2019 Power Forward Taylor Currie Withdraws Commitment to Michigan

Taylor Currie

Taylor Currie, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Worthington Christian (OH) School, announced he has withdrawn his commitment to Michigan and will reopen his recruitment. Currie committed to Michigan and head coach John Beilein in mid-June.

“After careful consideration and discussing it with my family, I have decided to decommit from the University of Michigan and reopen my recruitment for both the classes of 2018 and 2019,” Currie said in a statement via Twitter. “In June, I committed to the University of Michigan because I grew up with a love for the school.”

“However, since my commitment, I have learned more about the recruiting process and what factors should play into a decision,” Currie continued. “I want to thank Coach Beilein for giving me the opportunity to play at Michigan and for the support throughout this process.”

Currie told D1Vision that Michigan is still one of the schools he will consider moving forward.

“Yes, I will still be considering Michigan moving forward,” Currie told D1Vision. “I have opened up my recruitment for both 2018 and 2019, so there certainly is a possibility of me reclassifying back to 2019. I have no timetable for a decision in regards to that, I am really trying to check out all my options for both classes before deciding if I will reclassify or not.”

Prior to his commitment, other schools that showed interest included Florida, Iowa, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Curry’s decision to reopen his recruitment may come as a surprise, based on statements made after his commitment in June.

“It’s been my dream since I was a little kid, to be able to play basketball at the University of Michigan,” Curry said after his commitment. “I knew if I was offered to Michigan I would commit. When your dream’s right there in front of you and what you worked so hard to accomplish is right there, you can’t say no. You can’t pass up that opportunity — especially at a school like Michigan.”

With Curry deciding to reopen his recruitment, Michigan is down to a three-man class in 2018. Recent four-star commit Ignas Brazdeikis joins four-star’s Brandon Johns and David DeJulius in the sixth ranked class nationally, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.


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