Four-star DT de-commits from Michigan after alleged recruiting mishap
Michigan did something that most schools do.
Following its barbecue event for recruits at the Big House, the Wolverines sent out thank you notes to everyone who attended. Four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon, who committed to Michigan earlier in the summer, said that he got one of those thank-you notes.
But Solomon was never at the barbecue, and he didn’t like the fact that Michigan didn’t realize that.
So on Monday, he de-committed.
“A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went,” Solomon told 247sports. “I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me.
“It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else. Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue. I guess they do not have tabs on me.”
For what it’s worth, that’s only one side of the story. Michigan won’t be able to address the matter directly because Solomon is an unsigned recruit.
Solomon is rated as the No. 5 defensive tackle in the 2017 class. The Georgia product originally committed to Michigan weeks after attending one of the Wolverines’ satellite camps.
Michigan also lost a key commitment in its 2018 class on Monday. Four-star tight end Leonard Taylor, an Ohio native, announced that he was opening up his recruitment.
The Wolverines still have the No. 9 class in the 247sports 2017 rankings, which is second in the B1G.