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Running back Michael Warren backs out on UK football commitment

Toledo Central Catholic’s Michael Warren, center, tried to run past Akron Archbishop Hoban’s Marc Westover, left, and Jonah Morris during the first half of the OHSAA Div. II championship high school football game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.
Toledo Central Catholic’s Michael Warren, center, tried to run past Akron Archbishop Hoban’s Marc Westover, left, and Jonah Morris during the first half of the OHSAA Div. II championship high school football game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. AP

Michael Warren, a class of 2017 running back from Toledo, Ohio, who had committed to play football for Kentucky, announced on Twitter that he has changed his mind.

“I will be officially decommitting from the University of Kentucky,” he said. “I want to thank all the coaches and fans for being great supporters.”

Warren also said that he wants to “enjoy my recruiting process because this is only a once in a life time experience.”

Warren is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, also had offers from Bowling Green, Rutgers, Iowa State, Iowa, Toledo and Western Michigan. The 5-10, 200-pound workhorse has run for 59 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards over the past two seasons.

Warren committed to Kentucky on July 28, 2015, the same day as high school teammate James Hudson, a four-star defensive end who backed out on that pledge on Wednesday.

Hudson’s comments on his decision were the same as Warren’s: “I would just like to enjoy my recruiting process. This is a once in a lifetime experience.”

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