Reports: Michigan hit by decommitment from 2014 offensive lineman Denzel Ward
Offensive lineman Denzel Ward has been dropped from the Wolverines' 2014 class, according to multiple reports.
"I am no longer a commit to the Univ of Michigan," Ward tweeted. "I really appreciare the love from there but I just want to make the best decision" (sic)
Ward is a 6-foot-8, 290-pound offensive tackle from Chicago. He committed to Michigan last year, becoming the second member of the school's 2014 class.
But he tweeted recently about hosting other head coaches, including Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and Florida's Will Muschamp in the past few days.
Michigan's 2014 class now includes just one member, linebacker Michael Ferns of Saint Clairsville, Ohio.
Its 2013 class remains healthy, though, featuring 27 players after No. 1 tailback Derrick Green committed Saturday. The class ranks No. 1 according to Scout and No. 6 according to Rivals.
The 2013 class is flush at offensive line, too, featuring six players who each hold at least four stars from one of the major recruiting outlets. That helps absorbs much of the blow of losing Ward.
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