2018 Scholarship Count

2018 Scholarship Count

August 23, 2018

Chase Winovich (image via Detroit News)

Players are listed in order of remaining eligibility. With 79 scholarships allotted, Michigan is now under its scholarship limit. As for the 2019 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 17 players.


WALK-ONS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2018: LS Camaron Cheeseman, WR Nate Schoenle, C/OG Andrew Vastardis, RB Tru Wilson

Hit the jump for the breakdown by class.


  • Removed RB Kurt Taylor, who is transferring
  • Removed OT James Hudson, who plans to transfer
  • Removed LB Drew Singleton, who plans to transfer
  • Removed DT Deron Irving-Bey, who transferred to Central Michigan
  • Removed OT Grant Newsome, who medically retired
  • Removed WR Eddie McDoom, who transferred to South Florida
  • Removed TE Tyrone Wheatley, Jr., who transferred to Stony Brook
  • Added K Jake Moody, who has been put on scholarship after being expected to grayshirt
  • Added QB Jeff George, Jr. and RB Berkley Edwards as walk-ons
  • Removed WR Kekoa Crawford
  • Removed RB Kareem Walker
  • Removed LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse
  • 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

SIXTH-YEAR SENIORS = 0 (Final season 2018)
RB Berkley Edwards

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
RB Joe Hewlett
TE Bradford Jones
CB Matt Mitchell
LS Andrew Robinson

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

REDSHIRT JUNIORS = 4 (Final season 2019)
TE Zach Gentry

OL Jon Runyan, Jr.
OL Nolan Ulizio
DE Reuben Jones
QB Jeff George, Jr.
QB Jacob West
FB Spencer Dickow
WR Brendan White
TE Kenneth Ferris
TE Joseph Files
DE John Luby
LB Jack Dunaway
LB Ryan Glasgow
LB Jameson Offerdahl
S Louis Grodman
K James Foug

JUNIORS = 16 (Final season 2019)
QB Shea Patterson
RB Chris Evans
TE Nick Eubanks

TE Sean McKeon
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 = 4 (Final season 2020)
QB Brandon Peters
OL Stephen Spanellis
DE Ron Johnson
K Quinn Nordin
QB Michael Sessa
RB Jared Char
RB Tru Wilson
FB Peter Bush
WR Jake Martin
TE Conner Edmonds
TE William Holton
OL Dan Jokisch
OL Greg Robinson
OL Andrew Vastardis
DE Dane Drobocky
DT Carl Myers
S Tyler Cochran
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 = 9 (Final season 2021)
QB Dylan McCaffrey
WR Oliver Martin
OL Chuck Filiaga
OL Joel Honigford
OL Andrew Stueber
DE Luiji Vilain
DT Donovan Jeter
DT Phillip Paea
LB Jordan Anthony
FB Matt Brown
FB Tyler Plocki
WR Jake McCurry
WR Jack Young
TE Carter Selzer
TE Ryan Veingrad
LB Adam Fakih
LB Adam Shibley
S Jared Davis
S Hunter Reynolds
LS Matt Baldeck

FRESHMEN = 20 (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
K Jake Moody


  1. Avatar
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    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…

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    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
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      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.

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        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)


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    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

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      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

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        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: 313
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    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.

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    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.

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    Feb 25, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    Isn’t mbost bin gone – like for awhile?

    This is my Sunday night I’m trasht post – your site won the drawing Thunder! SSssokay. No need to thank that you hit the lottery post – waz toahly random.

    Yeah on gin & tonik thats not even really gin & tonik not even gin & ginger; gin & I think a lil ginger spiked with yeah – appl juice. Wha ever its the gin tha kowntz – amirite?

    I’m kleerin owta San Diego tho 2zday. B n Brownsville TX jean tyme 4 Spring Break…….

    Repeet – izn’t Embosed gone?
    GAWD I luv gin………….intjonny

    • Thunder
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      Feb 25, 2018 at 9:42 PM

      I haven’t seen it anywhere officially, so I’m leaving him on here until that point.

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    Jun 09, 2018 at 8:57 AM

    How come Wangler gets a darker blue than the other redshirt seniors. You gotta target on my boys back?

    Or is my monitor just goofy?

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      Jun 09, 2018 at 8:58 AM

      As an aside, I’ll be at a DLS grad party in a couple weeks. It should be interesting to hear the DLS faithful’s opinions about Tru Wilson and his chances.

    • Thunder
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      Jun 10, 2018 at 6:13 AM

      They all look the same shade of blue to me.

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        Jun 10, 2018 at 4:19 PM

        Interesting, Wangler and Grant Newsome both have a darker hue on my monitors, maybe more lavender too.

        Even after I refresh or change screens.

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