Lavert Hill, a four-star cornerback at Detroit King, wrote on Twitter on Sunday night that he was decommitting from Penn State.
Some recruiting analysts believe this gives Michigan the inside track to land Hill (5-10, 180), who is ranked the No. 9 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com.
Hill made multiple visits to Michigan this season and his brother, Delano Hill, is a defensive back for the Wolverines.
"I want to thank Penn State and the coaches for believing in me and extending the opportunity for me to further my football career there," Hill wrote Sunday night. "After talking with my family and mentors, I feel I committed too early. It is best that I reopen my recruitment and make sure I choose the best college for me. So I am decommitting from Penn State. I am grateful for all the people that support me and my love for the game, and I know they will understand just how important this decision is for me. I will be taking all of my official visits. And will make my final decision on where I will continue my journey at the U.S. Army All American Game."
Hill also has an offer from Michigan State and from many of the nation's top programs, including Ohio State, Tennessee, USC and others.