Michigan committed a recruiting mess-up and it cost them a high-profile 2017 prospect


It has been a rough week for the Michigan Wolverines in terms of recruiting, and now, we have some clarity as to why.

Four-star 2017 defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon, who hails from Leesburg, Ga., announced on Monday night that he would be re-opening his recruiting after previously committing to play for Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor.

With that in mind, Kipp Adams of Dawgs247 spoke with the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive lineman and Solomon gave a reason why he potentially soured on the Wolverines.

"A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went. I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me. It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else. Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue. I guess they do not have tabs on me."



It should be noted that Solomon's public announcement indicated that he still values Michigan and will take an official visit to Ann Arbor, but none of this is good for Harbaugh's staff. At the mail level, this hiccup could be attributed to any number of people, but the end result is a negative one for the Wolverines.

With Michigan now out of the driver's seat, Solomon could look to a local program in Georgia (who leads in 247's Crystal Ball projections) or even to Alabama or Auburn. There is a long way to go in his recruitment, but this mail error could be a fatal blow when it comes to Solomon landing at Michigan in 2017.