Micah Mazzccua, a three-star offensive lineman in the 2020 class, has de-committed from Michigan and flipped to Baylor.
The 6-foot-5, 335-pounder from St. Frances Academy in Maryland did not sign with Michigan in December. All signs pointed to him signing with Michigan in February, but an official visit to Baylor this weekend changed everything. After that, it was just a matter of time before the flip was official.
Mazzccua had been committed to Michigan since last February. A few of his teammates at St. Frances have already signed with Michigan — four-star running back Blake Corum, four-star linebacker Osman Savage and three-star linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green.
Why exactly Mazzccua didn’t sign with Michigan in December is unknown at this point. Regardless, Ed Warinner and the Wolverines are still in a good spot with three highly-regarded offensive linemen in their 2020 class — four-star tackle Jeffrey Persi, four-star guard Zak Zinter and three-star center Reece Atteberry.
Michigan also took in six offensive linemen in the 2019 class and have in-state four-star Giovanni El-Hadi committed to its 2021 class. Losing Mazzccua isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but it’s obviously not ideal. You can never have too many offensive linemen competing, especially with Michigan having four starting spots to fill next season.
The Wolverines have one target remaining along the offensive line in 2020 — three-star tackle James Pogorelc. All six crystal balls are in favor of Stanford, so we’ll probably see at some point soon if Warinner can reel him in despite being an underdog to land him.
The traditional signing day for high school seniors is Feb. 5.