Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 3

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18Sep 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 3

Jeremiah Holloman (image via Zimbio)

TRANSFERS

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting made 4 catches for 48 yards and 1 kickoff return for 5 yards in a 45-23 win over Idaho.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole made 1 tackle and 2 kickoff returns for 46 yards in a 56-10 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Kingston Davis, RB (UAB): Davis had 10 carries for 27 yards in a 31-24 win over Tulane.

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris had 7 catches for 57 yards in a 68-0 win over Delaware State.

Alex Malzone, QB (Miami-OH): Malzone was 0/3 passing in is first action for Miami-OH during a 26-3 loss to Minnesota.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 3 catches for 22 yards in a 45-23 win over Idaho.

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4Sep 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

Wilton Speight (image via Larry Brown Sports)

TRANSFERS

Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi was suspended for the season opener.

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting played but did not record a catch in a 24-17 win over North Carolina.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole made 2 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 63-6 win over Stephen F. Austin. He also had 2 kickoff returns for 59 yards (29.5 yards/return).

Kingston Davis, RB (UAB): Davis had 6 carries for 14 yards and 1 touchdown in a 52-0 win over Savannah State.

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris had 1 catch for 12 yards in a 55-42 loss to Syracuse.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight started in week one and was 8/12 for 45 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception; he also had 4 carries for 12 yards. Unfortunately, he left the game with an apparent back injury. UCLA lost to Cincinnati, 26-17.

Kareem Walker, RB (Fort Scott C.C.): Walker had 13 carries for 48 yards (3.7 yards/carry) in a 29-28 loss to Highland Community College.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington made 1 tackle in a 40-14 win over Tennessee.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 1 catch for 23 yards in a 24-17 win over North Carolina.

Tyrone Wheatley, Jr., TE (Stony Brook): Wheatley played but did not record any statistics in a 38-0 loss to Air Force.

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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)

TRANSFERS

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.

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29Nov 2017
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Maurice Ways, Ex-Wolverine

Maurice Ways, Jr.

Redshirt junior Maurice Ways, Jr. announced on Wednesday that he would be seeking a fifth year elsewhere. As a graduate transfer player, he should be eligible to play immediately in 2018.

Ways graduated from Detroit (MI) Country Day and caught his passes from quarterback Tyler Wiegers, who has gone on to play for Iowa. Ways initially wanted to concentrate on basketball in high school, but his average height (6’3″) led him to pursuing college opportunities on the gridiron. I gave him a final TTB Rating of 81, because I saw him as a player who would eventually be that big, pro-style receiver that Michigan fans got used to seeing in the 1990s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, he continued to be a little raw – perhaps going back to that early concentration on basketball – and struggled occasionally with drops.

Ways appeared to be on the right track in 2015 when he caught 3 passes for 40 yards as a redshirt freshman, and he followed that up with a spring in which he was thought to be headed toward more playing time. Then he suffered a foot injury, which caused him to miss time, and he never really recovered that momentum that he had seen going into 2016. He ended his Michigan career with 6 catches for 47 yards.

The Wolverines have a bunch of receivers who have passed Ways for playing time, including Kekoa Crawford, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black, and Grant Perry. Ways is a good blocker and reportedly an excellent human being who was involved in a lot of volunteer and leadership activities on campus. He’s a good team and locker room guy, so hopefully he can find a place where he can be a little more successful on the field, too.

10Oct 2017
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Michigan vs. Michigan State Awards

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Maurice Ways. Michigan tried a couple fade routes on Saturday, though they were ill fated. One was to Sean McKeon – which isn’t a terrible idea – and another was to Eddie McDoom, which is a little more suspect. Ways was a high school basketball player who didn’t concentrate on football until he realized that it’s pretty tough to succeed in basketball if you’re “only” a 6’3″ wing. He might be a better fade option than McDoom or McKeon, who have not shown an ability yet to go up and get the ball.

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