Three-star Leawood (Kan.) athlete Amauri Pesek-Hickson announced today that he is no longer committed to Michigan.
Psalm 62:1-2 “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I WILL NEVER BE SHAKEN.” pic.twitter.com/aMJAL8Hvyg— Mauri (@amaurihickson) February 4, 2019
The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was expected to sign his letter of intent at Wednesday’s National Signing Day. However, it was revealed this morning that Jim Harbaugh had requested that Pesek-Hickson attend prep school for a year and reclassify to the 2020 class.
Shermaine Hickson, Amauri’s father, told the Detroit Free Press that there was miscommunication about whether this request was due to his son’s academic standing or due to a scholarship crunch.
“Because of the scholarship situation, Amauri right now is the odd man out (for 2019),” Shermaine Hickson was reported as saying before the decommitment. “He’s in, but he’s out. What that means is that he basically, to come to Michigan — and this was a conversation we had face-to-face (Wednesday) at Amauri’s basketball game with coach Harbaugh — was that he wants to use the remaining scholarships for a grad transfer.”
The seventh-ranked player in Kansas per 247 Sports, Pesek-Hickson just reported an offer this afternoon from Western Illinois. He also expressed interest in visiting in-state schools Kansas and Kansas State.
He is ranked as the No. 663 player nationally per 247 Sports, as well as the No. 41 athlete.
Michigan now only expects to officially sign four-star Washington (D.C.) safety Quinten Johnson on Wednesday. That would make 26 official commitments for the 2019 class.