Four-star cornerback Garrett Taylor decommits from Michigan

Monday October 27th, 2014

Four-star cornerback recruit Garrett Taylor announced his decommitment from Michigan on Monday.

Taylor, a native of Richmond, Va., originally committed to the Wolverines in March. He had somewhat opened up his recruitment in the wake of Michigan's struggles this season, taking an official visit to Virginia Tech last week and scheduling official visits to Ohio State and Penn State for weekends in November.

Taylor also has offers from such schools as LSU, Stanford, Oklahoma and Michigan State. He's ranked the No. 6 cornerback and No. 48 player overall in the class of 2015 by

In addition to Taylor's departure, four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro decommitted from Michigan at the end of September, and several other committed recruits have said they'll now consider other schools due to the possibility that head coach Brady Hoke may get fired.

STAPLES: Sizing up SEC West ahead of first playoff rankings

Hoke's job security is in question due to Michigan's poor play on the field. The Wolverines are just 3-5 this season after losing to Michigan State 35-11 on Saturday.

The coach has also come under fire for the Shane Morris concussion controversy. The sophomore quarterback was stayed in Michigan's Sept. 27 loss against Minnesota after sustaining a concussion. Morris re-entered the game temporarily even after exiting the field. 

On Sunday, Hoke apologized for a pregame stunt at Michigan State in which Michigan planted a tent stake on the field at Spartan Stadium before the game.

• ​ELLIS: Mariota creates separation in Hesiman race

Hoke has been Michigan's coach since 2011. After going 11-2 his first season, he has watched the team's win total decrease to eight in 2012 and then seven last season.

Michigan has nine recruits still committed in the class of 2015.

2:25 | College Football
College Football roundup: Week 9

Ben Estes



SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.