2021 Scholarship Count

2021 Scholarship Count

March 31, 2021
Aidan Hutchinson (image via MLive)

Players are listed in order of remaining eligibility. With 86 scholarships allotted, Michigan is currently over its scholarship limit by 1. Meanwhile, 12 seniors are scheduled to graduate, so the 2022 class should have at least 12 players.


  • Removed LB William Mohan, who is transferring.
  • Removed WR Giles Jackson, who is transferring.
  • Removed LB Ben VanSumeren, who is transferring to Michigan State.
  • Added DT Ikechukwu Iwunnah, DT George Rooks, and DT Rayshaun Benny, who committed to the 2021 class.
  • Removed DE Luiji Vilain, who is transferring to Wake Forest.
  • Removed RB Zach Charbonnet, who is transferring to UCLA.
  • Added S Brad Hawkins, who is returning for a fifth year.
  • Removed LB Cam McGrone, who is entering the NFL Draft.
  • Removed RB Christian Turner, who is transferring to Wake Forest.
  • Removed LB Branden Jennings, who decommitted and signed with Maryland.
  • Removed OL Zach Carpenter, who is transferring to Indiana.
  • Removed LB Charles Thomas, who is transferring.
  • Added LB Branden Jennings, who committed to the 2021 class.
  • Added OL Willie Allen, who is transferring in from Louisiana Tech.
  • Removed LB Osman Savage, who plans to transfer.
  • Removed QB Dylan McCaffrey, who is transferring to Northern Colorado.
  • Removed OL Jalen Mayfield, who plans to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
  • Removed DE Aaron Lewis, who transferred to Rutgers.

Hit the jump for the breakdown by class.

REDSHIRT SENIORS = 9 (Final season 2021)
OL Willie Allen
OL Chuck Filiaga
OL Joel Honigford
OL Andrew Stueber
DT Donovan Jeter
DT Phillip Paea

LB Joshua Ross
S Brad Hawkins
P Brad Robbins
TE Carter Selzer
OL Andrew Vastardis (6th year)
DT Elijah Pierre
DT Jess Speight
S Hunter Reynolds
P Izaak Gerkis

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

REDSHIRT JUNIORS = 10 (Final season 2022)
RB Hassan Haskins
TE Luke Schoonmaker

OL Ryan Hayes
DE Taylor Upshaw
DE Julius Welschof

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

QB Max Wittwer
RB Lucas Andrighetto
WR Matt Torey
TE Luke Buckman
OL Kraig Correll
OL Griffin Korican
DL Joey George
LB Edward Warinner

JUNIORS = 7 (Final season 2022)
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
WR Mathew Harrison
LB Nolan Knight
DB Caden Kolesar
LS William Wagner

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORES = 14 (Final season 2023)
QB Cade McNamara
OL Karsen Barnhart
OL Trente Jones
OL Trevor Keegan
OL Nolan Rumler
DE Gabe Newburg
DE David Ojabo

DT Michael Morris
DT Jack Stewart
LB Joey Velazquez

DB George Johnson III
DB Quinten Johnson
DB Jalen Perry
DB D.J. Turner II
QB Ren Hefley
RB Leon Franklin
RB Danny Hughes
TE Hunter Neff
OL Luke Fisher
OL Mica Gelb
OL Mahdi Hazime
S Keshaun Harris
S Joshua Luther
P Karl Kerska

SOPHOMORES = 7 (Final season 2023)
RB Blake Corum
WR A.J. Henning
WR Roman Wilson
OL Zak Zinter

DE Jaylen Harrell
LB Kalel Mullings
S Makari Paige

QB Peyton Smith
RB Gaige Garcia
RB Isaiah Gash
RB Nico Tiberia
WR Will Rolapp
WR Jake Thaw
LS Greg Tarr
K Cole Hussung

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN = 13 (Final season 2024)
QB Dan Villari
TE Matt Hibner
OL Reece Atteberry
OL Jeffrey Persi

DE Kris Jenkins, Jr.
DE Braiden McGregor

LB Nikhai Hill-Green
LB Cornell Wheeler
CB Eamonn Dennis
CB Darion Green-Warren
CB Andre Seldon, Jr.
S Jordan Morant
S R.J. Moten

WR Christian Bartholomew
WR Sam Staruch
OL Noah Stewart
LB Jerome Nichols

FRESHMEN = 23 (Final season 2024)
QB J.J. McCarthy
RB Tavierre Dunlap

RB Donovan Edwards
WR Andrel Anthony
WR Cristian Dixon
WR Xavier Worthy
TE Louis Hansen
OL Raheem Anderson II
OL Tristan Bounds
OL Greg Crippen
OL Giovanni El-Hadi
DE Kechaun Bennett
DE Dominic Giudice
DE T.J. Guy

DT Rayshaun Benny
DT Ikechukwu Iwunnah
DT George Rooks
LB Junior Colson
LB Jaydon Hood
LB Tyler McLaurin
CB Ja’Den McBurrows
S Rod Moore
P Tommy Doman


  1. Avatar
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    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:20 AM

    Not entirely sure what the rule adjustment is, but for the time being the total number of scholarships doesn’t matter. Correct?

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      Comments: 13
      Joined: 11/3/2015
      Oct 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

      My understanding is that this year doesn’t count towards eligibility. So technically one of the 2020 freshmen could play in all 10 games, then play in four in 2021, and enter the 2022 season as a RS freshman. Weird.

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    Comments: 3
    Joined: 4/11/2017
    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Not sure if I missed something, but isn’t Jaylen Mayfield back in?

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      Comments: 3
      Joined: 4/11/2017
      Oct 17, 2020 at 10:57 AM

      Oh never mind. I figured it out.

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    Comments: 71
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Oct 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Doesn’t this year not count for eligibility? So guys like Ben Mason, Chris Evans, Carlo Kemp could all stay for another year if they wanted?

    Any chance scholarship limits are changed for 2021 due to the number of players who didn’t exhaust their eligibility?

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