Michigan loses commitment from 3-star WR
Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class took a hit on Wednesday, losing a commitment from 3-star wide receiver Markus Allen. He had given his verbal pledge to the program in April.
Allen announced his decision to decommit from the program on Twitter. His departure drops Michigan down to 20 recruits in the 2021 cycle, though the Wolverines still own the second-best class in the B1G behind only Ohio State.
“After having a deep conversation and reconsidering my commitment, my family and I feel as if it’s best I re-open my recruitment as of now,” Allen wrote. “I would like to thank Coach Gattis and Coach Harbaugh and the Michigan football staff for giving me the opportunity but at this time I will be re-opening my recruitment all the way back up.”
Per 247Sports, Allen ranks as the No. 455 overall prospect in the 2021 class and is the No. 68 wide receiver. The Clayton, Ohio native is also listed as the No. 14 player from his home state.
Allen had a big season at Northmont High School in 2019. He totaled 1,099 yards and 15 touchdowns on 51 catches during his junior season. Those type of play earned him offers from several programs, including Indiana, Iowa State, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin.
Michigan’s 2021 class still ranks 11th nationally right now.