Michigan Commit’s Family Not Happy With Jim Harbaugh

first_imgMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh patting a player on the head.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Amauri Pesek-Hickson, a three-star recruit out of Kansas, was under the impression that he was all set to sign with Michigan during tomorrow’s National Signing Day.Pesek-Hickson had some academic issues that he needed to work on, but his GPA is reportedly on the rebound, and his father revealed that he got a very solid 30 on the ACT recently.Michigan’s director of recruiting previously told the family that he was good to go on that end.The Wolverines are still looking to use the scholarship that had been earmarked for Pesek-Hickson, though, and are eyeing a defensive line graduate transfer.Amauri Pesek-Hickson’s father said that Jim Harbaugh recently told the family that he wants the 2019 recruit to head to prep school, and join the team next season.From the Detroit Free Press:“Because of the scholarship situation, Amauri right now is the odd man out (for 2019). He’s in, but he’s out. What that means is that he basically, to come to Michigan — and this was a conversation we had face-to-face (Wednesday) at Amauri’s basketball game with Coach Harbaugh — was that he wants to use the remaining scholarships for a grad transfer,” Pesek-Hickson’s father, Shermaine Hickson, told the Free Press.“He wants a defensive lineman, I don’t think that’s a secret. So, instead of Amauri getting a scholarship for 2019, Michigan’s plan is to (for him to) go to prep school for a semester and then reclassify in 2020 and join Michigan for the class of 2020.The family was under the impression that the prep school option was only really a consideration if he didn’t qualify to enroll this year, which he now has the grades for. As a result, they’re not thrilled with how Harbaugh has handled the communication here.“But he did his part in the (fall semester). So we kind of felt internally, you should’ve told us about the number situation in early January and what your plans were. If he wanted a defensive lineman, we would’ve understood that.”Now, Pesek-Hickson will not sign with Michigan tomorrow. Instead, they are looking into other 2019 options, including the state’s two Big 12 programs: Kansas and Kansas State.Both have ground to make up, with new coaching staffs taking over, but he’s already planning a trip to Manhattan to see what Chris Kleiman’s KSU program has to offer, according to 247Sports. Michigan’s loss may end up being one of the Kansas schools’ gain.[Detroit Free Press]last_img

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