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Report: Two Former 4-Star Recruits Are Transferring Out Of Michigan

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-8. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh brought in a heralded recruiting class in 2016. His haul was ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Now, it looks like two players from that group are set to leave the program. Their departure has been rumored for several days.

Yesterday, Harbaugh mentioned that two players were transferring from Michigan. Internet murmurings claimed the players were running back Kareem Walker and wide receiver Kekoa Crawford.

Now, a report from WTOL-11's Jordan Strack states that Walker and Crawford are indeed leaving.

Both Walker and Crawford were four-star recruits in the 2016 cycle. Walker was the 107th-rated player nationally, while Crawford was No. 118.

Walker didn't play in 2016 and then never cracked the lineup much in 2017. He received just 20 carries, rushing for 68 yards and one touchdown.

Crawford caught four passes in 2016 and increased that number to 12 in 2017. He caught one touchdown pass in each of the last two seasons.

Obviously, Michigan has other players at these positions, but its always disappointing to see major recruits fail to thrive when they get to your program.