Michigan is out of the running for four-star point guard Cassius Winston. Winston cut his list to three today and is down to Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Stanford — eliminating the Wolverines.
My list of schools is now down to 3. Msu, Pitt, and Stanford (no order). Umich no longer an option
— Cassius Winston (@cassiuswinston) September 9, 2015
Winston was originally scheduled to take an official visit to Michigan on September 19th and had long been considered the top recruiting prospect on Michigan’s board. News circulated over the weekend that Winston had moved his visit to September 26th before MLive’s Brendan Quinn reported that the visit was in doubt. The several year long recruitment appeared to sour quickly after talk of moving the visit and now it is finished.
Winston is scheduled to take an official visit to Michigan State this weekend and Tom Izzo conducted an in-school visit with Winston this morning.
Expect the Wolverines to focus on a pair of backup point guard targets who earned their attention this summer including Milwaukee guard Te’Jon Lucas and New Jersey point guard Bryce Aiken. Lucas is in the process of setting up an official visit to Michigan — he visited USC last weekend and has trips planned to Memphis and Old Dominion — while Aiken has discussed a tentative official visit in early October. Mike Bibby Jr. is another point guard target that the Wolverines watched at times throughout July.