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Four-star linebacker Tyler Martin decommits from Michigan

The changes to the defensive staff prompted a change in heart.

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The Michigan Wolverines lost a commitment on Thursday evening with 2022 linebacker Tyler Martin announcing that he has backed out of his pledge and reopened his recruitment.

He made the announcement via his Twitter account.

Martin, a four-star recruit out of Massachusetts, was primarily recruited by former defensive coordinator Don Brown. He cited Michigan’s changes to the defensive staff as his reasoning for opening things up and looking elsewhere. Martin ranks as the No. 278 player in the country and committed to the program back in September.

Here is what 247Sports has to say about his skill-set:

Strong, thick build ideal for inside linebacker. Can bulk up and play on the defensive line or can drop weight and play linebacker. Has mentality to play inside the box as a linebacker. Strength is already an asset. Plays physical with little wasted movement. Sorts through traffic to get to ball carrier. Takes on blocks and disengages well. Intelligent player. Prepares well. Top end spend a concern. Has to show he can get to the edge against elite competition. Work on lateral movement is needed. Improvement needed in depth drops in coverage. Power 5 starter.

With Martin’s decision to move on, the Wolverines are left with four current commitments in the 2022 class in four-star defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren and a trio of three-stars in tight end Marlin Klein, defensive tackle Davonte Miles and offensive tackle Connor Jones.