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2020 4-star DT Denver Warren decommits from Michigan

Michigan loses its top-ranked player in the 2020 class

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Well, not all of the recruiting news coming from this weekend is positive. 2020 4-star Denver Warren posted on Twitter early Monday morning that he is decommitting from Michigan.

This is strange for a couple reasons.

Warren visited Michigan in June and absolutely fell in love. He was extremely candid about how much he enjoyed his visits.

Then he threw some shade at Michigan State, saying they didn’t even compare and it wasn’t like a real visit when he went to East Lansing. That immediately endeared him to Michigan fans. Since then, he’s been all maize and blue on his social media.

But now, Warren is saying in his note he’s decommitting “due to the university not having enough room for me on the D-line roster for 2020.” This is hard to believe considering Warren is the only defensive lineman committed in the 2020 class so far. It’s true the 2019 defensive line haul is going to be big, but Michigan is guaranteed to lose at least four guys at the position after this season, and more will be gone by the time Warren arrived in 2020.

There’s something up with this decommitment, and there may be a miscommunication or something going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. The coaching staff is prohibited to discuss these matters, so we probably won’t ever know what actually happened. But hopefully Warren finds a program that he fits in with just as well down the road.

This leaves the 2020 class with five members, after running back Tim Baldwin committed yesterday.