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Five-star guard Tyus Battle de-commits from Michigan

Tyus Battle

USA Basketball

Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class is now down to two commits, due to one of the top players in the country deciding to reopen his recruitment.

Five-star guard Tyus Battle has decided to open his recruitment, according to a report from Also of note is the fact in all of this is the fact that Battle will take an official visit to Syracuse this weekend.

Battle’s de-commitment leaves big men Austin Davis and Jon Teske in Michigan’s 2016 class, and with the loss of Battle head coach John Beilein and his staff are without a needed piece on the perimeter. The Wolverines have two seniors in Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert, and with Derrick Walton Jr. and Zak Irvin both being juniors a versatile piece is just what they needed moving forward.

Battle was that player, a gifted guard who can play either on or off the basketball. Now that he’s opened things back up, Michigan will have to re-recruit the New Jersey native (if they so choose) while also continuing to look for other perimeter options in the Class of 2016.