Rising redshirt sophomore cornerback Benjamin St-Juste will not continue his football career, instead taking a medical scholarship to remain at Michigan as a student only.
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St-Juste originally committed to Michigan in June of 2015 (LINK) as a member of the 2016 class, but he then re-classified to 2017. As you can see, he was unranked at the time of his commitment, but he ended up as a 4-star, the #39 cornerback, and #338 overall. I gave him a final TTB Rating of 78.
St-Juste played in twelve games as a freshman in 2017, but he missed the 2018 season with a reported hamstring injury. He was still having complications with injuries, which precipitated his early retirement. Most prognosticators thought of him as a wild card in the cornerback mix, as Lavert Hill returns as a starter and no other cornerbacks returning with a great deal of experience on defense. Ambry Thomas would be appear to be the front runner at the corner opposite Hill.
Michigan now has 86 scholarship players slated to be on the roster in 2019, so at least one further departure will have to occur (LINK).
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