Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class took a significant blow on Thursday afternoon.

Xavier Worthy, a 4-star wide receiver and one of the top overall prospects in the class, announced on Twitter that he will be decommitting from Michigan. He said his decision comes because of circumstances that are out of his control.

“Since graduating HS, I looked forward to starting my college football career at the University of Michigan, however; due to circumstances beyond my control, things did not go as planned — and I have submitted a [National Letter of Intent] release request,” Worthy wrote. “To the Michigan coaching staff, I have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for the opportunity offered to me. And to the Michigan fans I’ll always be grateful for all the love and support you’ve shown me.

“At this time I’m reopening my recruitment, in search of a new home to begin my college football career.”

Per 247Sports, Worthy ranks as the No. 61 overall prospect in the 2021 class and is the No. 8 wide receiver. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound receiver out of Fresno, California received nearly two dozen offers, picking Michigan over Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Washington and many others.

Worthy was the third-highest ranked prospect to commit to Michigan in the 2021 recruiting class, behind quarterback J.J. McCarthy (No. 24) and running back Donovan Edwards (No. 41).