But surely UM has at least one person on its staff checking on these things right? At some level there has to be communication between the recruiters and the admissions staff? I realize they can't double check on every single kid but they could at least call someone and ask if there are any red flags on a recruit's classes and test scores and what not. "Hey the coaching staff really wants this kid can you check his records to see if there might be any problems?" - something along those lines.
I fully understand kids leaving to get playing time elsewhere, and I understand kids leaving due to a coaching change, but I find these sorts of gaffs with recruiting disturbing, especially at a time when the team is hurting for depth (esp. on defense).