Michigan football faced a somewhat surprising loss on Thursday evening when 2022 four-star safety commit Myles Rowser decided to re-open his recruitment.
Rivals Ohio State recruiting analyst Alex Gleitman was the first to report the news on Twitter.
I'm told that @IMGAcademy 2022 DB @MylesRowser has opened up his recruitment (previously committed to #Michigan) https://t.co/NcJIZ5nCLE @EJHolland_TW @Cassidy_Rob— Alex Gleitman (@alexgleitman) April 30, 2020
Rowser initially retweeted Gleitman’s statement, but has since removed it from his timeline.
247Sports’ Midwest expert Allen Trieu added some more information on Rowser’s decommitment, saying that he “communicated this with the Michigan staff and has made it clear returning to the Wolverine class is a very real possibility.” ($).
To recap why this news is surprising, Rowser is the younger brother of 2019 four-star cornerback signee Andre Seldon. He followed in his brother’s footsteps by committing to Michigan in January.
Since his commitment, Rowser decided to transfer high schools from Belleville to IMG Academy in Florida, which probably played a factor in his decision to open his recruitment back up. Trieu mentioned that Rowser wants to take visits to Florida and Florida State at least, “without feeling like he’s betraying Michigan.”
The attitude around this situation seems to be that Rowser may have pulled the trigger too early and still wants to take some visits to make sure his decision is final without creating speculation by still being committed to Michigan. As mentioned above, there’s a good chance that he ends up back in the class.