2020 Scholarship Count

2020 Scholarship Count

August 18, 2020
Chris Evans

Players are listed in order of remaining eligibility. With 82 scholarships allotted, Michigan is currently under its scholarship limit by 3. Meanwhile, 9 seniors are scheduled to graduate, so the 2021 class should have at least 12 players.


  • Removed OL Jalen Mayfield, who declared for the NFL Draft.
  • Removed DE Aaron Lewis, who transferred to Rutgers.
  • Removed LB Devin Gil, who transferred to USF.
  • Removed DT Michael Dwumfour, who transferred to Rutgers.
  • Added LB Edward Warinner as a walk-on, who transferred from Michigan State.
  • Removed walk-on RB Tru Wilson, who transferred to Northern Colorado.
  • Removed S Jaylen Kelly-Powell, who transferred to Akron.

Hit the jump for the breakdown by class.

REDSHIRT SENIORS = 4 (Final season 2020)
RB Chris Evans
TE Nick Eubanks
DT Carlo Kemp
K Quinn Nordin

QB Michael Sessa
FB Peter Bush
FB Jared Char
WR Tyler Grosz
WR Desmond Nicholas
WR Nate Schoenle
OL Dan Jokisch
OL Greg Robinson
OL Andrew Vastardis
DE Dane Drobocky
DT Carl Myers
LB Jonathan Lampani
LB Geoffrey Reeves
S John Baty
S Tyler Cochran
LS Camaron Cheeseman
K Alan Selzer
P Will Hart

SENIORS = 5 (Final season 2020)
FB Ben Mason
WR Nico Collins
DE Kwity Paye
CB Ambry Thomas
S Brad Hawkins, Jr.

REDSHIRT JUNIORS = 9 (Final season 2021)
QB Dylan McCaffrey
OL Chuck Filiaga
OL Joel Honigford
OL Andrew Stueber
DE Luiji Vilain
DT Donovan Jeter
DT Phillip Paea

LB Joshua Ross
P Brad Robbins
FB Matt Brown
WR Jake McCurry
WR Jack Young
TE Carter Selzer
DT Jess Speight
LB Adam Fakih
LB Ryan Nelson
LB Adam Shibley
S Jared Davis
S Hunter Reynolds

JUNIORS = 3 (Final season 2021)
WR Ronnie Bell
DE Aidan Hutchinson
K Jake Moody

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORES = 14 (Final season 2022)
QB Joe Milton
RB Hassan Haskins
RB Christian Turner
TE Luke Schoonmaker

TE Ben VanSumeren
OL Ryan Hayes
DE Taylor Upshaw
DE Julius Welschof

LB Michael Barrett
LB Cameron McGrone
CB Vincent Gray
CB Gemon Green
S Sammy Faustin
S German Green

RB Lucas Andrighetto
RB Nicholas Capatina
WR Matt Torey
TE Ramsey Baty
TE Luke Buckman
OL Kraig Correll
OL Griffin Korican
DL Joey George
LB Lawrence Reeves
LB Edward Warinner
DB Quinn Rothman
K Adam Culp

SOPHOMORES = 9 (Final season 2022)
RB Zach Charbonnet
WR Giles Jackson
WR Cornelius Johnson

WR Mike Sainristil
DT Chris Hinton, Jr.
TE Erick All
DT Mazi Smith

LB Anthony Solomon
DB Daxton Hill

QB Andy Maddox
LB Nolan Knight
DB Caden Kolesar
LS William Wagner
K Karl Kerska

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN = 16 (Final season 2023)
QB Cade McNamara
OL Karsen Barnhart
OL Zach Carpenter
OL Trente Jones
OL Trevor Keegan
OL Nolan Rumler
OL Jack Stewart
DE Gabe Newburg
DE David Ojabo

DT Michael Morris
LB Charles Thomas
LB Joey Velazquez

DB George Johnson III
DB Quinten Johnson
DB Jalen Perry
DB D.J. Turner II
QB Ren Hefley
RB Danny Hughes
WR Hunter Neff
TE Will Sessa
OL Luke Fisher
OL Mahdi Hazime
S Keshaun Harris
S Andrew Russell
P Karl Kerska

FRESHMEN = 22 (Final season 2023)
QB Dan Villari
RB Blake Corum
WR A.J. Henning
WR Roman Wilson
TE Matt Hibner
OL Reece Atteberry
OL Jeffrey Persi
OL Zak Zinter

DE Jaylen Harrell
DE Kris Jenkins, Jr.
DE Braiden McGregor
LB Nikhai Hill-Green

LB William Mohan
LB Kalel Mullings
LB Osman Savage
LB Cornell Wheeler

CB Eamonn Dennis
CB Darion Green-Warren
CB Andre Seldon, Jr.
S Jordan Morant
S R.J. Moten
S Makari Paige

RB Gaige Garcia


  1. JC
    Comments: 313
    Joined: 8/17/2015
    Dec 04, 2019 at 10:24 PM

    We are light at CB and DT.

    Freshman class has CBs + DTs = 0.

    I really hope we can get one transfer of each.

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Dec 05, 2019 at 11:41 AM

      3 CBs over 2 classes (Seldon, Perry, Turner) is not enough. Expect some moves from WR.

      2 DTs over 2 classes (Smith, Hinton) is not enough. Expect DEs to end up at DT (with Jenkins and Morris as candidates to follow the Kemp/Jeter/Wormley route).

      • Avatar
        Comments: 1364
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Jan 10, 2020 at 1:22 PM

        Yep, ideally you should sign two true DTs (not DEs that you hope will beef up in 3-4 years) and 2 CBs in every class. And if you want to compete at anything near an elite level, at least one of each needs to be a stud.

        What rankings of recruiting classes rarely take into account are balance, and the relative importance of different positions.

        • Lanknows
          Comments: 6285
          Joined: 8/11/2015
          Jan 10, 2020 at 6:35 PM

          Agree with the second point. Look at how many 5 star RBs there are and how very few of them outproduce their backups on a per play basis.

        • Lanknows
          Comments: 6285
          Joined: 8/11/2015
          Jan 10, 2020 at 6:42 PM

          On the first point – are you saying M should take 3-star DTs over 4-star DEs that could grow into a DT?

          • Avatar
            Comments: 1364
            Joined: 8/11/2015
            Jan 10, 2020 at 11:24 PM

            Well, there are DEs and DEs. If you’re talking about trying to grow a 4 star 240 lb DE into a DT, yes, I’d rather sign a 290 lb 3 star. If you’re talking about a 275 lb 4 star DE, that’s a more realistic transition. Sure, you expect most guys playing the lines to add weight and strength, but too much, and you may not be getting the same player you started with in terms of speed and agility. And there may be a stretch in there where they’re a tweener, and not that effective at either position.

        • Lanknows
          Comments: 6285
          Joined: 8/11/2015
          Jan 10, 2020 at 6:43 PM

          Need to take more than 2 CBs IMO.

  2. Avatar
    Comments: 18
    Joined: 1/16/2019
    Dec 05, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Is William Mohan still in the 2020 class?

  3. Avatar
    Comments: 13
    Joined: 11/3/2015
    Dec 05, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    I’m only counting 89 current scholarship players.

    Also, didn’t Anthony Solomon burn his redshirt this year on special teams?

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3849
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Dec 05, 2019 at 11:15 AM

      There are 90 there now. I counted Mohan with the freshmen but didn’t have him listed for whatever reason.

      Yes, Solomon did burn his redshirt. I moved him. Thanks for catching that.

  4. Avatar
    Comments: 28
    Joined: 8/20/2015
    Jan 10, 2020 at 8:07 AM

    The thing that stands out to me is zero OL who didn’t redshirt. With six redshirt freshmen OL, I expect this to continue. May this be the new normal!

  5. Avatar
    Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Jan 10, 2020 at 8:22 AM

    Still see gaps at DT & Corner, and – if you had to guess about upcoming attrition – that’s where it’s coming from
    I’m hopeful we’re digging around the portal

  6. Avatar
    Comments: 6
    Joined: 8/25/2017
    Jan 10, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Just FYI, Nate Schoenle is listed under Redshirt Seniors and Redshirt Junoirs. William Wagner is listed under Sophomores and under Redshirt Freshmen. Both are walk-ons, so doesn’t change the scholarship count.

  7. Lanknows
    Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Jan 10, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    I know how this story ends. 85

  8. Avatar
    Comments: 2
    Joined: 1/14/2020
    Jan 15, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    According to Michigan Athletics, Andrew Vastardis and Jess Speight have earned scholarships (Ctrl+f “scholarship to see):



    This would suggest we’re 2 over the scholarship limit

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3849
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 15, 2020 at 10:46 AM

      Scholarships given to walk-ons are generally one-year agreements. So while they did earn scholarships for the 2019-2020 year, they are not necessarily promised a scholarship going forward. Therefore, I usually don’t count those players when projecting to the next year, because those players will only be on scholarship if Michigan has fewer than 85 “true” scholarship players going into the season. Michigan almost always has 2-4 extra scholarships to give by August because kids transfer, don’t qualify, take a medical scholarship, etc.

      • Avatar
        Comments: 2
        Joined: 1/14/2020
        Jan 15, 2020 at 10:49 AM

        Didn’t know that – thanks for that info. Hoping we hit on some of the DTs in the transfer portal

  9. Avatar
    Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:35 AM

    Does this confirm Warinner will be on scholarship?

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3849
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 17, 2020 at 8:46 AM

      I can see where that would have been confusing, but no, I listed him as a walk-on.

  10. Avatar
    Comments: 20
    Joined: 6/19/2020
    Aug 18, 2020 at 9:33 PM

    It didn’t occur to me before, but Schlissel’s decision to cancel the football season royally screwed over Nico Collins.

    Schlissel is such a fucking scumbag.

  11. Avatar
    Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Aug 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM

    So, we have 9 guys going out the door as seniors/redshirt seniors and 3 open slots for a total of 12.

    We have 21 guys committed and a strong likelihood of two more guys coming in who are absolute takes, maybe 3.

    I don’t think I see any redshirt juniors getting the firm handshake, particularly on the d line if the goal is to run 2 deep at every position. Maybe Honigford or Stueber, but I’m not feeling that either.

    Unless I’m missing something, it looks to me like there’s gonna be some hurt feelings over grey shirt offers and such somewhere within our commitment list.

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Aug 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM

      Good chance that scholarships get a bump up in 2021 to help manage the chaos of 2020.

      • Thunder
        Comments: 3849
        Joined: 7/13/2015
        Aug 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM

        Yeah, there’s a movement going around that scholarships will be preserved, just like they were in the spring. The question, of course, becomes whether schools/athletic departments can pay for a bunch of players sticking around for an extra year. Kind of a “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here” situation where you get an extra year of eligibility…if you can find a school that will give you a spot.

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