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2016 Toledo Rockets football recruiting: 3-star RB Matt Falcon to visit

Nationally-ranked prospect has had a history of injuries and Michigan has pulled their playing offer.

UPDATE (November 15, 2015): Falcon has made his de-commitment from Michigan public.


Per Zach Harig, nationally-ranked running back Matt Falcon had his offer pulled by Michigan and will visit the Toledo Rockets on Thursday, November 6.

A pair of knee injuries that cut his sophomore and now senior seasons cut short. Despite a successful surgery, Falcon's playing offer from Michigan was pulled on October 19; Falcon gave his verbal commitment to Michigan on April 8.

"I want to play football and I can still play at a high level," he said, "but at this time, I'm divided because Michigan is only giving me one option. Coach Harbaugh told my mother quote 'if Matthew comes to Michigan, he will not be able to play football.' But they would pay for my college education for academics.

"I would have to sign a waiver saying I can't play even though top surgeons told me, my family and Coach Harbaugh I will be able to get back on the field and play at a high level."

source: Allen Trieu,

There's still a possibility that Falcon ends up at Michigan. Head coach Jim Harbaugh will still allow him to come to Michigan on a scholarship to be a student, but playing football at Michigan appears to be out of the equation. Falcon has not de-committed from Michigan.

Falcon is a 6-foot-1, 215 pound running back from Southfield, Michigan (Southfield HS). Other recruiting sites have him higher, but 247Sports grades Falcon as a 3-star running back and is the No. 15 running back nationally, 10th-best recruit in the state of Michigan. Falcon holds offers from 24 schools, three from the Mid-American Conference (Akron, Northern Illinois, Toledo). Other schools that have offered Falcon include Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, UCLA, West Virginia, Nebraska and Louisville.

Highlights above courtesy of Hudl.