The 2015 recruiting class has been very strange to this point for the University of Michigan. They’ve seen commitments, they’ve seen decommitments; hell, they’ve lost two of the best players in the country at their position, yet they’re still making headlines.
Shaun Crawford was a defensive back commit for the Wolverines, but he has since ended that pledge late Friday night. He recently visited Notre Dame, and plans on visiting Ohio State very soon.
Crawford was a 4-star prospect, and seemed to be a key piece for the 2015 recruiting haul, but that is no more. Crawford will likely end up on a rival program’s roster, likely in Big Ten country. Brady Hoke’s commitment policy seems to be the topic of conversation after the rumors were circling about Crawford’s interest in Notre Dame. Many believed due to his no visit policy, this would deter commits from honoring their pledge for the duration of their recruiting cycle. It could be a big factor, but, ultimately, it is the recruits decision on what school to attend.
There were reports that Crawford wanted to talk to coaches about his future with the Wolverines, and some thought he would remain a commit, this was not the case, as he ended the marriage Friday. It could mean that he just wants to visit other schools and be sure he is sold on Michigan, but as of today, he is no longer considered a commit.
We will continue to update you as the story progresses.
Crawford is set to visit Ohio State on May 31st.