Four-star guard Jarron Cumberland picks Cincinnati

Dylan Burkhardt

Four-star guard Jarron Cumberland committed to Cincinnati today. He announced the commitment on his Twitter:

The Ohio native had recently visited Michigan and had emerged as one of the Wolverines’ top priorities to replace recent decommitment Tyus Battle. Many thought the Wolverines were in a strong position for his services after the visit.

Michigan still has offers outstanding to Tyus Battle and Cassius Winston while Bruce Brown and Kevin Huerter have now emerged as priority targets in the class of 2016. Huerter recently reported that he plans to visit he will take unofficial visits to Villanova, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Michigan and Maryland. He also has interest from Indiana, Iowa, Creighton and Miami.

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  • Rick Dunaway

    michigan didnt offer

    • bearcats4

      Not what Jarron has/is saying.

      • sane1

        I would have been happy to have him. Nice player, but Michigan did not extend a committable offer to him. That’s a fact.

        • bearcats4

          It’s a moot point now, I do believe you, I apologize for any desrespect taken, wish you guys luck. We just had unbelievable 24 hrs. in Basketball recruiting, got 3 commits. SG Jarron…6’9″ 4**** PF transfer Kyle Washington from NCS….and 6’10” 255lbs high 3*** C Nysier Brooks. These kind of things don’t happen to us often if ever, so I might have felt like doing a little needleing. All of you have a nice day and a better season.

          • John

            We have somewhat of a short fuse regarding recruiting right now. Our program seemed primed to really start bringing in some serious classes a mere 24 months ago. Instead, we are getting really close with a lot of highly touted recruits but are getting passed over regularly for reasons that most of us cannot quite understand. It seemed that we righted the ship with Battle, and then he bailed, again, for reasons we don’t quite understand like the day before Michigan State grabbed the guy we almost closed on before ceasing contact because of the Battle commitment. In short, this has been kind a rough month from our end.

          • bearcats4

            Patience, after all you are the big blue, you are Michigan, just have patience.

  • Robert Golden

    IU got in late with Huerter but they’re optimistic. Why they waited till now is a mystery.

  • Mattski

    Would be helpful, if you know, to say whether Michigan wanted him, was lukewarm, or not in fact keen. At times the lack of any editorial stance at all here–carefully cultivated or not–tends to render the articles little more than press releases, a little colorless.

    • Michigan liked Jarron, but hadn’t offered yet. Likely trying to slow play.. not sure what triggered the UC commit. Jarron hasn’t really been talking to anyone since the U-M trip. He just got back from the Nike Skills Academy and pulled the trigger.

      July is going to be very important for U-M with how things stand now… Going to need to find some new targets.

      • Robert Golden

        Recruiting is ALL about relationships. Not playing time. Not coaching style. Not location. Not anything else. It’s all relationships.

    • Mattski

      That’s the strongest criticism I will ever have of this otherwise wonderful site, but maybe one worth lodging. :)

  • Chris De Sana

    Good match for his game

  • Webbdog

    Bruce Brown or Bust.

    • Robert Golden

      Bruce Brown is filthy. You absolutely make him a priority at PG.

  • robpollard

    Good decision by both sides. I’m sure he will be a nice player, but I was not wowed but the few videos I saw.

    UM still has a shot at better players (although nothing remotely guaranteed) so they had to slow play Cumberland. It’s understandable he didn’t want to wait.

    • bearcats4

      Nice try, Cincy got him you wanted him, men up, excuses, excuses, weak very weak, sad to.

      • NbobBis

        sad to what? see? think? say?

      • bobohle

        Michigan never offered Cumberland period. We’ve got better targets to fish for.

      • bearcats4

        You correct, have a nice season.

      • dirtgrain

        Trash talking recruiting? Really?

        • bearcats4

          Yea I know, not very classy on my part, really didn’t mean to come accross like I did, got a little to excited and went about it the wrong way. Good luck to you guys.

      • robpollard

        What? UM never offered him. And I was fine with that. We need to aim higher, considering our options (as unlikely as some of them may be, they are still options) at this point. That’s it.

        I literally don’t care about the Cincy program. I hope Cumberland does well there.

  • Corperryale

    Not disappointed about missing on Cumberland since he was very much a Plan B (though I wish him well at Cincy) but overall recruiting is in a bad place right now. Hard to get excited about the future of Michigan basketball, especially with Izzo just cleaning up these days.

    • bobohle

      Winston and Brown can save the 2016 class. Like I said the other day ,hopefully Trey Burke is talking up the Maize and Blue at the NBAPA camp

      • Corperryale

        I think you’re right, and I would add Bridges to that list also (maybe it’s a pipe dream, but it’s all I’ve got). I like Huerter just fine but I don’t think he *alone* would be a game changer. It would also truly suck if MSU got Bridges AND Langford.

  • Wayman Britt

    In Cassius Winston we trust.

  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    Spike Albrecht’s brother is talking to Beilein.