Minnesota has suffered its first major setback on the 2020 recruiting trail.
Wednesday afternoon, three-star defensive end Aaron Witt announced he was decommitting from Minnesota, dropping the number of prospects down to seven in the 2020 class. Witt was an in-state target and one of the top five players from the state of Minnesota.
“First off, I’d like to thank the University of Minnesota for all the things they have done for me in the past year,” Witt wrote. “With that being said, I have decided to de-commit from the University of Minnesota and open up my recruitment.”
I'm re opening my recruitment pic.twitter.com/K9Dg5Ah4WY
— Aaron Witt (@AaronJwitt13) May 15, 2019
Per 247Sports, Witt is ranked as the No. 616 player overall in the 2020 class and is the fifth-best prospect out of his state. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end is ranked as a top 30 player at his position.
Witt has received two other offers outside of Minnesota, as both Iowa and Iowa State have shown interest, as well.
Minnesota’s 2020 recruiting class now ranks 31st nationally and seventh in the B1G.