In a move that came a bit out of left field, longtime 2017 commitment and Brother Rice (MI) TE Carter Dunaway has re-opened his recruitment after speaking with Jim Harbaugh about his recruitment and future with Michigan.
Re-opening my recruitment: pic.twitter.com/UtfxgKVvzz
— Carter Dunaway (@c_dunaway50) September 9, 2016
Dunaway was the first commitment of the 2017 class for the Wolverines and, at times, has flashed his potential as a blocking tight end at the next level. But he was one of the biggest projects in the class. And that looks to be a project UM would rather take on as a preferred walk-on as, from his tweet, Harbaugh clearly thought it would be better for him to look elsewhere for a full scholarship.
As a legacy recruit whose brother is already a walk-on at Michigan, I wouldn’t rule out Dunaway recommitting to Michigan closer to NSD as a PWO, if he’s unable to land a good enough offer on the trail.
As for where Michigan will turn their attention to for the tight end spot in 2017, Inderkum (CA) Josh Falo looks to be #1, 2 and 3 on the board. Other names the staff will likely keep an eye on includes Major Tennison and Lecitus Smith, as well as a couple top tight ends committed elsewhere at this point.
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