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WMU a possible destination for four-star RB Matt Falcon

David Goricki
The Detroit News

Matt Falcon said he plans on taking official visits next month and in January after decommitting from Michigan this past weekend.

Southfield running back Matt Falcon

Falcon, a four-star running back at Southfield, suffered a torn ACL injury to his left knee the week before his senior season. He had surgery in September and is rehabbing the injury.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh honored Falcon's scholarship, but told him he would never play football for the Wolverines. Falcon missed the last half of his junior season due to a knee injury as well. He rushed for 843 yards last season in six games.

Falcon (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) talked things over with his parents before deciding to decommit. He has reopened his recruiting process. Tennessee, Oregon, Arkansas and Arizona State were in Falcon's top five, along with Michigan, before he committed to the Wolverines in April.

Falcon doesn't have a plan yet on when or where he'll take his official visits, but said he hopes to take them in December and January.

"I am open to the process again," Falcon told The Detroit News on Monday night. "I did have a top five before, but I fell in love with Michigan and wanted to play for the Wolverines. My dream is to play college football and I really wanted to play at Michigan, but they wanted me to sign a waiver to say I couldn't play. That's the reason I was upset. I felt he (Harbaugh) could have taken the option to give me a redshirt my freshman year, so I could get fully healthy and prove to him why he recruited me in the first place. I can't do anything about his decision, but I am disappointed.

"I still have options, coaches wanting me to play for them. I've had multiple conversations with Coach (P.J.) Fleck and Coach (Mike) Hart at Western Michigan. They've done some amazing things at Western Michigan."

UM out of the picture for Southfield's Matt Falcon

Falcon said Michigan State never offered him a scholarship. He knows he has to put the work in to get his knee strengthened.

"I feel good, I'm rehabbing, doing strength and conditioning right now," Falcon said. "I'll be putting the work in and my knee will be stronger than ever."

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