2018 Scholarship Count

2018 Scholarship Count

February 25, 2018

Chase Winovich (image via Detroit News)

Players are listed in order of remaining eligibility. With 88 scholarships allotted, Michigan is over its scholarship limit by 3. As for the 2018 recruiting class, it’s more than full right now and there will have to be some more attrition in order to fit everyone. Meanwhile, 11 seniors are scheduled to graduate, so the 2019 class should have at least 11 players.


Hit the jump for the breakdown by class.


  • QB Kevin Doyle decommitted from Michigan
  • TE Ian Bunting announced he would transfer
  • RB Michael Barrett committed to Michigan
  • Utah CB/S Casey Hughes announced he would transfer to Michigan
  • CB Vincent Gray committed to Michigan
  • OT Ja’Raymond Hall announced he would transfer to Central Michigan
  • DE Julius Welschof committed to Michigan
  • WR Ronnie Bell committed to Michigan
  • FB Ben VanSumeren committed to Michigan
  • Added QB Shea Patterson as a transfer from Ole Miss
  • WR Maurice Ways, Jr. announced he would transfer
  • QB Alex Malzone announced he would transfer
  • WR Drake Harris announced he would transfer
  • QB Wilton Speight announced he would transfer

REDSHIRT SENIORS = 8 (Final season 2018)
FB Jared Wangler
OL Juwann Bushell-Beatty
DE Chase Winovich
DT Lawrence Marshall
DT Bryan Mone

LB Noah Furbush
CB Casey Hughes
CB Brandon Watson

SENIORS = 3 (Final season 2018)
RB Karan Higdon
WR Grant Perry
S Tyree Kinnel

REDSHIRT JUNIORS = 6 (Final season 2019)
TE Zach Gentry

TE Tyrone Wheatley, Jr.
OL Grant Newsome
OL Jon Runyan, Jr.
OL Nolan Ulizio
DE Reuben Jones
S Ryan Glasgow
K James Foug
P Ryan Tice

JUNIORS = 18 (Final season 2019)
QB Shea Patterson
RB Chris Evans
TE Nick Eubanks

TE Sean McKeon
WR Kekoa Crawford

WR Eddie McDoom
OL Ben Bredeson
OL Michael Onwenu
DE Carlo Kemp
DE Joshua Uche

DT Michael Dwumfour
DT Rashan Gary
LB Devin Bush, Jr.
LB Devin Gil
LB Khaleke Hudson
CB Lavert Hill
CB David Long, Jr.
S Josh Metellus
WR Nate Schoenle

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORES = 6 (Final season 2020)
QB Brandon Peters
RB Kareem Walker
OL Stephen Spanellis
DE Ron Johnson
LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse
K Quinn Nordin
OL Andrew Vastardis
LS Camaron Cheeseman
P Will Hart

SOPHOMORES = 15 (Final season 2020)
RB O’Maury Samuels
FB Ben Mason
WR Tarik Black
WR Nico Collins

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
OL Cesar Ruiz

DE Kwity Paye
DT Aubrey Solomon

LB Joshua Ross
CB Benjamin St-Juste
CB Ambry Thomas
S Brad Hawkins, Jr.

S Jaylen Kelly-Powell
S J’Marick Woods
P Brad Robbins

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN = 13 (Final season 2021)
QB Dylan McCaffrey
RB Kurt Taylor
WR Oliver Martin
OL Chuck Filiaga
OL Joel Honigford
OL James Hudson
OL Andrew Stueber
DE Luiji Vilain
DT Deron Irving-Bey
DT Donovan Jeter
DT Phillip Paea
LB Jordan Anthony
LB Drew Singleton

FRESHMEN = 19 (Final season 2021)
QB Joe Milton
RB Michael Barrett

RB Hassan Haskins
RB Christian Turner
FB Ben VanSumeren
WR Ronnie Bell

TE Mustapha Muhammad
TE Luke Schoonmaker
OL Ryan Hayes
OL Jalen Mayfield
DE Aidan Hutchinson
DE Taylor Upshaw
DE Julius Welschof

LB Cameron McGrone
CB Vincent Gray

CB Gemon Green
CB Myles Sims
S Sammy Faustin

S German Green


  1. Comments: 169
    Joined: 9/3/2015
    suduri xusai
    Nov 30, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    I wonder which RS seniors won’t be asked to come back. I see a few more…

  2. Comments: 202
    Joined: 12/24/2016
    Nov 30, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    Assuming no RS Seniors return, would put SC at 61; meaning a 2018 class size of about 24.
    But if Mone, JBB & Winovich return; who are the only RS Seniors I can see returning; that puts class at 21ish.
    With current commits of 16, means room for more than a few yet. 5 to 8ish.

    But who knows………INTJohn

    • UM_1973
      Comments: 45
      Joined: 10/14/2015
      Nov 30, 2017 at 11:46 AM

      I think Furbush and Watson are key back-ups that should be welcomed back to the team if they choose to.

      • Comments: 202
        Joined: 12/24/2016
        Nov 30, 2017 at 11:57 AM

        Back-ups? Back-ups? We’re Talkin bowt Back-ups?………

        We’re not talking bowt Starters, here
        We’re talking bowt Back-ups

        (Sung to the tune of Practice! Practice! We’re talking bowt Practice)


  3. Comments: 202
    Joined: 12/24/2016
    Nov 30, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    On a side note regarding PWO commit Kyle Grady, San Diego Point Loma HS: https://247sports.com/player/kyle-grady-46048307
    Will this young man be groomed to replace Garret Moore?

    I’m guessing yes?………..INTJohn

    • Comments: 146
      Joined: 8/12/2015
      Nov 30, 2017 at 1:45 PM

      at 185 lbs he will get killed… needs to drink a gal of milk daily and eat a side of beef as well

      • Comments: 202
        Joined: 12/24/2016
        Nov 30, 2017 at 5:48 PM

        Evidently you’ve not done any research regarding Garret Moores who at the age of 22 is listed as 6’3″ (same height as Grady who is still in high school) and Moores is listed at 198lbs; only 13lbs more than Grady who I’ll repeat is still in high school and has yet to experience any college level FBS S & C………..
        Harbs offered him as a PWO for a reason (and lets not forget that a freshman PWO at QB as a 5th yr Sr QB’d Michigan to its only NC in the last 70ish years)
        My question still stands if anyone has an informed opinion or info.

  4. JC
    Comments: 164
    Joined: 8/17/2015
    Nov 30, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    I can only see two RS seniors not being asked back, and I can see two underclassmen looking at the depth chart and leaving because of it.

    This is why I’m excited for the future. 11 players in their last year of eligibility, 5 potential starters, 3 easily replaced, Kinnel will be difficult at this point solely because of a lack of bodies, and Chase will be a little more difficult because he was a monster this year.

    True junior class is full of meaningful contributors after their sophomore seasons.

    It’s going to be fun.

  5. Comments: 1082
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Dec 30, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Ja’Raymond Hall to the Chips. I continue to hear not great reports on Grant Newsome. This potentially puts us at 13 scholarship linemen, which is 2 down if you’re me, 5 down if you’re … ??? … can’t remember and 7 if you’re Lanky.

    In any case, not enough.

    But if that count holds, and I hope it doesn’t to the tune of Newsome, Thunder has yet to add in big German kid, whose name I don’t have down yet. We’re at 86 with options on 5th year guys and maybe a kid or two who can’t see it happening.

    I’d like to see two more offensive linemen and at least one real DT, although I was told by an occasionally reliable guy that big German kid is thought to be a possible 3 tech. I’m not so sure on that one.

    • Comments: 1082
      Joined: 8/13/2015
      Dec 30, 2017 at 5:36 PM

      Missed Ronnie Bell, he’s small and quick.

      Definitely not seeing room for three anymore.

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