In an unsurprising turn of events, Michigan lost one of its higher ranked 2017 offensive lineman commitments as American Heritage (FL) OL Kai-Leon Herbert has reportedly decommitted from Michigan after officially visiting Miami (FL).
— Corey Bender (@Corey_Bender) January 22, 2017
Scout was the first to drop the news of the decommitment, which was seen from a mile away. Though having one of the most interesting commitment videos in recruiting history, Herbert’s pledge to Michigan looked to be fading as National Signing Day neared. The in-state programs, Florida and Miami, looked to be getting through to him with their pitch for him to play closer to home. It’ll be a close fight to see who wins out between the Gators and Hurricanes for Herbert.
As for Michigan’s plan for a replacement, with CJ Thorpe off the table, all eyes are focused on Mekhi Becton. Virginia Tech looks to be surging but this still looks like a recruitment that Michigan can win if they make Becton a priority up until NSD.
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