Michigan football is hoping to keep all of its commitments this next week but one player they are trying to flip is linebacker Anthony Solomon.
Michigan football fans were probably freaking out when they heard Don Brown was interviewing for the Temple head coaching job Wednesday. Well, everything turned out alright, as Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz wound up taking the job.
While Diaz getting the job seemed like good news for Michigan football fans simply because it meant Brown would be back, there is another reason why it’s significant for the Wolverines and that’s because it should give them an even better chance at flipping 4-star linebacker Anthony Solomon from Miami.
Solomon, who is committed to Miami, but has an official visit scheduled at Michigan Friday, was recruited to the Hurricanes by Diaz, who is now leaving the program. Solomon’s recruitment was already up in the air and 86 percent of the crystal balls on 247sports are already predicting that he will land with the Wolverines.
The fact that the 6-foot, 200-pound linebacker just lost his closest contact at Miami, makes him even more likely to flip to Michigan.
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Solomon is an outside linebacker that runs the forty in 4.8. He has also played some inside linebacker and with some added weight, it’s possible he could contribute at both positions.
At this point, it’s clear that Solomon’s decision is coming down to Michigan football and Miami. He visited the Canes last week and has said he will make his final call after the trip to Ann Arbor to visit with the Michigan staff.
But with the man that recruited him walking out the door and with Miami already losing commits left and right, this feels like one that could definitely go in the direction of the Wolverines, who currently own the No. 11 class in the country according to 247 sports.
Michigan also hasn’t done a lot to address linebacker in this class. There is inside linebacker Charles Thomas and also three-star athlete Amauri Pesek-Hickson, who could play linebacker or in the viper role down the line, but Solomon would add nicely to that group.
Solomon is another guy that could see time as a viper given his size. Yet, with his 4.8 speed, he may be better off playing inside if he can bulk up a bit.
Either way, it will be interesting to see how his visit goes Friday and whether or not he flips to Michigan football soon after, which would give the Wolverines their 13th 4-star recruit of 2019.