One of the best prospects in the Class of 2017, 5-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon, will reveal his college plans on National Signing Day at 10 a.m ET live on ESPNU.
The nation’s No. 2 DT is down to Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and Southern California. He took official visits to all of those schools, except Georgia. Alabama and Michigan are the perceived favorites.
Solomon, a U.S. Army All-American from Lee County High School (Leesburg, Ga.), has had a wild recruitment. At different points over the past month, it seems like the Crimson Tide and Wolverines have gone back and forth with holding the top spot to land Solomon’s commitment.
Here are three things to know about Solomon ahead of his decision:
1. De-committed from Michigan after clerical error
Solomon abruptly committed to Michigan while on an unofficial visit this past summer. Just days prior to his commitment to Michigan, he told SEC Country that Alabama was his leader and Georgia was gaining ground. There was no mention of his liking of Michigan.
Fast forward a few months and Solomon de-committed from Michigan after the team sent him a letter in the mail thanking him and his mother for attending a barbecue that they were not at. The Wolverines also spelled his name wrong after he gave them the correct spelling.
“I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me. It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else,” Solomon said at the time. “Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue. I guess they do not have tabs on me.”
2. Six different leaders
The 5-star prospect has been all over the place in his recruitment. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Ole Miss have all been considered the favorite to land Solomon at various points of his process.
3. Graduation rate is important
Solomon and his mother have consistently said that the graduation rate at the school he chooses was going to be critical. If we were to base his decision purely on that, he would head to Alabama. The Crimson Tide have the highest graduation rate — at 80 percent — out of the schools he’s considering. Michigan is right behind, though, at 79 percent.
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