Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 7

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17Oct 2017
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 7

Damien Harris

TRANSFERS

Ross Douglas, LB (Rutgers): Douglas made 7 tackles in a 35-14 win over Illinois.

Shane Morris, QB (CMU): Morris completed 17/37 passes for 182 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions; he ran 6 times for 23 yards. This year he has completed 55% of his passes for 12 TDs and 11 INTs.

Wyatt Shallman, DE (Ohio): Shallman made 5 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 48-30 win over Bowling Green State University.

Keith Washington, CB (Copiah-Lincoln C.C.): Washington made 1 tackle in a 16-15 loss to Hinds College in week six.

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9Oct 2017
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 6

Wyatt Shallman (image via Twitter)

TRANSFERS

Kingston Davis, RB (Independence C.C.): Davis had 4 carries for 4 yards in a 44-38 win over Ellsworth Community College. He now has 18 carries for 37 yards this season.

Shane Morris, QB (CMU): Morris completed 25/35 passes for 249 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 26-23 win over Ohio.

Wyatt Shallman, DE (Ohio): Shallman, who did not play in Ohio’s first four games, broke out with 5 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack in his debut. Who was his sack victim? None other than Shane Morris, his former teammate at Michigan. Ohio lost by a score of 26-23.

Keith Washington, CB (Copiah-Lincoln C.C.): Washington made 1 tackle and 1 pass breakup in a 27-24 win over East Central Community College in week five. No stats are available for week six yet.

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2Oct 2017
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 5

A.J. Dillon (image via ND Insider)

TRANSFERS

Ross Douglas, LB (Rutgers): Douglas made 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 56-0 blowout loss to Ohio State. Rutgers is 1-4.

Shane Morris, QB (CMU): Morris was 21/42 for 171 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions in a 28-8 loss to Boston College. He now has 9 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on the year.

Keith Washington, CB (Copiah-Lincoln C.C.): Washington made 3 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 35-10 loss to Jones Community College in week four. No stats are available for week five yet.

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21Aug 2017
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Keith Washington, Ex-Wolverine

Redshirt sophomore cornerback Keith Washington is transferring out of Michigan. I ranked Washington at #20 in the 2017 Season Countdown (LINK) and projected him as a starting cornerback after he looked like the best corner on the roster in the spring game.

Recent rumors suggested that David Long and Lavert Hill solidified themselves as the top corners, and Sam Webb intimated that Washington was no longer playing corner, presumably meaning that he had moved to safety. That makes sense for Michigan due to the low numbers at safety. But maybe it didn’t sit well with Washington, who would have been behind two sophomores at cornerback, a junior safety in Tyree Kinnel, and a sophomore safety in Josh Metellus. Maybe he simply didn’t see the path to playing time.

Washington was committed to Cal at one point, and Michigan flipped him out of Prattville (AL) Prattville. Remember that exciting pipeline to Prattville? Nobody is left. Washington is transferring, Dytarious Johnson didn’t qualify, Kingston Davis transferred to a JUCO in Kansas, and Cam Taylor – 2018 wide receiver who was offered – committed to Missouri this summer.

Not much of a pipeline after all.

14Aug 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #20 Keith Washington

Keith Washington (image via Twitter)

Name: Keith Washington
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 170 lbs.
High school: Prattville (AL) Prattville
Position: Cornerback
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #6
Last year: I ranked Washington #54 and said he would be a backup cornerback. He made 3 tackles.
TTB Rating: 68

Washington entered college in 2015 with very little experience at defensive back. Instead, he was a standout dual-threat quarterback in high school. So the transition from high school QB to college CB was bound to take some time. He looked lost in the 2016 spring game, he got overpowered, he lost contain, and he didn’t look like he knew how to tackle very well. He was sprinkled in on special teams in 2016 and made a few tackles, but he largely went unnoticed.

Fast forward to the 2017 spring game, and everything may have changed. The first thing is that he looked noticeably larger than the 170 lbs. he had been listed at during his first two seasons on campus. Second, he looked like he knew what he was doing. His technique had improved, and he was playing faster. Washington is an example of why some people aren’t too concerned about an inexperienced defense under Don Brown, because a year of experience in a complicated defense can make a huge difference. In Washington’s case, he may have a bit of a breakout season. Hardcore Michigan fans know who he is, but a casual fan may wonder “Where did this guy come from?” when he takes the field this fall. I think Washington will take on a more prominent role, and to my eyes, he looked like the best cover corner on the team in the spring game.

Prediction: Starting cornerback; 20 tackles, 2 interceptions

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