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What appears to be a glut of scholarship quarterbacks at Michigan for next season has been thinned by one, as Kevin Doyle of Washington D.C. announced his decommitment Sunday.
“Thank you Coach (Pep) Hamilton and Coach (Jim) Harbaugh for the opportunity,” Doyle tweeted. “I am officially decommitted from the University of Michigan. I will be signing with a new school on Wednesday, Feb. 7th (national signing day).”
Thank you Coach Hamilton and Coach Harbaugh for the opportunity. I am officially decommitted from the University of Michigan. I will be signing with a new school on Wednesday, Feb 7th.— Kevin Doyle (@Kevin_Doyle_13) February 4, 2018
Doyle, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound three-star quarterback out of St. John’s College committed to the Wolverines in September, but did not sign during December’s early signing period. He is the No. 23 pro-style quarterback in the country, according to 247Sports, and the No. 6 player in Washington D.C.
He was one of two quarterbacks in the class, along with Florida four-star Joe Milton, who has enrolled early at Michigan. On Sunday, Max Wittwer, a dual-threat quarterback from Utica Eisenhower, said he was committing to Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class as a preferred walk-on.
In addition, Michigan returns rising redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters — who made six appearances last season, including four starts — and rising redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey. Michigan also will welcome Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson, though he’s awaiting word on whether he’ll be immediately eligible.
Michigan’s recruiting class stands at 20 commitments, including 16 who signed in December.