A Four-Star Recruit De-Commits From Michigan After Taking Offense To A Bonehead Recruiting Mishap By Harbaugh’s Staff

Michigan is primed to have one of, if not the best defensive lines in college football this year. Not only did they score a new defensive coordinator in Don Brown, whose Boston College defense was ranked No. 1 last season, but seven of the Wolverines’ eight in their two-deep across the front are 280 pounds-plus. Big, meaty boys.

Harbaugh didn’t take his gas off the recruiting pedal either–signing the nation’s number 1 recruit in Rashan Gary–a 6-5, 295-pound defensive tackle who many coaches believe is the best defensive lineman to enter college in a handful of years. Michigan also locked down four-star defensive tackle, Georgia-native and U.S. Army All-American Aubrey Solomon. Well, not really.

Solomon de-committed from Michigan after a bonehead blunder by a paper pusher in the Michigan athletic department.

Solomon told 247 Sports:

“A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan BBQ, but we never went,” Solomon said. “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.”

He also posted the below tweet:

The four-star recruit said that he is not ruling out Michigan completely, but will also bring Georgia, Alabama, USC, Oregon, Clemson, and Florida back in the mix.

I have a tough time finding a more believable explanation for sending a thank you note to a kid who wasn’t even in attendance AND spelling both his first and last name wrong than that it was on purpose. Harbaugh probably realized that his D-line is going to be stacked like a Pringles can and to free up a scholarship spot for the QB position, executed the most passive aggressive recruiting move in college football history.

This is probably how it went down.

Harbaugh: Hey Intern Eddy, is that D-tackle Solomon still committed?

Intern: Yes, even after you took a shit on his lawn. And my name’s Teddy.

Harbaugh: Sure. That one-star former QB-turned-blogger Matt Keohan still has four years of college eligibility right?

Intern: Who?

Harbaugh: If just given the chance, he could really prosper. But we need to free up a scholarship.

Intern: [pause]

Harbaugh: Got it. Send that Solomon kid a ‘Thank You’ note for coming to the BBQ he wasn’t invited to. But instead of addressing him as Aubrey Solomon, write Audrey Schlong.

Intern: That’s passive aggressive and mean spirited.

Harbaugh: It’s such a good idea I’m getting a chubby in my khakis.

Intern: Please put your dick away, coach. I’m mildly uncomfortable.

Harbaugh: You’re fired.

Don’t quote me word for word on this exchange, but it definitely maybe went down like this.

[h/t 247 Sports]

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