This seemed likely after the rumors swirling around this week and Austin White’s absence from yesterday’s scrimmage; Rich Rodriguez confirmed today that White is no longer a member of the Michigan football team:
Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez hosted his annual media day press conference on Sunday. One topic of discussion was the status of freshman running back Austin White.
Rodriguez confirmed that White, who enrolled in school last January, was no longer part of the team and wished him well in future endeavors.
White was an early enrollee out of Livonia Stevenson, and a three-star running back according to Rivals.com. With the Wolverines already planning on rotating 3-4 running backs early in the season, including fellow true freshman Stephen Hopkins, White’s departure shouldn’t impact the 2010 squad. I have had the chance to meet Austin during my work with The Wolverine, and I wish him nothing but the best wherever he may end up.