|2013 prospect LaQuon Treadwell and 2012 prospect Anthony Standifer|
Back at the beginning of June, Crete (IL) Crete-Monee cornerback Anthony Standifer committed to Michigan. At the time the recruiting services hadn't really picked up on him yet, despite the fact that he had offers from decent schools like Iowa, Michigan, and Notre Dame. As of this morning, Standifer is a 3-star to all four major recruiting services, and anywhere from the #28 to #46 cornerback.
He remained committed for the past several months and seemed strongly interested in coming to Ann Arbor, but a few days ago, it all started to fall apart. Michigan and Standifer have made a mutual decision to part ways, although rumors suggest that it was due to some academic shortcomings on Standifer's part.
To fill the open spot at cornerback, Michigan has recently re-established contact with West Roxbury (MA) Catholic Memorial's Armani Reeves and continued to pursue Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep's Yuri Wright. Reeves is currently committed to Penn State but is wary of the coaching situation. Wright has often said that Michigan is his dream school, but he has yet to visit.
It's unclear where Standifer will end up playing ball, but there is another player who factors into the situation: 2013 wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell. Treadwell is Standifer's teammate and seemed like he would commit to Michigan at some point. Without Standifer in Ann Arbor, that might make Treadwell's commitment less likely. While he has stated that the news about Standifer won't affect his recruitment, I have to wonder if that will hold true or not. Treadwell has picked up offers from Indiana, Nebraska, and Notre Dame to go along with his Michigan offer.
For other news on former Wolverines and ex-commitments, check out the Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia.