According to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has pulled a scholarship offer from 2016 running back Matt Falcon.
Ranked as a 3-star recruit by 247Sports, Falcon suffered a knee injury before the start of this, his senior, season. According to Snyder, Harbaugh informed the 6’1,” 215-pounder out of Southfield that he would not receive an athletic scholarship.
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) October 19, 2015
“His parents called (Harbaugh) up, and he told them Matt was going to be able to go to school at Michigan and wouldn’t have to pay a dime,” Southfield coach Tim Conley told Snyder. “But he wouldn’t be able to play football.”
As demonstrated by MLive.com’s video, Falcon is more that just football. Academics are clearly important, so he’ll fit right in as a student at Michigan. He wants to be a physical therapist. Word is that Michigan might be a good school for medical-related studies.
Bonus for Falcon.
According to 247Sports, Falcon most recently visited (official) Michigan on May 30. Prior to his injury, Falcon served as a complementary piece to the Wolverines’ 2016 recruiting class–one that currently sits at No. 9 in the nation. So far, Harbaugh has 21 commits, highlighted by what could be one of the best offensive line classes ever drawn to Michigan.
Michigan is in the running for 5-star running back Kareem Walker, so the removal of Falcon would, in theory, pave the way for such a commitment. So far, the Wolverines have two 2016 commits, 3-star running back Kiante Enis and 4-star athlete Chris Evans, as potential ball-carriers; however, their abilities may be better suited for other areas once the Wolverines figure out their running backs situation.