OT: 2018 LB Kolin Demens decommits from UCLA

Submitted by Magnus on December 4th, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Detroit (MI) Country Day linebacker Kolin Demens, the brother of Kenny, decommitted from UCLA today. I can't imagine there's any pre-existing bad blood with Chip Kelly since Kelly hasn't been coaching in college for several years, but Demens just committed to the Bruins in late October and is already backing out.

I don't think Michigan will get involved again, even though they offered early. It didn't seem like Michigan was trying hard to land him.

EDIT: Demens is a 3-star, the #25 inside linebacker, and #603 overall in the 247 Composite.



December 4th, 2017 at 10:08 PM ^

Is this Someone they keep tabs on Incase Otis backs out? I know Otis is predicted to play viper and Demens is an inside guy but i don’t know of any other linebackers currently being recruited


December 4th, 2017 at 10:09 PM ^

Wonder if it has less to do with Chip Kelly and moreso if he got a new offer, or a newly-"committable" offer somewhere he preferred  I agree it didnt seem like UM was trying hard to land him before, maybe that's changed?  


December 4th, 2017 at 10:23 PM ^

MSU might have made some overtures but simply by counting in my head lber, all areas, UM seems to be covered pretty well depth wise. As an aside, beginning with Peppers, maintaining same this year and with the future looking good, I think lber at UM under Don Brown could become one of the premier positions in cfb. 


December 4th, 2017 at 10:46 PM ^

It's amusing that they keep ranking individual players beyond the top 300 or so.  He's the #603 player in the country?  Eh, I was thinking #597 myself...


December 5th, 2017 at 9:49 AM ^

According to UCLA boards Chip maintained all the offers for the class, but did have some conversations about whether certain players in the class would be a fit.  

The main thing driving the UCLA decommits is Mora was not heavily involved in recruiting, preferring to act as a closer, as a result the primary relationships developed with the assistant coaches.  Demens' position coach, Scott White, was not retained and thus I think he decided to open up his options.


December 5th, 2017 at 7:40 AM ^

He (Fleck) just pulled them?  That seems like a total dick move.  Sure, he can do it, but doing something because you can isn't the same as doing something because it's right.  Feel free to tell every player that you're going to re-evaluate what you think the program needs, but to drop everything outright sems like BS to me...


December 5th, 2017 at 9:44 AM ^

Americans love a winner. 

PJ Fleck took WMU from 1-11 to 13-1 in four years.


I'm not saying I'd want him at UM, but he has a short track record of success.  Now we'll see if he can make Minnesota competitive in the West.