One of the top recruits in the country could be staying in Michigan after all. Cass Technical 4-star athlete Kalon Gervin de-committed from Notre Dame on Saturday, opening the door for the Wolverines or Spartans to add him to their 2018 class.
Gervin has 36 offers, but Michigan is second to Notre Dame in predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. He’s listed as the No. 188 overall player in the class and the No. 2 prospect in Michigan.
Gervin committed to Notre Dame in February.
Respect my decision…. pic.twitter.com/hZ4i6ekXoP
— Kalon Gervin (@KalonGervin) May 6, 2017
Michigan signed 5-star WR Donovan Peoples-Jones and 4-star CB Jaylen Kelly-Powell from Detroit’s Cass Tech in the 2017 recruiting cycle, so Gervin will have some current Wolverines in his ear.
The Wolverines’ 2018 class ranks 19th in the nation with seven verbal commits, but just one — 4-star DE Aidan Hutchinson — is from Michigan. They have pledges from three prospects from Georgia and two from Texas.
The Spartans want to sign more top prospects in Michigan, but have a commitment from only one — 3-star QB Theo Day — in the 2018 class.
Land of 10 Michigan State recruiting writer Luke Srodulski wrote this about Gervin when he pledged to Notre Dame.
The Spartans had been making Gervin, who ranks as the No. 3 junior in Michigan, per the 247Sports composite, a top priority in a small projected 2018 class. Given how Michigan had signed the top six in-state players in the 2017 class, Gervin had become a key possibility to help the Spartans turn things around.