Michigan cornerback Gregg Brown is fourth freshman to leave program
Gregg Brown was the Michigan football team's first freshman to enroll this year.
Now, he is the fourth one to leave it.
Coach Brady Hoke confirmed Monday that Brown, who was Michigan's only early enrollee this year, has left the team. Hoke declined to offer a reason, despite several requests for comment.
Brown was a highly touted cornerback from Fremont, Ohio, and his early arrival to campus was expected to give him a leg up on playing time. However, he had been passed on the depth chart by fellow freshman Blake Countess, who now is challenging starter Troy Woolfolk for a starting spot.
Another freshman cornerback, Raymon Taylor, has received time in nickel packages ahead of Brown. Sophomore Courtney Avery also plays in those packages.
Brown did not make a tackle in three game appearances, one of which came on special teams.
His departure opens up an additional roster spot for next year's class, which currently stands at 23 commitments.
"That’s hard," Hoke said, when asked if he had an idea how he'd use the spot. "Obviously, you can replace the one."