Carter Dunaway, a 3-star tight end from the 2017 recruiting class, announced Friday afternoon on Twitter that he has decommitted from Michigan.
Re-opening my recruitment: pic.twitter.com/UtfxgKVvzz
— Carter Dunaway (@c_dunaway50) September 9, 2016
Dunaway is from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and plays for Brother Rice High School near Detroit. He is considered the 56th-best tight end in his class, and is the No. 33-ranked 2017 recruit in the state of Michigan.
He has offers from Indiana, Nebraska and Purdue.
Dunaway became the second prospect to decommit from the Wolverines on Friday, following 4-star linebacker Antwuan Johnson. In total, four players have decommitted from Michigan in the last month. The others are 2017 defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and 2018 tight end Leonard Taylor.
What makes Dunaway’s decommitment different is that his brother is currently a sophomore linebacker for the Wolverines.
Not only is Carter Dunaway a 2017 prospect, but he's been committed for more than a year and his brother is on Michigan's roster.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 9, 2016
It should be noted that this is nothing new for a Jim Harbaugh-led program. As Land of 10 recruiting writer Jeremy Birmingham points out, it’s similar to the way he recruited at Stanford.
Again, this is a fairly standard operating procedure for Jim Harbaugh. It was his MO at Stanford as well. Nothing new. Accept all, then cut.
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) September 9, 2016