Michigan drops third commit in past week

Is Harbaugh to blame for recruits losing scholarships? (1:37)

The Around the Horn crew reacts to Michigan losing three recruits in one week, and debate whether it's coach Jim Harbaugh's fault for the athletes losing their scholarships. (1:37)

ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, the No. 82 prospect in the 2016 class, confirmed to ESPN that he has decommitted from Michigan.

Elliott is the third lost recruit for Michigan in the past week, joining defensive end Rashad Weaver and defensive back Antwaine Richardson.

Richardson tweeted Jan. 21 that he was reopening his "recruiting process to explore my options to better my future academically and athletically." He committed to Maryland on Tuesday.

Weaver decommitted Monday after being told by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh that there was a 50-50 chance the Wolverines wouldn't have room for him in the 2016 class.

Elliott, who played at Westside High School in Houston, received a Texas-shaped birthday cake from Harbaugh and then-defensive coordinator DJ Durkin in November.

Rumors of a change in heart for Elliott have been swirling for weeks, but he had gone out of his way to dispute the chatter, saying he was 100 percent committed to the Wolverines.

In early January, Elliott said he was communicating with Michigan coaches only. But a few weeks later, he posted a picture of himself with a few Texas coaches during an in-home visit. On Saturday, Elliott tweeted a picture taken during his official visit to the Longhorns.

This is the third decommitment for Elliott. He had pledged to Baylor and Houston before Michigan.

The Michigan staff seemed prepared for this departure; the coaches flipped former Penn State defensive tackle commit Michael Dwumfour on Monday. Michigan still has No. 1-ranked defensive lineman Rashan Gary on its board too.

Elliott plans to announce his decision Wednesday, and all signs point to Texas as his final landing spot.