Eddie McDoom, Ex-Wolverine

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8Aug 2018
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Eddie McDoom, Ex-Wolverine

Eddie McDoom

Junior wide receiver Eddie McDoom has decided to transfer. His current destination is unknown.

McDoom has 24 rushes for 203 yards (8.5 yards/carry), along with 16 catches for 140 yards (8.8 yards/catch), during his two years on campus. He was mostly a jet sweep guy but hasn’t had a big impact in the passing game. I ranked him #38 in this year’s countdown (LINK).

Personally, I do not feel Michigan has done a great job of utilizing him over the past couple seasons. I think he would be a good returner, but Michigan hasn’t used him in the return game. He’s a jet sweep and bubble screen guy, but Michigan hasn’t used much of the bubble screen half of that equation. The unfortunate thing is that this offense with Shea Patterson probably fits McDoom better than Wilton Speight- and Brandon Peters-style offenses over the past two seasons, but we won’t get a chance to see it.

Michigan now has a relatively thin depth chart at wide receiver with just the following scholarship options:

  • Grant Perry (Sr.)
  • Tarik Black (So.)
  • Nico Collins (So.)
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones (So.)
  • Oliver Martin (RS Fr.)
  • Ronnie Bell (Fr.)

Nate Schoenle and Jake McCurry are two walk-on receivers who have earned a little bit of hype.

Michigan now has just 84 scholarship players on the roster for 2018 (LINK).

2Aug 2018
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Tyrone Wheatley, Jr., Ex-Wolverine

Tight end Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. has left the Michigan football program. Wheatley, Jr. is the son of a Michigan all-timer, and he was a part of the small 2015 class that represented the transition year from Brady Hoke to Jim Harbaugh.

Wheatley, Jr. redshirted in 2015 and has made 6 catches for 61 yards over the past two seasons. He was likely slated to be a backup once again in 2018, playing behind junior Sean McKeon and redshirt junior Zach Gentry. I put him at #49 in the 2018 Season Countdown (LINK) and did not expect much from him. Coming out of high school, I thought Wheatley would make a better defensive end than tight end, but he has not taken a shot at defense so far in his career. His future destination is unknown at this point.

There were only 14 players in the class of 2015, and now six have left (S Brian Cole, K Andrew David, DE Shelton Johnson, QB Alex Malzone, CB Keith Washington, Wheatley) and a seventh, Grant Newsome, may have suffered a career-ending injury.

23Jul 2018
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Stephen Herron, Ex-Wolverine

Stephen Herron, Jr.

Louisville (KY) Trinity defensive end Stephen Herron, Jr. flipped his commitment from Michigan to Stanford on Monday.

Herron committed to Michigan a little less than a year ago, in July of 2017 (LINK). There have been rumors of him decommitting in favor of Stanford for months, and those rumors come to fruition more often than not. He insisted to reports over that time that he was solid to Michigan, but if you’ve been following recruiting for a while, you know commitments are only as good as the National Letters of Intent they’re signed on.

Michigan now has 18 commitments remaining in the 2019 class, including three defensive ends: Chris Hinton, Gabe Newburg, and David Ojabo. Newburg is a weakside end like Herron, but Hinton and Ojabo are more like strongside ends or defensive tackles.

Herron is a 4-star, the #5 weakside end, and #86 overall in the 247 Composite.

22Jun 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2018 Pre-Season

Vic Viramontes is going to row the boat…at Riverside City College (image via Twin Cities)


Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules. From what I can gather, he’s pegged to be the #2 tight end this season.

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting will be a fifth year senior at Cal this fall.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole is listed as a 6’2″, 210 lb. redshirt junior safety at Mississippi State and is projected to be the Bulldogs’ starting nickel player. He spent last season at East Mississippi Community College.

Kekoa Crawford, WR: Crawford will transfer, though his destination is unknown.

Kingston Davis, RB (UAB): Davis is a 6’0″, 245 lb. running back at UAB after spending last season at Independence Community College in Kansas. He looks to be one of the featured players on the upcoming season of Last Chance U on Netflix.

Ja’Raymond Hall, OG (Central Michigan): Hall announced that he would transfer to Central Michigan in the off-season, which means he will have to sit out 2018 due to NCAA transfer rules.

Elysee Mbem-Bosse, LB: It’s unknown at this point whether Mbem-Bosse will continue his football career.

Kareem Walker, RB: Walker will transfer, though his destination is unknown.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington, who played this past season at Co-Lin, has transferred to West Virginia, where he’s listed as a 6’0″, 173 lb. redshirt junior cornerback.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways will be a fifth year senior at Cal this fall.

Hit the jump for news on former commitments and coaches.

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10Jun 2018
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Te’Cory Couch, Ex-Wolverine

Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna CB Te’Cory Couch (image via LSU Football Report)

Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna cornerback Te’Cory Couch decommitted from Michigan on Saturday. He had originally committed to the Wolverines in mid-April (LINK). Couch was also committed to Tennessee at one point, so this idea isn’t new for him.

Couch is a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 athlete, and #244 overall. He’s listed by 247 at 5’9.5″ and 148 lbs., though he’s reportedly bigger than that by now. There was some talk that he would end up playing safety at the next level, but it now looks like he will be doing that for Miami (or at least it looks like he will commit to Miami temporarily).

I think Couch is a pretty smooth athlete, although he does not look like a game-changing athlete as a defensive back. This hurts Michigan’s recruiting class from a perception standpoint, but the Wolverines should be able to find a suitable replacement. Michigan’s cornerbacks have performed at a very high level over the past few years, and other recruits surely see that. Georgia cornerback D.J. Turner is set to announce on June 25, and odds are that he will pick Michigan.

On the other hand, Chaminade-Madonna produces a ton of talented prospects, and Couch’s departure won’t help to grease the wheels to a solid program. Michigan is also recruiting wide receiver teammate John Dunmore, a 4-star prospect who was very high on the Wolverines following his April visit, too.

Michigan now has 10 commits remaining in the 2019 class.

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