Illinois tackle Swenson no longer committed to UM

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Erik Swenson, a four-star offensive tackle from Downers Grove (Ill.) South High, decommitted from Michigan on Wednesday.

Erik Swenson, an Illinois offensive line recruit who had committed to previous Michigan coach Brady Hoke, announced Wednesday on Twitter he no longer is committed to the Wolverines.

Swenson, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound tackle from Downers Grove (Ill.) South, had committed to Michigan in 2013.

“It was my full intention to play in front of you in the Big House,” Swenson wrote. “God has another plan.”

Swenson told the Chicago Tribune last fall that it was challenging to maintain his Michigan commitment during a time of transition after Hoke’s firing and the hiring of Jim Harbaugh. But he remained firm on his commitment.

“It was hard when there was no head coach for two months and I didn’t hear anything from Michigan,” Swenson told the Tribune last fall.

“I always wanted to go to Michigan since I was five or six years old and wear the helmet. They’re a multi-million dollar program and one of the best programs in the nation. It was a hard wait and a lot of people questioned my decision. Now all (of the doubters) are saying I was the smartest kid to stick around.”