Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Spring 2021

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5Apr 2021
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Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Spring 2021

Zach Charbonnet (image via MLive)

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Jordan Anthony, LB (transfer portal): Anthony has been in the transfer portal for over a year. He last played for Michigan in 2019.

Tarik Black, WR (Texas): Black caught 10 passes for 240 yards and 1 touchdown in 2020. He is returning to Texas for his fifth year of college eligibility.

Zach Carpenter, C (Indiana): Carpenter is listed as a 6’5″, 320 lb. lineman for Indiana. He transferred immediately after the 2020 season.

Zach Charbonnet, RB (UCLA): Charbonnet ran 19 times for 124 yards and 1 touchdown for Michigan in 2020 and signed with the Bruins as a transfer.

Kekoa Crawford, WR (Cal): Crawford is listed as a 6’1″, 195 lb. sixth-year senior for the Golden Bears. He caught 19 passes for 232 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2020.

Devin Gil, LB (South Florida): Gil opted out of the 2020 season and is transferring, though a destination has not yet been announced.

Ja’Raymond Hall, OT (CMU): Hall is retired after having some injury issues.

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2Apr 2021
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Taylor Groves, Ex-Wolverine

Taylor Groves

Cross Plains (TN) East Robertson safety Taylor Groves decommitted from Michigan earlier this week. Groves committed to the Wolverines sight unseen shortly after Maurice Linguist was hired to be the cornerbacks coach and co-defensive coordinator.

Michigan has done well recruiting the safety position in recent years, but Groves seemed like perhaps a new direction for the position. He is tall and lanky (listed at 6’2″, 175 lbs.) with cornerback skills. Michigan has generally seemed to reel in shorter, thicker, quasi-outside linebacker types for safety, aside from Daxton Hill.

Groves is the third decommitment in the 2022 class, joining safety Myles Rowser (Arkansas) and defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren (undecided).

2Apr 2021
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Giles Jackson, Ex-Wolverine

Giles Jackson (image via MGoBlue)

Michigan wide receiver Giles Jackson has entered the transfer portal. Jackson went through a surgery this off-season after his second year in a Wolverines uniform.

A member of the class of 2019, I gave Jackson a TTB Rating of 75 (LINK) and he ended up as a 76.

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31Mar 2021
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2021 Scholarship Count

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.

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