Spokesman: True freshman offensive lineman Tony Posada has left the Michigan football program
A Michigan athletic department spokesman confirmed Monday that true freshman Tony Posada has left the Wolverines' football program.
The spokesman did not elaborate on the departure.
Posada was a three-star offensive lineman from Tampa, Fla. Listed at 6-foot-5, 320 pounds, he was one of the top 2011 recruits to come out of talent-rich Florida. He was projected to be an offensive tackle for the Wolverines.
He was not expected to receive playing time this year.
Posada held offers from Kansas, South Florida, Missouri, Rutgers and Tennessee, among others. He cited Michigan's tradition for turning out top offensive lineman for choosing the Wolverines.
Posada is the second true freshman to leave the program before the start of the season. Kellen Jones, a four-star linebacker from Houston, also was a member of the 2011 class before the athletic department announced last month he no longer was enrolled at the school.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said at the Big Ten media days in Chicago he didn't expect to incur any other issues with incoming freshman. He said last week he didn't expect to have any academic hang-ups, including with the freshmen, after the summer term.
Jones has since landed at Oklahoma.