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Former Michigan commit Amauri Pesek-Hickson signs with Kansas

The 3-star is staying home.

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A former Michigan commit in the 2019 class is officially heading elsewhere, as 3-star athlete Amauri Pesek-Hickson announced Monday morning his commitment to Les Miles and the Kansas Jayhawks.

Pesek-Hickson committed to U-M back in November and de-committed earlier this week after some miscommunication/misinterpretation by the Michigan coaching staff about how the scholarship was offered to him. The coaching staff wanted him to go to prep school for one season and reclassify to the 2020 class, but the message, according to the Pesek-Hickson family, was not made clear.

“He wants a defensive lineman, I don’t think that’s a secret. So, instead of Amauri getting a scholarship for 2019, Michigan’s plan is to (for him to) go to prep school for a semester and then reclassify in 2020 and join Michigan for the class of 2020,” Pesek-Hickson’s dad, Shermaine Hickson, told Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press.

That story was published just two days ago, so the late miscommunication/misinterpretation really screwed the pooch on this recruitment. But it is really nice to see Pesek-Hickson get an opportunity to go to college and play right away at Kansas, his hometown team.

Michigan is expected to sign just one player today — 4-star safety Quinten Johnson.

Stay with Maize n Brew all day as we bring you coverage of the 2019 recruiting class.