Ohio offensive guard Caleb Stacey announced on Twitter on Saturday that he has decommitted from Michigan. Stacey, who was originally the second player to join Michigan's 2012 recruiting class, will instead attend Cincinnati, his hometown school. Here's his tweet:
Before it gets out from anyone but me I have decided to decommitt from Michigan to stay home and play ball at the University of Cincinnati
Stacey is rated as a three-star offensive guard on all of the major recruiting sites. According to Rivals, he holds offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina State, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others.
With Stacey decommitting, Michigan has now lost three players who were once a part of its 2012 recruiting class. The first player to leave was Pharaoh Brown, who was essentially dropped by the Wolverines after visiting Oregon. Shortly after, Anthony Standifer exited the class, although it wasn't clear if he decommitted or was told to look elsewhere.
Even with the loss of Stacey, Michigan's 2012 recruiting class is stacked with offensive linemen. Ben Braden, Erik Magnuson, Blake Bars and Kyle Kalis are all committed, and tight end commit A.J. Williams could end up on the O-line in college. What's more, Michigan is still in the mix for highly-rated linemen like Josh Garnett and Jordan Diamond, so the Wolverines should be just fine.
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
- MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
- OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
- TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
- TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
- OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
- MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
- DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
- DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
- CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
- S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
- DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
- OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
- S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
- OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
- S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
- OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
- FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
- DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
- DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., *****
- RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
- WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
- WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)
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