Report: UM pulls playing offer from recruit Matt Falcon

The Detroit News
Matt Falcon

Southfield running back Matt Falcon, a four-star prospect who committed to Michigan's 2016 class back in April, reportedly is no longer in Jim Harbaugh's future plans.

Falcon, who is out for the season with knee and ankle injuries, is being offered only a medical scholarship by the Wolverines, he told Allen Trieu of Scout.com.

"I want to play football and I can still play at a high level," he told Trieu, "but at this time, I'm divided because Michigan is only giving me one option. Coach Harbaugh told my mother, 'If Matthew comes to Michigan, he will not be able to play football.' But they would pay for my college education for academics."

Falcon was injured during a preseason scrimmage against Walled Lake Western.

Falcon (6-1, 215) also missed his sophomore year with a knee injury and parts of his junior year with an ankle injury.

Falcon, ranked No. 6 on The Detroit News' preseason list of the top players in the state, accounted for 1,100 all-purpose yards, including 843 rushing, in six games in 2014.

Falcon told Trieu that he has been assured by doctors that he will be able to continue playing football in the future.

"I just want to apologize to the Michigan fans," Falcon told Trieu. "I've worked hard my whole life to hopefully be given the opportunity to play football at the University of Michigan, and at this time that's being taken away from me."