Cornerback Andre Seldon, Jr. has decided to enter the transfer portal. Seldon was an Under Armour All-American in the class of 2020 and a 4-star, the #11 cornerback, and #161 overall.
Listed at just 5’8″ and 173 lbs., size was always a question for him. However, he was a dynamic punt returner and speedy defensive back in high school, and he played bigger than his size in the UA game and practices. He played in just two games at Michigan and mostly practiced in the slot. He did have some health issues while at Michigan that prevented him from practicing/playing at times, but how much that factored into his overall decision is up in the air. Generally, it just seems like he did not have a clear path to playing time, and he wants to start over elsewhere. I thought he could be a punt/kick returner if nothing else, but even with Michigan’s punt return struggles this season, Seldon did not see the field.
Three defensive backs have entered the transfer portal in recent days; Seldon joins cornerbacks Darion Green-Warren and George Johnson III. This is likely at least a little bit related to the fact that Michigan is bringing in six defensive backs in the 2022 class, several of whom are highly ranked and probably headed for some early playing time. In general, while Seldon could certainly go elsewhere and find success, I think it’s odd and somewhat concerning that these numerous Belleville products do not seem to pan out or they struggle in college.
Seldon’s brother Myles Rowser was at one time committed to Michigan in the class of 2022, and so was fellow Belleville product Aaron Alexander, a linebacker. Rowser is now committed to Arkansas, and Alexander is still searching for a home.
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