Yeah, it does seem like the reclassifying thing might’ve hashed stuff up, but not in a way that indicates Beilein did anything untoward. Beilein offered him as a '19. Currie committed. Then Currie considered reclassifying and got excited about coming to UM a year early. JB thought it “was great,” but I bet he also had some cautionary language that Currie wasn’t paying much attention to. Currie decides to do it and gets excited. JB sees the options working out and realizes it’s better for UM to have Currie as a '19. Currie now doesn’t want to reclassify back and also sees the possibility of Castleton being a year ahead, not to mention the PFs. There you have it…
"Currie said he and Beilein broached the possibility of reclassifying after Currie pledged his original commitment. They explored the option and realized that it was feasible.
“I knew it was a possibility, but we weren’t sure,” he said.
Ultimately, Currie choose to bypass a fourth year of high school “because the possibility of coming in early and getting a head start on my development was too much to pass up.”
Beilein, according to Currie, thought the option of reclassifying “was great.”"