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Top Big Ten Recruit Announces His Decommitment

A general view of Michigan's football stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan's football program took a sizable hit this morning, when one of the Wolverines' top recruits in the 2019 class announced he was backing off his commitment.

Te'Cory Couch, a four-star athlete, announced Saturday morning that he's decided to open back up his recruitment. He announced the decision on Twitter.

His message was simple. "Officially de-committing from the university of Michigan," he wrote.

Here's the full announcement:

The athlete and defensive back is ranked the No. 37 overall prospect in a loaded recruiting state of Florida. It's a sizable loss for the Wolverines' 2019 class.

Despite the loss, Michigan still holds the best recruiting class in the Big Ten and sits at No. 7 nationally.

Couch had previously been committed to Tennessee. He flipped from the Volunteers to the Wolverines in mid-April, but that decision didn't last long.

Miami has been hot on the recruiting trail, and is in the hunt for the home-state product.