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Rochester (MI) Adams cornerback Vincent Gray committed to Michigan (LINK).
Northville (MI) Northville kicker Jake Moody committed to Michigan as a grayshirt.
Washington (DC) St. John’s quarterback Kevin Doyle decommitted from Michigan (LINK).
Leesburg (GA) Lee County linebacker Otis Reese flipped from Michigan to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #87 overall. Michigan’s coaching staff found out that he was flipping when he announced on the morning of National Signing Day, which is a . . . uhhh . . . less than ideal behavior from someone who has been committed to you for 1.5 years. Michigan’s coaches took heat for yanking offers late in the process previously (see: Erik Swenson), but at least those players had a chance to make other plans. If you wait until the last day to decide, somebody’s getting screwed.
Hit the jump for all the guys who committed elsewhere, along with some random bits.
OFF THE BOARD
Washington (DC) H.D. Woodson cornerback Noah Boykin committed to Notre Dame. The former Maryland commit was apparently going to choose Virginia until about 30 minutes before his announcement, but something changed in the final stretch to make him choose the Fighting Irish.
Arlington (TX) Lamar defensive tackle Bobby Brown flipped from Texas A&M to Alabama to Texas A&M during his recruitment.
Schertz (TX) Samuel Clemens wide receiver Tommy Bush committed to Georgia. He was offered by Michigan late, but he nixed the Wolverines from his list shortly after the offer.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage cornerback Tyson Campbell committed to Georgia. He’s the #2 corner and #12 player overall.
Metairie (LA) Archbishop Rummel wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase committed to LSU. He had shown interest in Michigan at one point, but it’s almost impossible to get highly ranked recruits to leave Louisiana for Michigan.
Rome (GA) Rome defensive end Jamarcus Chatman committed to Florida State. He had been committed to Tennessee until early December.
Pensacola (FL) Escambia wide receiver Jacob Copeland committed to Florida. This was one of the more noteworthy commitments of the day, because Copeland’s mother – wearing Alabama and Tennessee gear – got up and walked away from the table when Copeland picked Florida. She came back later and hugged and made up, but it’s safe to say that Copeland didn’t have 100% support in his decision.
Rockledge (FL) Rockledge running back Jashaun Corbin committed to Texas A&M. He had been committed to Tennessee at one time.
Los Angeles (CA) Hawkins safety Aashari Crosswell committed to Arizona State. Score one for Herm Edwards!
Tampa (FL) Cambridge Christian running back Andrew Cunningham committed to Georgia Southern. He reported 67 offers altogether, including from much bigger programs than Georgia Southern, so something curious occurred.
Cedar Hill (TX) Cedar Hill defensive tackle Shabazz Dotson committed to SMU.
Tampa (FL) Jefferson wide receiver Jermaine Eskridge committed to Iowa Western Community College. He named Michigan to his top 7 at one point and also had offers from some other big-time programs, so this is a big get for IWCC, since he’s the #40 athlete and #548 overall.
Colony (CA) Colony tight end/wide receiver Michael Ezeike committed to UCLA.
New Orleans (LA) McDonogh 35 safety Joseph Foucha committed to Arkansas.
Lee’s Summit (MO) West cornerback Mario Goodrich committed to Clemson.
Mission Viejo (CA) Mission Viejo cornerback Olaijah Griffin committed to USC. Griffin was supposed to visit Michigan in January but never did. That may have had something to do with teammate Jarrett Patterson eliminating the Wolverines.
New Orleans (LA) McDonogh 35 wide receiver Lawrence Keys III committed to Notre Dame.
Memphis (TN) Harding Academy offensive tackle Will Lawrence committed to Memphis. He had been committed to Virginia at one point.
San Bernardino (CA) Cajon defensive end Jeremiah Martin committed to Texas A&M.
Yoakum (TX) Yoakum wide receiver Joshua Moore committed to Texas.
Cincinnati (OH) Winton Woods linebacker Chris Oats committed to Kentucky.
Cypress (TX) Cy Springs safety Leon O’Neal, Jr. committed to Texas A&M. He decommitted from the Aggies shortly after Jimbo Fisher was hired, so Fisher did a good job of reeling him back in.
Mission Viejo (CA) Mission Viejo offensive tackle Jarrett Patterson committed to Notre Dame. The former Arizona State commit was down to Notre Dame and UCLA after eliminating Michigan.
Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nick Petit-Frere committed to Ohio State. He’s the #1 offensive tackle and #7 overall. Nobody expected him to go to Michigan, but OSU came a little bit out of nowhere to steal him.
Phenix City (AL) Central wide receiver Justyn Ross committed to Clemson. I expected him all along to pick the in-state Crimson Tide, so this was a surprise.
Washington (DC) H.D. Woodson running back Mychale Salahuddin committed to Pitt. He was committed to USC at one point.
Concord (NC) Concord defensive tackle Rick Sandidge committed to South Carolina. He was supposed to visit Michigan in February but did not end up taking the trip.
St. George (UT) Desert Hills offensive tackle Penei Sewell committed to Oregon.
Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage cornerback Patrick Surtain, Jr. committed to Alabama. He was expected by many to end up at LSU, so this was a good late pull for Alabama.
Montgomery (AL) Park Crossing wide receiver Cam Taylor committed to Nebraska. He started off at Prattville, which sent players like Kingston Davis and Keith Washington to Michigan.
San Diego (CA) Helix cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart committed to USC. Combined with Olaijah Griffin (see above), the Trojans have quite a cornerback duo in this class.
Leesburg (GA) Lee County wide receiver Ty Terrell committed to Marshall. A teammate of Otis Reese’s, Michigan brought Terrell up for an official visit in January.
Dayton (OH) Dunbar running back Tavion Thomas committed to Cincinnati. He was committed to Oklahoma earlier in the cycle.
St. Louis (MO) Parkway North defensive tackle Michael Thompson, Jr. committed to Oklahoma. He had named Michigan to his top five at one point, but Michigan couldn’t close the deal and didn’t take any defensive tackles in the class.
Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu committed to USC, which is standard fare for Mater Dei products.
Bellaire (TX) Episcopal wide receiver Jaylen Waddle committed to Alabama. He was one of the stars of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Las Vegas (NV) Arbor View defensive end Elijah Wade committed to UCLA.
Waldorf (MD) North Point offensive tackle Rasheed Walker committed to Penn State.
Miami (FL) Northwestern cornerback Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. committed to Wisconsin.
Here’s a list of preferred walk-on offers and commitments for 2018 (LINK).
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