Michigan Football: E.J Levenberry Leaving the Door Open for Michigan?

Colan LamontAnalyst IIAugust 2, 2012

Mike Farrell, a national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com posted this tweet implying that Michigan have no interest in the linebacker even after the news broke that he was going to 'rethink' his commitment.

And just like that #Michigan pulls out of the Levenberry race unless they lose a commit per levenberry's father

— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) August 1, 2012

But I have a hard time believing that Michigan wouldn't even at least entertain the prospect of gaining another commitment from a player they recruited from the 8th grade onwards.

From what I understand, Michigan have two scholarships definitely available; with a third also possible depending on a number of situations.

I'd imagine the first two scholarships will be held in reserve for the hopefully imminent commitments from wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell and running back Derrick Green, whilst the third will depend on the legal situation surrounding Frank Clark and other variables.

If there was to be a third spot available, the Michigan coaching staff will simply go with the best player available philosophy.

Anyway, although Michigan are set at the linebacker position, Levenbery already has the size and speed combination that makes him a nice fit at strong-side linebacker.

Add to that the fact that Michigan were his early frontrunner and that he had a close relationship with the coaching staff, then why wouldn't Michigan consider inviting him for an official visit?

Levenberry told Dave Hooker of espn.go.com "he kind of reminds me of my dad, the way he carries himself", when speaking of Brady Hoke.