Michigan's 2019 recruiting class is down a player, as Hollywood (FL) Chaminade cornerback Te'Cory Couch announced his decommitment from the program this morning on Twitter:
Officially de-committing from the university of Michigan
— T©️(MD)⚠️ (@TecoryC_16) June 9, 2018
Couch's initial commitment, shortly after the cancelled spring game, certainly caught me off-guard, and now it appears he'll do the more expected thing and stay close to home. 247's Steve Lorenz:
The four-star was a somewhat surprise commitment in April when he chose the Wolverines over Miami (FL) and Tennessee among others. With his recruitment now open again, the Hurricanes will likely become the heavy favorite to keep Couch closer to home as he's been on campus multiple times since his original pledge to the Wolverines.
Lorenz reports five-star Florida State commit Akeem Dent and high-three-star Georgia native D.J. Turner are among the top cornerback targets left on Michigan's board. Couch was the only corner in the class, so even after 2018's large defensive back haul, expect the coaches to push for a replacement and likely more.
Michigan's 2019 class now has ten total commits. Couch's decommitment drops the Wolverines to 14th overall and second in the Big Ten (behind #12 Ohio State) in the composite class rankings.