Michigan’s football program has lost another commitment in its 2022 class.
Cross Plains (Tenn.) East Robertson four-star safety Taylor Groves, who announced his pledge to the Wolverines on Feb. 5, reopened his recruitment Monday night.
“First, I would like to thank Michigan football and Maurice Linguist for the opportunity,” Groves posted on social media. “With that being said, I will be 100 percent opening my recruitment back up.”
The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder is ranked as the No. 233 player and 6 safety nationally, per 247Sports’ Composite system. He becomes the fourth player to decommit from Michigan this cycle but the first who originally committed to the current coaching staff. Four-star safety Myles Ryles, four-star linebacker Tyler Martin and four-star defensve tackle Alex VanSumeren (Essexville Garber) also have reopened their recruitment.
Groves, one of the first prospects new Michigan defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist offered in January, reportedly has 25 offers, including LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Penn State.
The Wolverines still have six pledges in their 2022 class, headlined by five-star cornerback Will Johnson (Grosse Pointe South).