Name: Shomari Stone II
Weight: 175 lbs.
High school: Washington (DC) St. John’s
Position: Defensive back
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #37
Last year: I did not rank Stone. He redshirted.
TTB Rating: N/A
Stone’s claim to fame, in a sense, is that he’s the son of Shomari Stone, a CNBC correspondent based in Washington, D.C. The elder Stone is a Michigan alum – though not a former football player – and a big proponent of the Wolverines. The younger Shomari was a solid player at St. John’s, though not a standout, and he came to Michigan in 2022 as a preferred walk-on.
As most preferred walk-ons experience, Stone watched his entire freshman season from the sideline. I do not expect much to change in 2023, as Michigan recruited a large and talented defensive back class in 2022. Players from that class – such as Keon Sabb and Zeke Berry – will probably be taking a step forward in 2023, leaving little room for walk-ons to play.
Prediction: Backup defensive back
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