Ex-Wolverine Players: 2020 Pre-Season

Ex-Wolverine Players: 2020 Pre-Season


September 7, 2020
Jaylen Kelly-Powell

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I always like to keep up with former Michigan players, commits, and coaches. As we go into this crazy 2020 season (or not), here’s a look at where things stand for every Michigan player who has transferred elsewhere. If you want a recap of how their 2019 seasons went, check out this post (LINK).

LB Jordan Anthony: Anthony entered the transfer portal and graduated from Michigan over the summer, but it does not appear that he has picked a landing spot yet.

WR Tarik Black (Texas): In his first season after leaving Ann Arbor, Black is projected to be a backup Z receiver for the Longhorns.

S Brian Cole II: Cole, who was drafted in the 7th round out of Mississippi State, was recently waived by the Vikings.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford was expected to be a starting receiver for Cal this year, but the Pac-12 canceled/postponed its season.

Hit the jump for more.

DT Michael Dwumfour (Rutgers): Dwumfour was projected to be a starting defensive tackle for the Scarlet Knights before the Big Ten season was canceled/postponed.

LB Devin Gil (USF): Gil, in his first season after transferring from Michigan, opted out of the season due to coronavirus concerns.

OG Ja’Raymond Hall (Central Michigan): Hall’s career is over after some injury issues.

LB Dele’ Harding: Harding finished his career at Illinois, and it does not appear that he has landed a professional football gig.

DE Deron Irving-Bey (Central Michigan): Irving-Bey was pegged to be a backup defensive end for the Chippewas before the MAC season was canceled/postponed.

DE Ron Johnson, Jr.: Johnson, who joined Towson’s team late last fall, is no longer listed on the roster.

S Jaylen Kelly-Powell (Akron): Kelly-Powell transferred to Akron to compete for a starting job in the secondary this season, but the MAC season’s cancellation/postponement happened.

DE Aaron Lewis, Jr. (Rutgers): Lewis, who spent the winter semester at Michigan after enrolling early, has transferred to Rutgers due to a family medical situation.

WR Oliver Martin (Nebraska): Martin, who spent 2017-2018 at Michigan and 2019 at Iowa, has now transferred to Nebraska, where he’s a walk-on.

LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse (Davenport): Mbem-Bosse, who has not played football since 2017, signed with Division II Davenport back in February. Davenport’s season has been canceled/postponed.

WR Eddie McDoom (USF): McDoom was competing for a starting job at receiver for the Bulls, but he opted out of the season due to coronavirus concerns.

QB Brandon Peters (Illinois): Peters was projected to start for a second year at Illinois. His father reported that Peters plans to play, even if the season is postponed to the fall of 2021 (LINK).

RB O’Maury Samuels (New Mexico State): Samuels, projected to be the Aggies’ starting running back, is dealing with the postponement/cancellation of NMSU’s season.

CB Myles Sims (Georgia Tech): Sims is pegged as a backup cornerback for the Yellowjackets.

LB Drew Singleton (Rutgers): Singleton was slated to be a backup middle linebacker for the Scarlet Knights before the season’s postponement/cancellation.

DT Aubrey Solomon (Tennessee): Solomon is likely a starter at defensive end in Tennessee’s 3-4 defense this season.

OG Stephen Spanellis (Vanderbilt): Spanellis is listed as a 6’5″, 300 lb. offensive lineman on Vanderbilt’s roster. It’s unclear whether he will earn a starting gig or not.

CB Benjamin St-Juste (Minnesota): St-Juste was pegged to be a starter for the Gophers before the season was postponed/canceled. He has also been extremely active and leading efforts for civil rights among Big Ten players.

RB Kurt Taylor (Tennessee Tech): Taylor is listed as a 5’10”, 205 lb. junior on Tennessee Tech’s roster, but their season has been postponed/canceled.

RB Kareem Walker (Mississippi State): Walker is listed as a 6’2″, 220 lb. running back for the Bulldogs. From what I can tell, he is not expected to be in the top two at his position.

S J’Marick Woods (Duke): Woods is projected to be a backup safety for the Blue Devils in his first season after transferring from Michigan.

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    Sep 09, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Woof, whatever happened to Oliver Martin? One second he looked like he was in line for significant reps here and now he has washed out of Iowa and is walking on at Nebraska. Did he have injury trouble or something?

    • Thunder
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      Sep 09, 2020 at 9:18 PM

      I don’t know what exactly the deal is. There are rumors, and injury doesn’t factor too much into them. Ultimately, he’s on his third team in the last fourteen months. That’s usually not a good sign.

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