Columbus (OH) Northland wide receiver Kalil Branham decommitted from Michigan on Saturday. He had been committed to Michigan since last June (LINK). He’s currently ranked as a 247 Composite 4-star, the #64 wide receiver, and #342 overall.
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His older brother, John Branham, is a 3-star recruit headed to play at Eastern Michigan in the fall, so I thought that family connection and both brothers playing in Washtenaw County would keep Kalil committed. However, Kalil committed to Michigan before Josh Gattis and his #speedinspace hashtag were brought to Ann Arbor, so perhaps Gattis wasn’t so high on Branham.
Either way, crystal balls started heading in Kentucky’s direction right before the news came out about the decommitment.
I’m slightly disappointed because I like Branham as a prospect. He constantly posts videos of himself and his brother busting their tails to get better at football, and they seem like a family-oriented bunch. He doesn’t jump off the screen on film, but I have respect for his character and I was rooting for him to succeed. And I still will – as long as he goes somewhere outside the Big Ten and doesn’t play against Michigan.
This is the third player to decommit from Michigan in the 2020 class, joining Virginia running back Tim Baldwin (uncommitted) and Illinois defensive tackle Denver Warren (uncommitted).
The Wolverines have zero wide receivers committed in the 2020 class. They’re now #18 in the team composite rankings.
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