Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Top DB Gareon Conley decommits
By Tom VanHaaren
Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington), the No. 9 cornerback in the 2013 class, has decommitted from Michigan. Conley had been contemplating taking visits to other schools, which goes against Michigan's no-visit policy for its commitments.
The ESPN 150 prospect took a visit to Ohio State unofficially on Saturday when the Buckeyes took on the Wolverines and has decided to decommit.
"Coach [Greg] Mattison was at my school today and we told him [I was decommitting]," said Conley, the No. 2 player in Ohio. "I felt like I did it too early and didn't wait to see what else would come. I like Michigan, but I like other schools too, and I want to visit them."
Besides Ohio State, Conley also has interest in Oregon.
Despite Conley going against the no-visit policy from the Michigan coaching staff it sounds like the coaches still will pursue Conley. He was told that they will try to hold off on other cornerback prospects, but that they can't make any promises.
Michigan now has 22 total commitments for the 2013 class.
Conley is the second player in the class to decommit. David Dawson, the nation's No. 1 offensive guard and No. 87 player overall, reneged on his Michigan pledge 0n Oct. 14.