Weaver decommits from UM: ‘I am not a plan B player’
Rashad Weaver, a defensive end from Cooper City, Florida, announced Monday night he’s no longer committed to Michigan.
“After being committed for about 7 months,” the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Weaver, who plays for Cooper City High, tweeted, “And receiving little to no contact from staff. I was informed by coach (Jim) Harbaugh that there is a 50/50 chance that he would or would not have room for me ... So I was basically a plan B. And I know within myself I am not a plan B player.
“I was offered a (preferred walk-on) spot or to go to prep school but that isn’t an option for me when I have multiple division 1 offers. I believe I am better than that.
“But it’s okay it’s all Business.”
Weaver attended Michigan's satellite camp in Miami last year. He visited Michigan, Florida International and Georgia Southern, and held offers from Illinois, Syracuse, South Florida and Temple. He's considered a three-star recruit by Scout, and a two-star by 247Sports.
Weaver’s decommitment follows news that New Jersey defensive end Michael Dwumfour committed to the Wolverines earlier in the day.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio might have been subtweeting the Harbaugh-Weaver situation Monday night when he wrote: "The righteous shall prevail."
The tweet was later deleted.
Curtis Blackwell, recruiting coordinator for Michigan State, tweeted the same thing: "The righteous shall prevail."
Michigan's recruiting class has seen plenty of ebb and flow recently. Michigan has also had recent decommitments from running back Kiante Enis (Winchester, Indiana), defensive backs Sir Patrick Scott (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) and Antwaine Richardson (Delray Beach, Florida). Offensive lineman Erik Swenson (Downers Grove, Illinois) reportedly said last week that Michigan pulled his scholarship.
Quarterback/athlete Victor Viramontes of Norco, California, and Farmington linebacker David Reese decommitted last month.
In October, Southfield running back Matt Falcon had his scholarship pulled, but was offered an academic scholarship.
Michigan’s list of commitments stands at 24 players.
The latest decommit sparked a bit of vitriol on social media, which prompted Weaver to respond.