UM out of the picture for Southfield's Matt Falcon

The Detroit News
Matt Falcon

Southfield running back Matt Falcon, who committed to Michigan in April, said last month he was no longer being offered an opportunity to play football for the Wolverines.

Falcon told Allen Trieu of Scout.com that coach Jim Harbaugh was only offering a medical scholarship, meaning that Falcon would still be permitted to attend Michigan but would not be a member of the football team.

On Sunday, Falcon wrote on Twitter that he would pursue his dream of playing college football at a school other than Michigan.

"I'm writing this letter today to officially announce my decommitment from the University of Michigan," Falcon wrote. "I want to thank all the Michigan fans that supported me along the way and I would also like to thank my parents and coaches for putting in the countless hours training me and spending time with me since I started this dream to play college football. Coach Harbaugh did not give me the opportunity to play, and that is still the dream. I will continue to pursue that dream to the end, finding my place on an ELITE team and coaching staff."

Falcon (6-1, 215), rated a four-star prospect, missed his senior season with knee and ankle injuries. He also missed his sophomore year with a knee injury and parts of his junior year with an ankle injury.

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

Last month Falcon told Trieu, "I want to play football and I can still play at a high level, 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."