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April 1, 2016: Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh during game action in the Michigan spring football game played at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

Michigan football loses recruit over thank you card mix-up

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Head coach Jim Harbaugh is doing everything he can to bring top recruits to the Michigan Wolverines. Sometimes, he might be doing too much, and this time, it’s going to cost him.

Aubrey Solomon, a four-star defensive tackle from Georgia, announced that he is de-committing from Michigan due to a thank you card mix-up. He told 247 Sports that the Wolverines sent him a thank you card for going to a Michigan barbecue, an event in which he did not attend.

“I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me,” Solomon said. “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.”

There is no guarantee that this is Harbaugh’s fault, however. It could have been as simple of an error as another employee reading the impending recruitment list incorrectly or addressing the envelope with the wrong address. As college football recruiting gets more competitive every year, head coaches and their staff are spread thin.

With Michigan officially out of the picture for the up-and-coming Solomon, he will now consider heading to the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide, USC Trojans, Oregon Ducks, Clemson Tigers or Florida Gators instead. Nonetheless, the Wolverines will be forced to move on in their recruiting process as the school currently ranks in the top 10 in the Associated Press’ preseason poll.

Michigan football loses recruit over thank you card mix-up

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