2016 four-star Michigan commitment Brad Hawkins officially announced on Friday that he will be enrolling at Suffield Academy in Connecticut, meaning he will not sign or enroll with the Wolverines this year.
That move was more or less expected after Hawkins failed to show up in the Michigan directory with the rest of the freshman and took down all the Michigan stuff from his twitter page. Steve Lorenz says the door is still open for him next year, and Michigan does take guys out of prep school.
There won't be much impact on this year's team. Michigan's wide receiver corps is strong this year and gets an infusion of talent from both this year's class and a couple of five-star sorts most expect will join up in 2017. They also have a couple senior safeties. If he gets whatever academic stuff he needs to get done and enrolls this spring it's more or less status quo.
If he does not get to Ann Arbor that's more of a hit for safety depth, where many people including myself believed he'd end up, than wide receiver.