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January 21, 2014

By The Numbers: History of U-M decommitments

Tuesday's news that five-star Damien Harris has decommitted was a tough blow for Michigan fans, though all is not lost with the Berea, Ky., native. Still, here is a look at decommitments through the years.

Class
Recruit
Pos.
Signed With
2003
Sam Keller
QB
Arizona State
Note: Spent three seasons at ASU before transferring to Nebraska. Threw for 5,440 yards and 40 TDs while completing 60.5 percent of his passes during his career.
2006
Jai Eugene
CB
LSU
Note: Appeared in 51 career games with 12 starts but never blossomed into that shutdown corner he was billed to be coming out of high school, recording one INT and five pass breakups.
2007
Jerimy Finch
S
Florida
Note: Transferred to Indiana following one season at Florida but didn't survive IU past his redshirt sophomore campaign.
2007
Marquis Maze
WR
Alabama
Note: Ranked among the nation's best all-purpose players, catching 136 balls for 1,844 yards and eight TDs while returning punts and kicks too for three Alabama title teams (2009, 2011-12).
2008
John Wienke
QB
Iowa
Note: A backup quarterback for Iowa, Wienke took over as the punter in 2012, averaging 37.8 yards on 14 tries during his senior season.
2008
Christian Wilson
TE
North Carolina
Note: Spent four seasons at North Carolina, appearing in 40 games as a tight end. Caught 22 balls for 188 yards and a touchdown.
2009
Kevin Newsome
QB
Penn State
Note: After two seasons a backup QB at Penn State, Newsome transferred to Temple. He played running back, but only had five carries and called his career quits after the 2012 season.
2009
Shavodrick Beaver
QB
Tulsa
Note: Spent two seasons at Tulsa before transferring to Midwestern State. Served as the backup QB for two years, rushing for 140 yards and throwing for 211 as a senior this past fall.
2009
Dewayne Peace
WR
Arizona
Note: Didn't qualify and ended up at Houston following Junior College. Played two seasons with the Cougars and made 67 receptions for 708 yards.
2009
Jordan Barnes
LB
Oklahoma State
Note: Bounced from OSU to Western Oklahoma Community College and then to Toledo in 2011. Was there only a season and did not resurface.
2009
DeQuinta Jones
DL
Arkansas
Note: Enjoyed a relatively successful four-year career with the Razorbacks, appearing in 47 contests in racking up 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
2009
Pearlie Graves
DL
Texas Tech
Note: Spent one season at Texas Tech, notching two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss before leaving Lubbock. He did not resurface at another school.
2009
Bryce McNeal
WR
Clemson
Note: Caught 20 balls in two seasons with Clemson before transferring to Louisville. However, he never suited up in a game for the Cardinals before exiting school.
2011
Kevin Sousa
QB
Wake Forest
Note: Is listed on the Wake Forest 2014 spring roster even though he did not see the field in 2013 and his official bio only includes information through 2012.
2011
Demetrius Hart
RB
Alabama
Note: Has had bad luck with injuries, missing both the 2011 and 2013 seasons. Rushed for 88 yards on 21 carries in 2012.
2011
Kris Frost
LB
Auburn
Note: Played a significant role defensively on the Tigers BCS runner-up team this past season, racking up 59 tackles, including six for loss, from his middle linebacker post.
2012
Pharaoh Brown
TE
Oregon
Note: Recruited by U-M as a defensive end, he went to Oregon and played tight end, catching 12 balls for 165 yards and two touchdowns over the last two seasons.
2012
Anthony Standifer
CB
Mississippi
Note: Made six tackles in two seasons with Ole Miss but was dismissed from the team in October of 2013 and has not found himself a new school.
2013
Gareon Conley
CB
Ohio State
Note: Did not record a tackle and did not see game action for the Buckeyes according to the official stats on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
2014
Denzel Ward
OL
Undecided
Note: Has yet to pick a school but has a final two of Syracuse and South Florida.
2015
George Campbell
WR
Undecided
Note: Decommitted in December and is exploring his options.
2015
Damien Harris
RB
Undecided
Note: Decommitted Jan. 21 but is still considering Michigan and could end up back with the Wolverines.



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