Michigan football program has less than a month to convince recruits to be Wolverines
Greg Brown plans to continue to be a student at the University of Michigan and part of this year’s recruiting class for the football team. Justice Hayes still plans to sign with Michigan.
Other recruits aren’t as sure about their verbal commitment to Michigan.
In the wake of Rich Rodriguez’s firing on Wednesday after three seasons as the Michigan football coach, recruits have less than a month to make a decision about where they will play college football before national signing day on Feb. 2.
Brown, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back from Fremont Ross High School in Ohio, enrolled early at Michigan so he can participate in spring practice. He is rated as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
Hayes is a four-star running back from Grand Blanc High School and was coached by Joe Delaney.
“At this point, he’s still committed to Michigan,” Delaney said of Hayes, who previously committed to Notre Dame before stating his intentions to accept a scholarship offer at Michigan.
Hayes rushed for 1,300 yards for Grand Blanc as a junior, but played just three games his senior season after injuring his wrist. Before the injury, he was his team’s leading rusher and receiver.
St. John's Jesuit (Ohio) center Jack Miller, St. Pius X (Texas) linebacker Kellen Jones and Plant Senior High School (Fla.) offensive tackle Tony Posada all told Rivals.com they would stay committed to Michigan.
South Fort Myers (Fla.) defensive back Dallas Crawford told naplesnews.com that he had de-committed from Michigan because of Rodriguez’s firing and would explore in-state options Miami and Florida.
Traverse City West offensive tackle Jake Fisher told the Detroit Free Press’ that he is reconsidering his commitment, and Plymouth coach Mike Sawchuck said defensive end Brennen Beyer is doing the same.
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