Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh saw two players from two different classes decommit from his program on Friday.
According to their Twitter accounts, both class of 2018 4-star linebacker Antwuan Johnson and class of 2017 3-star tight end Carter Dunaway have decommitted from the program.
Johnson was the first to decommit. He took to Twitter to explain why he decommitted.
“I have officially decided that I will be opening my recruitment back up; thank you to all the coaches at UM that showed love and I appreciate all the fans,” he said on the social media website. “I will always love the UM fans, wish you guys the best of luck this season.”
I look forward to getting back into this recruiting process ???????????? pic.twitter.com/j8tdxIbcwS
— Antwuan Johnson (@Antwuan21) September 9, 2016
Johnson, a 6’1”, 210-pound inside linebacker from Dayton, Ohio (Dunbar High School) is rated as a four-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 294 overall prospect in the 2018 class and the sixth-best inside linebacker in the country. 247Sports also regards Johnson as the 14th-best football player in the state of Ohio.
Dunaway also took to Twitter to announce his decommitment.
“Thank you to the Michigan football players, coaches, staff and fans for their support and encouragement over the past year and a half,” he said. “After a discussion with Coach Harbaugh, it is in my best interests to pursue my athletic career elsewhere. I am still, and forever will be, a fan of the Wolverines, but it seems God has other plans in store for me. Good luck to the team this season. Thank you.”
Re-opening my recruitment: pic.twitter.com/UtfxgKVvzz
— Carter Dunaway (@c_dunaway50) September 9, 2016
Dunaway, a 6’6”, 231-pound tight end from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Brother Rice High School) is rated as a three-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 1289 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 56th-best tight end in the country. 247Sports also regards Dunaway as the 33rd-best football player in the state of Michigan.
He had committed to Michigan in April of 2015. His father, Craig, played for Michigan back in the day and is older brother, Jack, is a current walk-on linebacker.