Five-star Lee County (Ga.) defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon committed in June to play his college football for Michigan. As often happens in this field, Solomon decided to break off his commitment, announcing in August that he’d reopen his recruitment. He's now committed to Michigan again, this time for good.
Verbal commitments are pretty silly anyway, insofar as they are worth roughly the same amount as the paper they aren’t even printed on. What’s unusual about this case is Solomon’s stated reasoning for backing off.
Back in August, Michigan hosted a family barbecue for recruits. This is a common thing for teams to put on during the summer months. But Solomon didn’t attend, and that’s where, as 247Sports’ Kipp Adams reported, this once got dicey for the Wolverines.
"A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went," Solomon said in an interview with 247. "I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me. It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else."
The indignities didn’t stop there.
"Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue," Solomon said. "I guess they do not have tabs on me."
All is apparently well now. Thank heavens.