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Recruiting Roundup: Dee Hart Rumors; Michigan Loses Two Recruits

Things were pretty quiet on the recruiting front for Michigan and Michigan State up until this last week or so. Activity picked up last Friday when rumors about Dee Hart started popping up, and since then Michigan has lost two members of its recruiting class while Michigan State added another commit. The latest news on recruiting for both schools is below.

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Michigan Football

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  • Last week, rumors started spreading about how Florida running back Dee Hart was planning on decommitting from Michigan. The gist of the rumor was that, because of Michigan's indecision with Rich Rodriguez, Hart was going to switch to Alabama. This turned out to be false, though, as Hart later said that if he were to decommit from Michigan (he hasn't yet), he would switch to Florida. This was before Urban Meyer suddenly resigned, though, and he declined to comment on that news. Now it's possible the school he is currently committed to will have a different coach in the near future, and right now his backup plan is without one.

    To say the least, it's a complicated situation for Hart. He was going to enroll early at Michigan next month, but because he is waiting to see if Rodriguez will be the coach next season, those plans have been scrapped. For now, it's a waiting game. If Rodriguez is the coach of Michigan next season, Hart will be headed to Ann Arbor. If it's Jim Harbaugh or someone else who doesn't run a spread offense, then Hart will be headed elsewhere.
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  • One player that did actually decommit from Michigan is quarterback Kevin Sousa. He is also from Florida and decided to switch his commitment to Wake Forest.
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  • Michigan also lost wide receiver commit Shawn Conway this week. He didn't decommit, but rather is not academically eligible. As a result, he will attend Grand Rapids Community College next fall and then try to transfer to Michigan after a semester.
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Michigan State Football

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  • Michigan State picked up a commitment from Muskegon defensive lineman Damon Knox this week. Knox is a three-star recruit on Rivals, Scout and ESPN.
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