Michigan’s mistake could be an SEC school’s gain.
Defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon, a former Michigan commit, re-opened his recruitment Monday after an embarrassing series of gaffes by the Wolverines’ staff. Here’s what Solomon told Kipp Adams of Dawgs247:
“A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went,” Solomon said. “I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me. It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else. Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue. I guess they do not have tabs on me.”
Solomon, a native of Leesburg, Georgia, is a U.S. Army All-American and the nation’s No. 5 defensive tackle for the class of 2017, as ranked by 247Sports. As reported by Adams, Solomon will consider Georgia, Alabama, USC, Oregon, Clemson and Florida. He told Adams that Michigan remains an option.
Here’s Solomon’s explanation in a tweet:
God Bless ? pic.twitter.com/Uub9inc0Da
— Aubrey Solomon (@AubreySolomon91) August 22, 2016
Let this be a lesson to programs out there to double-check their mailings to recruits. You can’t be too careful.