Michigan’s 2022 recruiting class took a big hit on Monday night.

Taylor Groves, a 4-star defensive back from Cross Plains, Tennessee announced on Twitter that he has decided to reopen his recruitment and decommit from Michigan. The news comes less than two months after he initially gave his verbal pledge to the program in early February.

“First I would like to thank [Michigan football] and [Coach Maurice Linguist] for the opportunity,” Groves wrote on Twitter. “With that being said, I will be 100% opening my recruitment back up!!”


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Groves ranks as the No. 13 safety in the 2022 class and the No. 6 prospect out of Tennessee, per 247Sports. Nationally, the defensive back is listed as one of the Top 250 players in the cycle, coming in at No. 233. He was the second-highest ranked recruit committed to the Wolverines’ 2022 class.

More than two dozen programs have offered the 6-foot-2, 175-pound defensive back. Other major programs to extend offers include LSU, Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Utah, among others.

Michigan’s 2022 class is still in good shape, ranking 20th nationally and 4th in the B1G. The Wolverines have six players currently committed in the class.