlaftis, and numbers in the class getting tight, it’s not a surprise a lower-rated recruit started to look around for a better opportunity for himself. Michigan now has five commits on the defensive line.

Woods had some crystal ball picks to Cincinnati before committing to Michigan, so they may jump back ahead in the race. He also holds offers from several MAC and Ivy League schools.

This doesn’t affect Michigan’s class ranking much. Now with 25 commits, it still stands at No. 9 in the country and No. 1 in the Big Ten.