Michigan Football: 3-star WR Markus Allen and his shocking decommitment

2021 three-star WR Markus Allen announced on Twitter today that he has decommitted from the University of Michigan.

Michigan football suffered a loss to its 2021 recruiting class Wednesday as three-star commitment Markus Allen shocked Wolverine fans with his de-commitment.

Allen posted this message on his Twitter account Thursday morning, dropping the number of commits in 2021 down to 20.

Markus Allen had committed to Michigan football back on April 28th of this year. He was a member of a very strong 2021 WR group for Josh Gattis and the Wolverines that includes four-stars Xavier Worthy and Cristian Dixon and also three-star Andrel Anthony.

Allen may have only been a three-star, but he has a ton of upside and a very high ceiling. He was also recently upgraded into a four-star by Rivals. He has taken a big leap in the rankings since Michigan offered initially.

Here’s a scouting report on Allen from 247Sports’ Allen Trieu:

Good overall size and length. Solid bulk and build to him already in high school. Will be a big, physical college receiver. Smooth and has good ball skills. Tracks it well in the air and will use his size to go up and win contested passes. Will adjust well to passes and shows good body control. No verified speed as far as a laser time or a track time. Can still get more straight-line explosive. Projects safely as a red-zone guy and productive short to intermediate receiver. Upside is higher especially if he is able to get to another gear top-end wise.

It’s unclear why Allen decided to decommit from Michigan but he has sent out a few cryptic tweets over the last couple days that could have been a sign that this was coming.

As mentioned before, Michigan football does have a solid group of receivers in the 2021 class already so they don’t need to prioritize another receiver unless they want to.

After the decommitment from Allen, Michigan’s 2021 class falls to 11th in the country in the 247Sports Team Rankings.