Early this morning, Michigan received their 3rd decommitment from the 2018 class as Springfield (OH) LB Antwuan Johnson has decided to join his teammate DL Leonard Taylor and back out of his spring pledge to the Wolverines.
I look forward to getting back into this recruiting process 🙌🏾🏈 pic.twitter.com/j8tdxIbcwS
— Antwuan Johnson (@Antwuan21) September 9, 2016
Johnson, Taylor and OG Jalil Irvin have all left the 2018 Michigan class over the last three weeks and all have said something very similar for their reasoning. That was that the Michigan staff had pulled back on their communication with each prospect, which was something most expected. The staff is focusing on the 2016 season and wrapping up a top 2017 class. And with nearly a year and a half before 2018 National Signing Day, this isn’t much of a shock to hear. But this decommitment was a bit of a surprise decommitment as Johnson was at the Hawaii game and was expected at the UCF game.
For those freaking out about string of 2018 decommitments, I wouldn’t worry about it. Harbaugh and the UM staff will only have room for a class in the high teens, at most, which means they’ll be able to sell the nation’s top prospects on being one of a few members of the class. They is means they’ll likely be extremely picky with who they sign in this class.
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